December 2019


Departments

Editor’s Note
A Case for Old Vines

Contributors

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

Happenings

Books: Holiday Essentials

Spirits: Irish Whiskey
by Rachel DelRocco Terrazas

Tastings

Year’s Best

US Cabernets & Blends
Champagnes
Barolo & Barbaresco
Riojas
Hungarian Wines
Tawny Port

Focus On

Timorasso

New Releases

Imported
US
Best Sparklers at $25 or Less

Editorial Features

Vanishing Elders

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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