Decanter Magazine: July 2013

On sale: Thursday 6 June 2013

Inside the magazine this month: The Decanter Power List 2013, Great Rioja, Inside Krug, Plus Decanter's Bordeaux 2013 supplement: An essential guide to the best wine...

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The Power List: Who is behind the wine in your glass? We name the 50 most influential people in the wine world today

Interview: Paul Draper: Jeannie Cho Lee MW meets the man behind California’s legendary Ridge Vineyards

Regional profile: Elqui & Limari: These Chilean regions are making wines with a real wow factor, says Margaret Rand

Drinkability guide: Rioja: Sarah Jane Evans MW reveals how to build a collection from the diverse vintages and styles available

Producer profile: Krug: Essi Avellan MW looks at how this fabled Champagne house is evolving to meet the vision of its founder

Virginia: This state is tipped to be the ‘next big thing’ in US wine, says Jason Tesauro, thanks to its elegant Old World style

Back to the future: A mix of modern techniques and proven traditional ways is the key to today’s best wines, says Margaret Rand

Feeling the heat: Rupert Joy finds producers who were previously sceptical on climate change now learning to adapt

St Chinian & Faugeres: 77 wines tasted, 4 Outstanding. This tasting was somewhat of a ‘quality minefield’, but choose carefully from our experts’ recommendations, and you will appreciated the incredible value these areas can offer

New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc: 91 wines tasted, 1 Outstanding. Our experts were full of praise for the quality of these wines, both oaked and unwooded styles, and while Marlborough won the day less-appreciated corners of the country also made the grade

Expert’s Choice: Prosecco: Made right, this Italian fizz is a great wine. Ian D’Agata tracks down some of the best examples to enjoy on a summer’s day

Bordeaux 2013: An essential guide to the best wine

All change at the top: Last year was notable for the high number of comings and goings at some of Brodeaux’s top estates. Jane Anson looks at the new appointments, and ones to watch

Around Bordeaux in a dozen wines: Want a taste of the region’s most famous terroirs but can’t afford the top wines? Then follow Margaret Rand’s guide to great Bordeaux reds on a budget

Cellar facelifts: From Norman Foster’s project at Chateau Margaux to Cheval Blanc’s ultra0modern concrete vats, Jane Anson reports on those estates with grand designs

Consolidations: An acquisition drive in Bordeaux has led to fewer growers and larger estates, James Lawther MW asks whether bigger is better

Super seconds: Stephen Brook profiles the chateau that have achieved ‘Super Second’ status, with wines that punch above their weight in quality, personality and price

Why I Love St-Julien: The smallest Medoc appellation has long been a passion for Ian D’Agata, who claims nowhere else in Bordeaux produces such consistently brilliant wines

Alexandre Schmitt: the nose of Bordeaux: Jane Anson catches up with the man who uses olfactory prowess honed in a perfumer career to advise some of the most famous estates, in Bordeaux and beyond

St-Emilion: With knowledge of all 64 grands crus classes, James Lawther MW picks the best in St-Emilion, from newcomers to familiar names

Pomerol: This small appellation is today, a hub of acquisitions, change and progress says Neal Martin, author of a new book on the area

1980S: a Medoc lover’s guide: Steven Spurrier, with help from critics’ notes made at the time, revisits each vintage from this legendary decade

Guide to Cadillac Cotes de Bordeaux: Know the different between Cadillac-Cotes de Bordeaux and simple Cotes de Bordeaux? No? Stephen Brook isn’t surprised

Sauternes and Barsac drinkability guide: Stephen Brook selects the top-performing sweet vintages from the past three decades

Pessac Leognon great whites: These white wines are the best in the world – both for quality and variety says Ian D’Agata

Bordeaux 2009: the Southwold tasting: Having declared 2009 ‘the best vintage of my lifetime’ Steven Spurrier revisits it to see if the wines still live up to expectations

The negociants view: Bill Blatch reckons the traditional Bordeaux business model is in rude health, thank to negociants who are changing with the times

Results of Decanter’s en primeur survey: An exclusive preview in to the buying habit of you -0 our readers. What are your favourite chateaux, vintage and critics?

Travel: Arcachon & Cap Ferrer: Fiona Morrison MW takes a break from Bordeaux by visiting the idyllic playground of winemakers on the Atlantic Coast.

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