August 2020 - Wine & Spirits Magazine

August 2020

photo of grapes by Katrina Frederick; illustration by Adrian Mangel

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Editor’s Note
Tasting Al Fresco

Fined & Filtered
Spritzy Refreshment, by Corey Warren

Mezcal and Pozole, by Rachel DelRocco Terrazas

The Mustard Yellow Standard, by Corey Warren


Year’s Best

Chilean North Coast Sauvignon Blancs
Provençal Rosés
Vinho Verdes
Galician Wines
Greece: Assyrtiko & Ximomavro

Focus On

US Pinot Gris Specialists
Northern Italian Pinot Grigio
Light Italian Reds
California Valdiguié
West Coast Rosés
Oloroso Sherries

New Releases

Best Buys at $12 or Less

Editorial Features


Joshua Greene uncovers the veiled white wine of Rueda.

Greece’s Return to Amphorae

Tara Q. Thomas on new wines in ancient vessels.

Crushable Sparklers

The most reliable summertime refreshment from a decade of W&S tastings.

Almost Red

Patricio Tapia on clarete, Ribera del Duero’s bright, light warm-weather quaff.

Stephanie Johnson on Alto Adige’s schiava.

Sydney Love on farming for orange wine.

Patrick J. Comiskey on California’s valdiguié.

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