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Decanter magazine: July 2016

50 top Rhône reds £8-£18: Matt Walls, Christelle Guibert and Joanna Simon have tasted through 120 reds from the north and south to bring you the best bargains in the UK

Interview: Eric Kohler: Jane Anson meets the new technical director at Château Lafite Rothschild and its global wine group

Regional profile: True Sonoma Coast: Producers of California’s most westerly cool-climate wine region are seeking official recognition, says William Kelley

Champagne: Why size matters Following a unique blind tasting, Michael Edwards investigates the importance of bottle format

Roussillon revisited Rosemary George MW tours this exciting region in search of finesse and elegance

Style changes in Australian reds Restraint, tension and balance are the new buzzwords in warm-climate regions, discovers Sarah Ahmed

Romania: out from the shadows This country has reached a juncture where it needs to define its own identity, says Oz Clarke after a recent visit

Pride of place Tom Cannavan looks at the myriad options available to store your wine at home

Grape expectations Much of what you drink is from bought, not estate grown grapes. And that’s OK, says Rob MacCulloch MW

Rías Baixas Albariño – 97 wines tasted Consistency and the challenges of the 2014 vintage were the key discussion points here

Austrian Grüner Veltliner – 85 wines tasted Mother Nature jinxed our tasting, skewing what should have been some very good results

Expert’s choice: South Australian Cabernet-Shiraz blends Anthony Rose finds this definitive Aussie style still has the backing of many top producers

Travel: Santorini Brave the tourists to visit these extreme vineyards, says Nico Manessis

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