Editor's Note:
Water & Wines


Fined & Filtered
Josh Raynolds on sérine, the original syrah of Côte Rôtie

Pisco comes of age, by Lou Bustamante


A Remembrance
How chef Judy Rodgers created one of America's true restaurants.


Year's Best

  • US Zinfandels
  • US Syrahs
  • Argentine Malbecs
  • Chilean Cabernets & Camenères
  • Rhône
  • Priorat & Montsant

New Releases

  • The Best for $10 or Less
  • US New Releases
  • International New Releases


Check out some of the things covered in the February 2014 issue below;
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El Dorado's Rhône Ranger
Luke Sykora travels through gold country with Ron Mansfield, profiling the grower who's luring top winemakers from the coast to the Sierra Foothills.

Where to Eat & Drink in Denver
Local sommelier Kendra Anderson profiles the new crop of culinary talent in the mile-high city.

The Umami Effect
Kyoto chefs rely on the textural impact of umami to satisfy the appetites of their guests. Tara Q. Thomas provides insight into the role of the "fifth taste" in pairing sake and wine with food.

Pipenños & País
Patricio Tapia reports on a new community of artisan producers in Chile, crafting country wines and elegant cabernets—the kids of wines they want to drink.