Decanter April 2018

Decanter magazine: April 2018

Chablis alternatives: 30 fresh whites: Discover refreshing options as Andy Howard MW shares his picks of top crisp whites – and not all of them are Chardonnay

Decanter Man of the Year 2018: Eduardo Chadwick is the first Chilean recipient of this accolade. Peter Richards MW profiles his achievements

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A wine of many years: Anthony Rose investigates the trend for multi-vintage blends such as Penfolds’ g3

Vintage report: Southern Rhône 2016 A ‘truly great’ vintage says Matt Walls, who goes through each commune and selects his favourite reds and whites

Producer profile: Newton Vineyard: Elin McCoy visits Napa Valley to find out more about this Spring Mountain estate

Heart of Zinfandel: Californian Zin can be an enigma, says Stephen Brook, who explores the wines of Sonoma’s Dry Creek Valley

The cork comeback: Cork producers have spent the past 20 years researching ways to combat TCA. Carla Capalbo visits Portugal to see the latest developments

St-Emilion satellites 2015: 92 wines tasted – While all four communes offered very good quality, Lussac was the stand-out performer

Californian Cabernet 2014: 174 wines tasted – Our experts assess an ‘accessible and joyful’, if inconsistent vintage, finding many good wines

Australian Riesling: 133 wines tasted – Impressive consistency and great value for money were the hallmarks of this tasting

Expert’s choice: Argentinan Cabernet – Quality Cabernet Sauvignon can easily rival the more famous Malbec, says Alistair Cooper MW

Travel: California – Enjoy Napa at leisure on the Silverado Trail, says Stephen Brook