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Decanter magazine latest issue: March 2022

With the promise of longer, sunnier days ahead, we turn to Spain in a festive mood. Home to ancestral winemaking traditions as well as to a vibrant new wave, we delve into the wealth and diversity of the Spanish wine scene.

Inside the March 2022 issue of Decanter Magazine:


  • New Spanish whites David Williams’ A to X guide to 10 key producers and wines in Spain’s developing white scene
  • Making wine in Spain Self-confessed ‘nomadic winemaker’ Darren Smith on the irresistible allure of Spain
  • Producer profile: Francisco Barona Driving tractors at 12, now making top Ribera del Duero. By Tim Atkin MW
  • Vintage preview: northern Rhône 2020 Another hot year, but there is freshness and top quality to be found. Matt Walls picks 40 whites and reds
  • Scoring wines: under the spotlight What’s the point? Andrew Jefford takes this controversial topic to task


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

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  • Distilled Spirits insights and cocktail recipes – plus five top cocktail vodkas
  • Island whiskies Richard Woodard on what makes the islanders stand apart


  • Perfect pairing José Pizarro’s superb Basque crab loves a Spanish white
  • Travel: Cádiz In Andalucía – the warmth and fascination of Spain’s deep south, with Shawn Hennessey


  • Panel tasting: New-wave Rioja In the modern style, a ‘varied and exciting’ exploration of the wines pioneering Rioja’s future; 73 tasted
  • Panel tasting: Verdejo 120 tasted; Spain’s popular white provides much drinking pleasure and consistency
  • Expert’s Choice: Ribera del Duero below £30 Good Tempranillo: Pedro Ballesteros Torres MW’s pick of 18
  • Weekday wines 25 top picks under £20, chosen by the Decanter team
  • Weekend wines Seven top buys, costing £20-£50, certain to impress


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


  • Meet the experts Decanter’s authors
  • Uncorked News, views and more
  • Your letters
  • Andrew Jefford’s column Four wine world myths, and why they don’t hold
  • Hugh Johnson’s column The joys of Sherry: ‘unbeatable value for money’
  • Guest column: Sarah Jane Evans MW Don’t organic wines deserve bigger billing, like their food counterparts?
  • Wine to 5: José Vouillamoz Expert grape geneticist, author and lecturer

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