Introducing the W&S Best New Sommeliers of 2018

The votes are in: These five sommeliers are setting the bar high when it comes to their wine lists, service and welcoming attitude.

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Silken Cabernet From the Alexander Valley Hills

Sharing a mountain range with Napa Valley, the Alexander Valley’s hills produce a completely different style of cabernet, one that has little to do with the plantings on the Russian River floodplain. Joshua Greene reports on changes in farming and winemaking that are leading growers to turn out finely ripened, silken cabernet.

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Carmenère Comes to Walla Walla

Patrick J. Comiskey had always been challenged by thin, reedy carmenère, until a series of wines from Walla Walla in Washington State began to turn his head.

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Recent Stories & Reviews


Feature Story

Silken Cabernet

by Joshua Greene | September 10th, 2018

Feature Story

Carmenère Comes to Walla Walla

by Patrick J. Comiskey | September 10th, 2018

Just for Fun

Too Many Notes

by Wine & Spirits | August 29th, 2018

Feature Story

Breakthrough Meals

by W&S Staff | August 29th, 2018

Restaurant

Eight Tables

review by Bryce Wiatrak | August 29th, 2018

Cocktail Recipe

Strange Magic

from Patent Pending, NYC | August 22nd, 2018

Spirits Feature

Vodka’s Quiet Craft

by Rachel DelRocco Terrazas | August 22nd, 2018

Restaurant

Black Rabbit

review by Erin Byers Murray | August 22nd, 2018

Feature Story

Seismic Shift

by Tara Q. Thomas | August 15th, 2018

Restaurant

Che Fico

review by Barbara Haimes | August 15th, 2018