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Decanter magazine latest issue: August 2021

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  • Bordeaux 2020: en primeur report Jane Anson’s verdict on the first taste of the new vintage: 102 selected wines, notes & scores. Timing was key, with dry, hot weather dictating outcomes
  • US: en primeur at a distance How Covid has changed the game for US buyers and critics. By Elin McCoy
  • Portugal’s power couples The strength of partnership. By Sarah Ahmed
  • Crémant: my top 25 French sparkling classics, selected by Georgina Hindle
  • Adelaide Hills The innovation and resilience of an Australian region of growing repute. David Sly reports

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  • Wine wisdom Expert tips to help you explore the fascinating world of wine


  • Distilled Spirits insights, cocktail recipes – plus five top summery gins
  • The vodka reinvention The character of quality vodka takes it where other spirits can’t go, says Richard Woodard


  • A perfect pairing: Hawksmoor’s Tamworth belly ribs Marinated pork delight with offbeat wines to match
  • Travel: Verona & Veneto Top sights, tastes and pampering opportunities in stunning northern Italy, in the expert company of Alessandra Piubello

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  • Panel tasting: Cru Beaujolais 2019 187 wines tasted. Our judges relished a chance to taste so many fine Gamays together, finding four Outstanding wines and 60 Highly recommended
  • Expert’s choice: Spanish rosados Sarah Jane Evans MW’s choice of 18 of Spain’s top rosés for summer sipping
  • Weekday wines 25 top picks under £20, chosen by the Decanter team
  • Weekend wines 7 top buys, £20-£50


  • Marketwatch investment news What’s making waves in the market
  • Marketwatch spotlight: Champagne


  • Meet the experts Decanter’s authors
  • Uncorked News, views and more
  • Letters
  • Andrew Jefford’s column Producer cooperatives: why they still matter
  • Jane Anson’s column Love it or hate it, en primeur has a key role to play
  • DWWA highlights English sparkling: top winning wines from 1996-2020
  • Wine to 5: Olly Smith One of the UK’s most familiar faces in wine broadcasting on his working life

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