Decanter Magazine: August 2013
On sale: Tuesday 2 July 2013
Barbera d’Asti: Stephen Brook urges a reassessment: Barbera tastes exceptionally good (when well made), is well priced, and is ideal with food.
New faces in Burgundy: The high cost of vineyards in Burgundy has not deterred these aspiring winemakers says Stephen Brook.
Producer profile: Masi: Of its 32 wines, almost all use dried grapes. Margaret Rand visits the estate with a passion for this style.
Baby Brunello grows up: Rosso di Montalcino has come of age, and now shows structure and drinkability, explains Kerin O’Keefe.
Producer profile: FE Trimback: One of Alsace’s biggest names, Maison Trimback has fans worldwide. Sue Style meets the family.
Regional profile: Swartland: Best known for wheat, this South African backwater has everyone talking about the Cape, finds Tim Atkin.
The cream in his coffee: Carla Capalbo meets Riccardo Illy, who has added Brunello di Montalcino to his coffee empire.
St-Aubin 2011: 79 wines tasted, 0 Outstanding: As one of the more obscure Burgundy regions, St Aubin can offer excellent value and drinkability, but higher prices don’t always mean better quality – don’t overlook the village wines.
Tasmania & Victoria Pinot Noir: 81 wines tasted, 7 Outstanding: A stunning tasting, with high praise from our experts for the wines from Tasmania, Mornington Peninsula and Yarra Valley regions. The best Pinot Noir the New World can produce.
Expert’s Choice: Rueda: Spain’s alternative to Sauvignon Blanc – Verdejo – is on the rise but, says Sarah Jane Evans MW, careful selection is needed.
Weekday wines: new and expanded: Want to try something different at a reasonable price? Our team finds 25 great-value wines on the UK shelves, for under £20.
Travel: Cassis and Bandol, Provence: Mary Downey samples a slice of the Provencal good life with its national parks, elegant wines and tasty food.
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