Inside the Issue

June 2017

Top 100 Values

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Departments


Editor's Note
Value, Amplified

Editor’s Note

Contributors

Fined & Filtered
2016 En Primeur, by Fiona Morrison, MW

Happenings

Knechting the Dots:
The Price of Value by David Schildknecht

Spirits
Mezcal, by Jordan Mackay

Top Stops for Brick & Mortar Retail

Books: The Dirty Guide to Wine reviewed by Jamie Goode

Tastings


Top 100 Values
Sauvignon Blanc
South Africa
Ribera del Duero
Languedoc-Roussillon
Southern Italy
Eastern Europe

US New Releases
Imported New Releases

Editorial Features


Eat | Drink Napa

Eat | Drink Napa From taco trucks to white-tablecloth restaurants, Julia Weinberg covers the best dining in the city of Napa.

Cinsault: Pinot Noir of the South?

Cinsault: Pinot Noir of the South? On both sides of the Atlantic, vintners are reconsidering cinsault, embracing it for its ability to tolerate heat and drought. In Chile, Patricio Tapia finds great summer reds from Itata’s old vines (p. 32), while in France’s Languedoc, Tara Q. Thomas discovers a host of vintners relying on the once maligned grape to add levity to their sunny reds (p. 35).

Chicago Steak-Out

Chicago Steak-Out Sarah Sutel Looper sent six top Chicago retailers on a quest: Find the best wine for a steak and spend less than $20—at someone else’s store. Here are the results of the taste-off.

Value Brands of the Year

Value Brands of the Year From A to Z to Zuccardi, here are our 44 top names for wines at everyday prices.