Fined & Filtered
2016 En Primeur, by Fiona Morrison, MW
Knechting the Dots:
The Price of Value by David Schildknecht
Mezcal, by Jordan Mackay
Top Stops for Brick & Mortar Retail
Books: The Dirty Guide to Wine reviewed by Jamie Goode
Top 100 Values
Ribera del Duero
US New Releases
Imported New Releases
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?
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).
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
From A to Z to Zuccardi, here are our 44 top names for wines at everyday prices.