The English wine magazine with the self-definition "Decanter - the world's best wine magazine" was founded in London in 1975. It is part of the IPC-Media magazine group. Since 2007, the journalist and TV commentator on wine, Guy Woodward, who previously worked for the magazine, has been editor-in-chief. The content includes news from the wine and spirits industry, a wine guide and wine reviews according to the 5-star system by Michael Broadbent, who also provided a monthly contribution for a long time.
The magazine is published monthly and is distributed in over 90 countries worldwide. Every year, one personality is voted Decanter Man / Woman of the Year. The previous winners have all been legends of the wine industry, including Piero Antinori, Ignacio Domecq, Len Evans, Angelo Gaja, Hugh Johnson, Alexis Lichine, Robert Mondavi, Christian Moueix, Àlvaro Palacios, Émile Peynaud, Jancis Robinson, Max Schubert, Paul Symington and André Tchelistcheff.