April 2019 - Wine & Spirits Magazine

April 2019


Editor’s Note
Three Decades in the New World

Fined & Filtered
: France’s Sober Revolution, reviewed by Joshua Greene


Year’s Best

US Pinot Noirs
Loire Wines
White Burgundies
Austrian Wines
Tuscan Reds

Focus On

Central Otago
Jura & Savoie

New Releases

Best Buys for $12 or Less
US New Releases
Imported New Releases

Editorial Features

Top of the List LA

An insider’s guide to the best places to eat and drink well in Los Angeles. Edited by Patrick J. Comiskey.

Gascon Vignettes

Rachel DelRocco Terrazas travels to Armagnac country in search of the spirit of France’s southwest.

Lucca: Tuscany’s Renegade Outpost

While their vineland may be a fraction of the size of Chianti’s, Lucca’s winemakers have banded together to create some of Tuscany’s most compelling wines. Stephanie Johnson reports.

Bordeaux Post-Modern

A changing climate has the Bordelais experimenting with grape varieties that can sustain terroir expression. Joshua Greene visits vignerons with pre-phylloxera vines that are suddenly a resource for the future.

Pinot Noir Central

Southeast on the South Island, the cool hills of Central Otago have emerged as New Zealand’s prime source for pinot noir. Jamie Goode reports on four of the most talented growers.

30th Annual Restaurant Poll

W&S exclusive report on what’s selling—and what diners are requesting—in the top restaurants across the US. Illustration by Fanny Gentle.

Sonoma Coast’s Pinot Noir Legacy

Luke Sykora checks in with three far-coast growers—Cobb, Flowers and Hirsch—to taste how their vineyard-expressive wines are faring with ten or more years of age.