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Fined & Filtered
Alsace’s Premier Cru Move, by Jamie Goode
Spirits: A New Sort of Japanese Whiskey by Jordan Mackay
Wine by the Bay: Outtakes from the W&S Top 100
US Cabernet Sauvignon
Barolo & Barbaresco
Best for $12 or Less
US New Releases
Imported New Releases
Eat | Drink: Philadelphia
Sure, the state controls liquor sales in Pennsylvania, but that doesn’t stop Philly’s best restaurateurs from assembling destination-worthy wine and cocktail lists: Husband-and-wife team Emily Teel and Ben Lemoine give the lowdown on where to eat and drink now.
Barolo’s Forgotten Village
Stephanie Johnson heads to Verduno, Barolo’s smallest commune, a historic bastion of refined and fragrant nebbiolo that’s coming back into fashion.
Kabinett, defined by 19th-century growers as their most ageworthy selections, has become the lost category of contemporary Prädikat wine. Until recently, David Schildknecht explains, as renegade vintners break with current Kabinett norms to produce light, transparent expressions of their vineyards.
After the most difficult vintage in recent memory, Champagne’s vinegrowers are asking what “organic” farming should look like in their damp, cool climate. Are some of the methods allowed under certification more detrimental to the environment than conventional approaches? Peter Liem reports.