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Decanter magazine: August 2015

Inside the magazine this month: Fantastic Tuscany, Chianti’s top wines, great grower Champagne plus the Decanter World Wine Awards 2015 results including profiles on trophy winners.

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Decanter magazine August 2015 contents:

  • Chianti buyer’s guide: Emily O’Hare gets to the heart of the matter, breaking down the complexities of Tuscany’s signature wine
  • Interview: Giovanella Stianti Mascheroni: Stephen Brook meets the driving force behind the walled, hilltop Chianti Classico estate of Castello di Volpaia
  • Bolgheri: ageability: How well will the wines of this fashionable Tuscan region age, asks Richard Baudains
  • Burgundy: two Vosne-Romanée stars: Stephen Brook compares the estates and wines of two of Burgundy’s top producers, Grivot and Méo-Camuzet
  • Grower Champagne: the best names: Beyond the big Champagne houses, there are a multitude of vineyard owners who grow grapes and then make Champagne under their own name. Peter Liem homes in on some of the best estates
  • Greek white wines: Despite its hot climate, there are cooler areas in Greece that are producing intriguing whites worth discovering, writes Panos Kakaviatos
  • Producer profile: Clonakilla: Huon Hooke meets Tim Kirk, owner of this highly respected Canberra producer, and the leading light in the ‘alternative school’ of Aussie Shiraz
  • Are you a wine buff? Don’t panic, Margaret Rand recognises all the signs…
  • AC or AP? Erratic adoption of the EU rule changes on appellation labelling has led to confusion, finds Natasha Hughes MW when she sets out to explain the new terms of reference
  • Piedmont whites: 100 wines tasted, 0 Outstanding For those producers aiming for the best in quality, the pendulum is swinging back in favour of Piedmont’s native grape varieties
  • Crus Beaujolais 2013: 158 wines tasted, 3 Outstanding An impressive tasting of the excellent and serious 2013s from all 10 crus
  • Expert’s choice: Oregon Pinot Noir: Sommelier Laure Patry finds a diverse range of exciting styles, and recommends 18 to buy
  • Travel: Tuscany Carla Capalbo is our guide for a wine lover’s tour

Plus the Decanter World Wine Awards results issue – see the trophy and medal winning wines, plus how the process works, our judgDWWA coveres’ credentials and the winners on the high street.

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