Decanter Magazine: December 2013

On sale: Tuesday 5 November 2013

Inside the magazine this month: 30 Bordeaux under £20, Pomerol 2010 rated, Gigondas 2010, Decanting Port - the test, Expert's choice: Jura plus Bergerac regional profile...

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Bordeaux under £20: Peter Richards MW picks his favourite food-friendly wines, perfect for the festive table

Interview: Tim Mondavi: The son and scion of the late, great Robert tells Adam Lechmere why his love of terroir keeps him close to home

Médoc 1989 vs 1990: These oft-compared vintages share more similarities than they have differences, says Jeannie Cho Lee MW

Pinot Noir’s role in Champagne: Of the three grapes used in this famous region, Pinot Noir has the most important role to play, discovers Margaret Rand

Regional profile: Bergerac: Yes it’s a confusing region, says Stephen Brook, but it has some of France’s best-value wines

Decanting guide: Port: Margaret Rand reports on the second tasting trial in our series, featuring 2011, 1997 and 1980

Producer profile: Quinta do Noval Chris Orr looks at the 300-year history of this house and what’s next on the cards

Making wine in Syria: War is no barrier to one estate here, says Cathy Huyghe

Pomerol 2010: 83 wines tasted, 3 Outstanding: You need to tread carefully to avoid a costly mistake, but there are some ageworthy fine wines at fair prices

Gigondas: 67 wines tasted, 2 Outstanding: For southern Rhône taste without the Châteauneuf price tag, take a closer look – especially at the 2010s

Expert’s choice: Jura: Discover the complex whites and delicious, thirstquenching reds of this region, urges Wink Lorch

Weekday wines: Our team recommends 25 great-value wines on the UK shelves, for under £20

Restaurants: Brian St Pierre eats at Bel & the Dragon and The Old Coastguard

Travel: Alentejo: Sarah Ahmed on a rural yet stylish area

Book reviews: New releases on France, South Africa, Germany and more

Investment analysis: Fabian Cobb charts the second growths

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