August 2018 - Wine & Spirits Magazine

August 2018


August 2018

Canary Islands Elegant Volcanic Wines

Editor’s Note
on writing and wine

Editor’s Note


Fined & Filtered
Elaine Chukan Brown
considers the varied shades of rosé.


Summer Sipping Essentials, by Rachel DelRocco

Summer Reading

Eat | Drink Hudson Valley
Allison Bart
reports on the bounty of top-notch restaurants opening up on both sides of the Hudson River.

Snapshots from W&S‘s 10th Annual Top of the List event


Year’s Best

Summer Sparkling Wines
Greek Wines
Vinho Verdes
Galicia/Rías Baixas Wines

Focus On

Fino & Manzanilla Sherries

New Releases

Best Buys at $12 or Less
United States

Editorial Features

Franciacorta’s Alpine Sparkling Wine

Franciacorta's Alpine Sparkling Wine

Stephanie Johnson suggests a summer tour of the vineyards on Lake Iseo.

Sparkling Cocktails: Upping Your Game

Sparkling Cocktails: Upping Your Game

W&S resident bartender Rachel DelRocco puts a slew of Prosecco to the test: She and a panel of mixologists suggest how to choose the right sparkler for your drink.

Seismic Shift

Seismic Shift

It used to be that the only assyrtiko that mattered came from Santorini. Tara Q. Thomas highlights some of the top bottles from the mainland and beyond.

Old Vines, New Wines

Old Vines, New Wines

Patricio Tapia profiles five young growers to watch in Ribera del Duero.

Canary Island Gold Mine

Canary Island Gold Mine

Trade winds brought European adventurers to the Canaries, leaving locals with a wealth of diverse vines. Few, however, made elegant wines—until now. Joshua Greene reports.