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  • Wine & Spirits Gift Guide: Spirits

    Over the past year, our intrepid spirits writer, Lou Bustamante, tasted through hundreds of newly launched products to recommend a selection for the pages of W&S. Here we’ve organized them by category for easy gifting ideas.

    South America’s spin on brandy

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    1. Pisco Port ...Read More

    By Caitlin Griffith | Date Posted: Dec 15th 2014
    Posted in: Features, Holiday Gifts, Web Exclusive, Spirits

  • Native Wine Grapes of Italy

    Italy’s population of native grapes continues to explode, with “new” ones popping up out of anonymity all the time. In Native Wine Grapes of Italy, Ian D’Agata profiles hundreds of Italian varieties, from famous to obscure, and tells their often fascinating stories in ...Read More

    Review by Alan Tardi | Date Posted: Nov 26th 2014
    Posted in: Books, December, 2014

Letter from the Finger Lakes

A Natural-Gas Storage Facility Sparks Protests in Watkins Glen Read more ⇛

W&S Gift Guide: Late Edition

Here are a few late additions to our holiday gift guide! Read more ⇛

Top 15 Sparkling Wines for the New Year

Can't wait for New Year's Eve to break out your favorite bubbles? Check out our count down to 2015 with the Top 15 Sparkling Wines for the New Year. Read more ⇛

Announcing the Winners of the 2014 Sommelier Scavenger Hunt

In the First Annual Wine & Spirits Sommelier Scavenger Hunt, 5 teams were sent on a mission to present the wines that best represented their given region. Read more ⇛

The Wine & Spirits Top 100 Wineries of 2014

Our favorites this year: one hundred wineries from the US and a dozen other countries to buy, collect and drink. Read more ⇛

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Top of the List: Chef & Sommelier Favorites

New York chefs and sommeliers pair off at Wine & Spirits Top of the List event, a benefit for NY/NJ Baykeeper.

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Dining Out

  • Urchin Bistrot

    584 Valencia St., San Francisco; 415-861-1844

    After collaborating on Michelin-starred restaurants Terra in St. Helena and Ame in San Francisco, husband-and-wife team Hiro Sone and Lissa Doumani wanted to open something more casual, like the bistros they frequented during their trips to Paris. So at Urchin, the food ...Read More

    Date Posted: Dec 2nd 2014
    Posted in: Bars, Wine Bar, California, San Francisco, French

  • Aldo Somm Wine Bar

    Aldo Sohm Wine Bar, The Galleria, 151 West 51st St., NYC; 212-554-1143

    Austrian-born sommelier Aldo Sohm gained his American fame at Le Bernardin. And you can expect the same gracious service you’d get there at this wine bar across the pedestrian plaza—only in this ...Read More

    Date Posted: Dec 2nd 2014
    Posted in: Bars, Wine Bar, New York, New York, Charcuterie

People

Best New Sommeliers

  • 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

Restaurant Poll

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 then ...Read more

    Date Posted: Oct 29th 2014 | Posted in: Wineries to Watch, 2014

  • 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 a ...Read more

    Date Posted: Oct 29th 2014 | Posted in: Wineries to Watch, 2014