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February 2017

The Future is Mouvedre in the Sierra Foothills...

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Departments


Editor's Note
Forgotten Vines

Contributors

Fined & Filtered
South Africa’s Zoo Biscuits, by Rachel Signer

Happenings

Spirits: A Better Buttered Rum by Jordan Mackay

Books: Jamie Goode reviews Volcanic Wine

Last Sip: In Search of Mataro in California by Patrick J. Comiskey

Tastings


Year's Best

US Zinfandel
US Syrah
Rhône
Chilean Cabernet & Carmenére
Argentine Malbec
Catalan
Best for $12 or Less

New Releases

US New Releases
Imported New Releases

Editorial Features


Eat | Drink: Flagstaff, AZ

Eat | Drink: Flagstaff, AZ Once a stop on the way to the Grand Canyon, this southwestern mountain town has become a destination in its own right, says Elaine Chukan-Brown, dishing on the best new bars and restaurants.

Syrah Follies

Syrah Follies Back in 1995, when Markus Goodfellow started buying syrah from a Yamhill vineyard, he dubbed the resulting wine “Fool’s Errand.” That pretty much summed up the prevailing feeling about the variety in Oregon’s cool climate. And yet, today, the state is turning out some of the most exciting examples in the US. David Schildknecht reports.

Châteauneuf-du-Pape: Mourvèdre on the Rise

Châteauneuf-du-Pape: Mourvèdre on the Rise Accelerated growing seasons are shifting the balance from grenache toward mourvèdre in some of the top vineyards of Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Josh Raynolds reports from the Rhône.

The Rescue Paradox: Mourvedre in California

a href= Amid concerns about drought and climate change, a few Sunshine State growers and winemakers are looking toward mourvedre, and revealing a completely different expression of the variety, says Luke Sykora.