A Case for Old Vines
Fined & Filtered
Jancis Robinson, MW, on the new World Atlas of Wine Interview by Corey Warren
Wine by the Bay
Outtakes from the W&S Top 100
Gifts & Gadgets
for your favorite oenophile, by Julie H. Case
Books: Holiday Essentials
Spirits: Irish Whiskey
by Rachel DelRocco Terrazas
US Cabernets & Blends
Barolo & Barbaresco
Best Sparklers at $25 or Less
Why don’t more Napa Valley cabernet vintners see virtue in old vines? David Darlington investigates.
Piedmont’s Great White Hope?
Stephanie Johnson ventures to the Colli Tortonesi, where she finds an eccentric group of vintners growing timorasso, aspiring to create the white counterpart to Barolo.
Washington’s Cabernet Survivors
Between the harsh winters and widespread virus, Columbia Valley’s cabernet vines rarely make it to old age. Patrick J. Comiskey considers how and why the oldest patches have survived.
This story appears in the print issue of December 2019.
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