Classic Wines—Past, Present & Future
Introduction to the Guide:
What Makes a Classic?
Knechting the Dots:
David Schildknecht on breeding classics in the vineyard.
Wine Under the Bridge
Searching out classics in the former Austro-Hungarian empire with A Côté’s Je Berlin. By Luke Sykora.
Classics Down Under
Campbell Mattinson profiles Maurice O’Shea and Max Schubert, the men who led the way forward for classic Australian wine.
Bench Trial: An Assay for Napa Cabernet
Luke Sykora convenes a tasting of grand older vintages and 2012s from Napa Valley’s gravelly western benchlands, the source of California’s most legendary cabernets.
When the fine wine world was small, Bordeaux loomed large. Today, wine educators have a hard time selling students on its relevance. Stephanie Johnson reports on a generational shift in Bordeaux’s stature.
Joshua Greene considers the future of Portugal’s Douro, one of the world’s greatest terroirs, reflecting on the dry reds and fortified wines of the past and present.