February 2013 - Wine & Spirits Magazine

February 2013


February 2013

Sydney’s Wine Scene

Editor’s Note
Sydney Bound


Fined & Filtered
Kickstart your wine project, by Luke Sykora;
the post-Sandy wine list, by Joshua Greene; Ray Beckwith, a remembrance.

New Books
edited by Tara Q. Thomas

Austral Spirits
by Lou Bustamante


Year’s Best

Rhône Valley
Reds & Whites
US Syrah
US Zinfandel
Catalan Wines
Chilean Cabernet & Carmenère
Argentine Malbec & Blends

Focus On

New Releases

Extreme Values
American New Releases
Imported New Releases

Editorial Features

Petite Conversion

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Patrick J. Comiskey uncovers a new age of petite sirah, with winemakers treating Napa Valley’s heritage grape like pinot noir.

Sydney’s Sommelier Hangouts

Sydney’s Sommelier Hangouts

Michael Engelmann, MS, shares his favorite wine bars in the party capital of Australia.

Pinot Noir at the 46th Parallel

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Chilean growers and vintners are exploring the long route south toward Antarctica, producing wines from some of the world’s chilliest vineyards. Patricio Tapia reports.

W&S Centerfold – Kimchi & Red Wine

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Tara Q. Thomas leads a panel tasting of Korea’s spicy fermented Napa cabbage with western fermentations of gamay, malbec, pinot noir and more.