Decanter April 2016 cover

Inside the magazine this month: Best Pinot Noir outside Burgundy, Beaune reds, Decanter Man of the Year 2016 and California names to know…

April 2016:

  • Best Pinot Noirs outside Burgundy: Where can wine lovers find the best Pinots outside Burgundy? Stephen Brook introduces a Decanter tasting of 80+ wines…
  • Beaune: great-value red Burgundy Its vineyards keep a low profile, but Beaune is a great hunting ground for affordable red Burgundy, says Stephen Brook
  • Decanter Man of the Year 2016 Jane Anson profiles the latest recipient of our award, Denis Dubourdieu – winemaker, consultant, researcher and professor – and considers his many achievements
  • Vintage report: northern Rhône 2014 The vintage got off to a tricky start, but conditions improved, and the wines turned out well – even very well, says John Livingstone Learmonth
  • Chile’s great whites Peter Richards introduces the names who are leading the pack in Chilean whites today
  • The two Pichons Two of Pauillac’s great names: Panos Kakaviatos profiles Ch. Pichon-Baron and Ch. Pichon-Comtesse, while Jane Anson tastes recent releases
  • California’s 10 names to know Author of The Wine Bible Karen MacNeil picks 10 of her favourite Californian wines
  • St-Joseph & Crozes-Hermitage 122 wines tasted A respectable performance – especially by St-Joseph – given the challenging vintages
  • Alto Adige whites 95 wines tasted A varietal fruits salad, and a plea that producers focus on the grapes that work best
  • Expert’s choice: Alsace Pinot Gris The reference point for Pinot Gris, says Margaret Rand, with wines in various styles
  • Travel: Salta Alejandro Iglesias sings the praises of one of Argentina’s most beautiful wine regions – and the town at the heart of its wine industry, Cafayate