June 2005
Features

Departments
Letter from the Editor

Fined & Filtered

Happenings

Cityscene

Nightlife

Spirits

Books

The Fearless Omnivore: St. John visits St. John, by Bill St. John
 

Tastings

Tasting Introduction

Shopper's Guide

Top Values

Top Ten: Merlot

Value Varietals

Merlot

Southern Italy

American New Releases

Imported New Releases

 

Critics' Picks for Value
Everyone loves a bargain. Here's the inside line on the best values in today's wine market from W&S' team of critics: Joshua Greene, Tara Q. Thomas, Patrick Comiskey, Peter Liem and Patricio Tapia.

Destinations: Barbecue
A cross-country tour of great barbecue joints with wine lists that match the spice, or Bourbon lists that match the smoke.

Almost Heaven
Patrick Comiskey heads to Horse Heaven Hills, the Columbia Valley's newest appellation for elegant reds.

To Kalon: Napa Valley Icon
One of Napa's original vineyard sites has become the nexus for a range of new, single-vineyard wines. Rod Smith reports.

Value Brands of the Year
Looking for reliable names in affordable wine? Check out the top 50 brands from W&S' tastings for wines under $15.