Inside the magazine this month: Best-buy Riojas, interview with Brian Croser, the Bordelais in California and Levante reds panel tasting…

March 2016 contents:

  • Best-buy Riojas: top 50 reds Sarah Jane Evans MW and Tim Atkin MW choose great wines to drink now or keep, priced from just £6.95
  • Regional profile: Méntrida This little-known region near Madrid if producing wines of distinctive and refreshing character, says Miquel Hudin
  • Wine mavericks Tim Atkin MW fins out what goes on in the minds of rebel winemakers around the world
  • The Bordelais in California French wine producers have long been drawn to America’s regulation-light vineyards, as James Lawther MW reports
  • Producer profile: Tenuta San Leonardo Stephen Brook meets the father and son team at the helm of this trailblazing Trentino estate
  • Vintage report: Loire reds 2014 Jimm Budd has picked 30 of his favourite wines fro this successful vintage
  • Interview: Brian Croser Huon Hooke meets one of the Australian wine industry’s most influential figures
  • Sulphur dioxide What is SO2 – and how vital is its role in winemaking? Simon Woolf reports
  • Levante reds panel tasting 82 wines tasted. This line up of ‘honest’ wines from a diverse set of DOs in eastern Spain impressed our judges
  • Australian GSM blends 71 wines tasted. Lots to like in these mainly Grenache-based wines, especially from the heartland regions
  • Expert’s choice: Galician wines Pedro Ballesteros Torres MW finds Ribeiro Valdeorras are punching above their weight
  • Travel: Cava country Sarah Jane Evans MW has an effervescent trip to Catalonia’s famous sparkling wine region