Decanter August 2016

Family reflections Leading names in wine share their memories of growing up in a winemaking family

Talented offspring Runs in the family? We meet seven gifted winemakers with famous surnames

Burgundy families Inherited ownership in the region’s top vineyards may be becoming a thing of the past, warns Margaret Rand

Interview: the three Antinori sisters Stephen Brook meets Marchese Piero’s daughters, the 26th generation to run this revered Italian company

Children and wine How and when should parents introduce their children to wine? asks Nina Caplan

Terroir: new insight Tyson Stelzer on research by Andrew Pirie that argues humidity and soil moisture content are the key factors in a wine’s regional identity

Producer profile: Best’s Great Western Despite the danger of frost and prolonged drought in recent years, this historic Victorian winery always hits the mark, says Huon Hooke

Vineyard threats Grape growers the world over have to deal with a long list of potential hazards and pests in the vineyard, says Anthony Rose, and insuring against them adds a heavy burden

20 best: Vernaccia di San Gimignano Fresh, dry Tuscan whites from Italy’s first ever DOC, which marks its 50th anniversary this year. Michael Apstein recommends his favourites

Panel tasting: Chianti £8-£30 81 wines tasted Chianti Classico won the day, with Sangiovese character to the fore and oak less in evidence

Panel tasting: German Riesling Trocken 2014 87 wines tasted Poor weather meant rigorous selection was key, yet many excellent dry wines were made

Panel tasting: UK sparkling 92 wines tasted Vintage variation is still a factor, but there’s consistency in the Chardonnay-based wines

Expert’s choice: British Columbia Steven Spurrier finds great promise in the wines of this scenic western region of Canada

Travel: Mosel Anne Krebiehl MW visits the spiritual home of Riesling

Plus, free Decanter World Wine Awards 2016 results supplement

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