Decanter August issue 2017

Decanter August 2017 issue

Celebrity wines – From movie legends and directors to racing drivers and pop stars, what is it that attracts the rich and famous to the world of wine? Nick Wise has spoken to the stars

The top 30 rosés to pair with food – Rosé flies off the shelves every summer, but some are more suited to serving as an aperitif. Fiona Beckett picks her food-friendly favourites

Regional profile: the Mâconnais – A new cohort of artisan winemakers are beginning to realise this Burgundy region’s potential, says William Kelley

Vintage report: Brunello di Montalcino 2012 – Richard Baudains assesses the latest vintage release, along with the 2011 Riservas and 2015 Rosso di Montalcino, recommending 35 top wines

Interview: Gérard Bertrand – Accomplished former rugby player, winemaker and thinker. Andrew Jefford meets one of Languedoc’s leading lights

England’s sparkling wine revolution – You’ll be aware of the fuss, so what’s it all about? Susie Barrie MW has the latest news

Producer profile: Vignamaggio – Monty Waldin discovers the organic Tuscan estate aiming to be an ‘oasis of biodiversity’

Southern Rhône whites: 96 wines tasted – A buoyant reception in the tasting room for these excellent-value, food-friendly blends

New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc: 93 wines tasted – Plenty of lively, crunchy fruit in evidence and engaging styles from Marlborough and beyond

Expert’s choice: Greek Assyrtiko – Flying the flag for quality, and a fine illustration of minerality in wine. Joanna SImon’s top 18

Restaurants – Fiona Beckett lunches in London at Claude Bosi at Bibendum, and is bowled over by Babel in Budapest

Travel: Montalcino & Montepulciano – Sienese Tuscany: exquisite scenery, superb wines. By Helen Farrell.

Plus, free Decanter World Wine Awards 2017 results supplement