Decanter Magazine: May 2014

On sale: Wednesday 2 April 2014

Inside the magazine this month: Italy special: Brunello 2009, great Italian value, Bolgheri reds, plus Southern Rhône 2012 and Australian big brands...

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Where to find value in Italian wine: Ian D’Agata offers useful, budget-friendly wine-buying advice to every key region

Italy’s most famous vineyard: Wlll legal wranglings over the Barolo Cannubi name mar its reputation? Ian D’Agata reports

See Ian D'Agata's top Cannubi wines

Gran Selezione: Does this new top tier for Chianti Classico really address the importance of terroir? Stephen Brook investigates

See Stephen Brook's top Gran Selezione wines

Interview: Marina Cvetic: Stephen Brook meets the woman who has continued the pioneering work of her husband Gianni Masciarelli in Abruzzo

Vintage report: southern Rhône 2012 A gem of a vintage, says John Livingstone-Learmonth, who recommends 32 great wines

Sonoma renegades: Elin McCoy meets the pioneers of this county’s wine industry and asks what their future holds

Back to the roots: What would French wine be like if phylloxera hadn’t occurred? Benjamin Lewin MW seeks out wines from ungrafted vines

Producer profile: Comtes Lafon: Stephen Brook visits this famous Meursault estate, often described as the world’s best producer of white wine

Brunello di Montalcino 2009: 112 wines tasted, 1 Outstanding Classic Brunello ‘you can really fall for’ – and 99% of the wines are recommended

Campania whites: 80 wines tasted, 0 Outstanding A positive tasting that reflects the improvements in wine quality in recent years

Bolgheri 2010 & 2011: 49 wines tasted, 1 Outstanding Vibrant and fresh basic and superiore wines from this Tuscan Coast DOC, especially those from 2010. And don’t be afraid to drink them young

Expert’s choice: Australian big brands: Can Goliath ever beat David? Anthony Rose rates the best from Australia’s top-selling wine companies

Restaurants: Brian St Pierre visits The Swan and The Sign of The Don

Travel: Cilento Carla: Capalbo on this unspoiled wine region in Campania

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