Decanter Magazine December 2011

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In the magazine this month: Best of France 2011, Bordeaux 2010 missed opportunities, Sebastian Payne MW interview, Tom Stevenson on rosé Champagne, Burgundy 2010 preview...

DecanterDecember 2011

Best of France 2011
We list the top-scoring French wines from Decanter panel tastings over the past year – plus the 50 best-value

Uncertain futures
John Stimpfig looks back at the 2010 en primeur campaign and a missed opportunity by Bordeaux’s power brokers

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Interview: Sebastian Payne MW
After 30 years, the chief buyer of UK merchant The Wine Society is stepping down. He’s leaving a fine legacy,
says Margaret Rand

Vintage preview: White Burgundy 2010
It’s a tiny crop and prices are set to be high, but that’s unlikely to stop the rush for these wines, says Sarah Marsh MW

Producer profile: Vieux Château Certan
Billed the wine of the 2010 vintage by some critics, this Pomerol estate’s star is on the rise. Jane Anson pays a visit

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In the pink
Why is rosé Champagne all the rage, asks Tom Stevenson, and is it worth the price premium?

Willi’s Wine Bar
Mike Steinberger meets the expat Londoner who founded this much-copied Paris institution

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