August 2021 - Wine & Spirits Magazine

August 2021


Editor’s Note
Tending the Rosés


Fined & Filtered
Stephanie Johnson details the wave of Prosecco Rosé washing up on our shores.
Fiona Morrison, MW, provides a dispatch from the front on the new climate in Bordeaux; find the expanded version on the web here.
Tyler Colman asks whether you’ll return your wine bottle.
Joshua Greene reports on 2019 Vintage Port.


Canned cocktails may be here to stay. Chantal Martineau sorts the wheat from the chaff.

Personal Taste:
Sweet Gaza
Jamal Rayyis draws a connection between the flavors at his family’s dinner table in Gaza and the latest wines from Palestinian winemakers.


Year’s Best

US Sparkling Wine
US Riesling

Focus On

Imported Sparkling Wine
Provence Rosé
Vinho Verde
Chile’s Coast
Palestinian Wine
Fino & Manzanilla Sherry

New Releases

Best Buys at $12 or Less

Editorial Features

Xinomavro in the Pink

Departo Clear Wine Glass,; photo by Jessica Pettway

Tara Q. Thomas checks in on the rosé scene in Greece, where xinomavro is making characterful, terroir-expressive pink wine in the country’s north.

Nuevo Pinot Chileno

Tabalí’s Talinay Vineyard

Patricio Tapia considers why Chilean pinot noir is so different (and better) these days, from winemaking changes to new Dijon clones and selections from Gevrey-Chambertin & Vosne-Romanée.

Prosecco Prototipo

Crown-capped bottles at Antica Quercia
Photo by Victoria Cagol

In the latest chapter of the book Everything Old is New Again, Prosecco producers are focusing on the region’s original style: bone-dry sparklers, cloudy with lees and rich in history. Stephanie Johnson reports.

American Riesling, from Ground to Blend to Bottle

Riesling grapes in Hermann J. Wiemer’s HJW Vineyard

Patrick J. Comiskey looks at American riesling terroir, and the detour that its expression can take through blending decisions. Fred Merwarth (Hermann J. Wiemer), Ernst Loosen (Dr. Loosen) and David Rosenthal (Chateau Ste. Michelle) weigh in.

This story appears in the print issue of August 2021.
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