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  • Empanadas de Compostela

    Food for the Pilgrims

    You are in the twelfth century. You live in a little town close to, I don’t know, Bremen, and for some reason (probably something evil that you did) you begin a pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela. Rumor has it that if you worship the relics of the Apostle James, you’ll win yourself a slice of paradise. Of course, ...Read More

    By Patricio Tapia | Date Posted: Mar 4th 2015
    Posted in: Features, August 2010, Web Exclusive | 0 Comments

  • The Essential Bar Book

    Just as the Food Lover’s Companion filled the void for a compact, easy reference to everything culinary, The Essential Bar Book does the same for the drinks world. Organized alphabetically, the book covers everything from wine terms to bar talk and ...Read More

    Review by Caitlin Griffith | Date Posted: Jan 23rd 2015
    Posted in: Books, February 2015 | 0 Comments

Wine & Spirits Magazine Publishes 26th Annual Restaurant Issue, April 2015

The results of Wine & Spirits Magazine’s 26th Annual Restaurant Poll are in: American wine drinkers are ready to explore. Read more ⇛

Elaine Chukan Brown wins Frank Prial Fellowship

Last year, the Symposium for Professional Wine Writers—an annual conference held at Meadowood in Napa Valley—introduced a new fellowship in honor of the late Frank Prial, longtime wine columnist at the New York Times. Read more ⇛

Pie Week

In case you didn’t know, this week is British Pie Week in the UK. Read more ⇛

Pix Patisserie: Bubbles & Dessert

Cheryl Wakerhauser builds her restaurant around sparkling wine and patisserie. Read more ⇛

Spirits Books for 2015

The flow of great spirits books has not let up since last fall, when we highlighted several standouts, including Death & Co, Liquid Intelligence and The Bar Book. Read more ⇛

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Pix Patisserie: Bubbles & Dessert

Cheryl Wakerhauser builds her restaurant around sparkling wine and patisserie. The pastry chef, owner and wine director of Portland’s Pix Patisserie shares her baking prowess, presenting one of her favorite desserts to match with Champagne. You can find a more in-depth report on Wakerhauser’s Champagne and patisserie, captured in an interview by Elaine Chukan Brown, featured in the December issue of Wine & Spirits.

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  • 2014: Jeff Kellogg | Maialino, NYC

    A bit of non-direction landed Jeff Kellogg at the doors of a fledgling restaurant group in Charlotte, North Carolina, 131 Main. After helping the group open and expand four restaurants and a wine bar, he headed to the historic Greenbrier Resort in White Sulpher Springs, West Virginia. Kellogg was seduced by the ...Read More

    Date Posted: Oct 1st 2014 | Posted in: Best New Sommeliers, 2014 | 0 Comments

Wineries to Watch

  • 2014: Mullineux

    Chris and Andrea Mullineux settled in Swartland in 2007, attracted by the region’s old-vine plots of syrah and grenache. The couple produces reds, but we were intrigued by their 2012 Swartland white. It blends old-vine chenin with clairette blanche and viognier, offering fresh peach flavors with pale scents of wheat and honey. And ...Read more

    By: Josh Greene | Date Posted: Oct 29th 2014 | Posted in: Wineries to Watch, 2014 | 0 Comments

  • 2014: Zuccardi

    These are times of radical change in Zuccardi. Sebastian Zuccardi, third-generation owner, has led this traditional winery from Mendoza to explore the region in search of new flavors for its wines. At their new winery in Altamira, they are creating a series of wines deeply identified with their origins. Today, Zuccardi has ...Read more

    By: Patricio Tapia | Date Posted: Oct 29th 2014 | Posted in: Wineries to Watch, 2014 | 0 Comments