Decanter January 2018

Decanter magazine: January 2018

75 most exciting wines of 2017: Christelle Guibert leads our panel to pick the very best of the wines that our Decanter experts have most enjoyed in 2017, all available under £55

Rioja regulations: Viñedos Singulares: New laws allowing singlevineyard labelling are the subject of hot debate in Spain, reports Sarah Jane Evans MW

Interview: Caroline Frey: Jane Anson meets a talented winemaker now leading the way at her family’s estates in France and Switzerland


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Regional profile: Swartland: A young South African region full of creativity and potential. Christian Eedes reports

Anniversary wines: Anthony Rose takes us back through the decades to find the best bottles for landmark celebrations in 2018

Seasonal tips: food & wine for Christmas: Eight top chefs and food writers talk to Fiona Beckett to reveal what will be on their own tables this festive season

Festive wines: Christelle Guibert recommends 34 great-value wines for the season, priced at under £35

Vintage Champagne – 78 wines tasted: Impressive quality, particularly from the 2008s, with plenty of local character on show too

Tawny Port – 78 wines tasted: High scores from our judges, six Outstanding wines, and consistency from the 20 Year Olds

Expert’s choice: Bordeaux 2015 – Stephen Brook picks his 30 top wines from the Union des Grands Crus tasting in London

Expert’s choice: Turkey – Isa Bal MS selects 18 intriguing wines that show how quality is reaching new levels in Turkey

Restaurants – Fiona Beckett takes lunch in London’s clubland, and in France Sue Style treats the family in Gigondas

Travel: Hunter Valley – Old-vine heritage and a modern outlook. Mike Bennie reports

Travel: My Seattle – Owen Bargreen’s guide to this top US destination