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Decanter magazine: May 2017

Decanter May 2017

Southern Italy’s 10 hidden gems – Susan Hulme MW picks out delicious wines from some top producers in Basilicata, Puglia, Campania and Sicily

Vermentino – Richard Baudains and Carla Capalbo recommend some of their favourite wines from the three prime regions of Liguria, Tuscany and Sardinia

Producer profile: Masseto – This 100% Merlot, crafted by Axel Heinz, stands apart from its Bolgheri neighbours as a superb single-vineyard wine, says Stephen Brook

Carmignano – Can this small Tuscan DOCG ever compete with the fame and fortune of Chianti? Stephen Brook reports

Vintage report: southern Rhône 2015 – Robust, ageworthy reds with firm tannins offer great buys for wine lovers, says John Livingstone-Learmonth, who picks out 30 of the best

The new Old World – Croatia, Greece, Turkey, Georgia, Lebanon and Israel have ancient winemaking histories and fascinating futures, say our experts

It’s only natural – In a landmark blind tasting, our experts assess 122 natural wines from around the world and each pick their favourites, introduced by Simon Woolf

Amarone della Valpolicella: 166 wines tasted – A comprehensive line-up that emphasises the importance of vintage and producer name

Barbera d’Asti: 90 wines tasted – A successful tasting that highlighted the coming of age of this versatile, affordable red

Expert’s choice: Soave – This vibrant denomination is going from strength to strength, says Michael Garner

Restaurants – Fiona Beckett visits Edinburgh and Emily O’Hare eats out in Tuscany

Travel: My Sydney – Local sommelier Samantha Payne shares her top spots to dine and drink

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