Decanter November

Inside the 40th Anniversary Special issue: The Decanter story and best writings, heart-stopping wines and an interview with Frederic Rouzaud.

  • The Decanter story: Sarah Kemp rccalls the people and events that have shaped the magazine since 1975
  • Best Decanter writing: A selection of the finest excerpts, selected from hundreds of our past issues
  • Heart-stopping wines: 40 of our resident experts name the single wine that has thrilled them most this year
  • Hugh Johnson: 40 years of wine travel: Four decades of gastronomic highlights from the long-standing Decanter columnist
  • Best cartoons: A selection of the wittiest cartoons by Robert Thompson
  • Impeccable service: Three of the world’s most famous maitre d’s relate the best and worst moments in their careers to Elin McCoy
  • Interview: Frederic Rouzaud: Jane Anson meets the seventh-generation head of Champagne Louis Roederer
  • Vintage report: Barolo & Barbaresco: Ian D’Agata finds much to recommend in Barolo 2011 and Barbaresco 2012
  • Producer Profile: Suertes del Marques: Tom Cannavan discovers wines like no other, grown on the volcanic soils of Tenerife
  • Cellaring wisdom: Jane Anson shares expert advice on developing, storing and consuming a well balanced wine collection
  • Decanter Retailer of the Year Awards
  • New Zealand Syrah and Priorat panel tastings
  • Expert’s choice: Pessac-Leognan 2012 reds
  • Travel: Ventoux: Mary Dowey takes us on a tour of this Provencal terrain