February 2014 - Wine & Spirits Magazine

February 2014


February 2014

Year’s Best Rhônes

Editor’s Note
Water & Vines


Fined & Filtered
Josh Raynolds on sérine, the original syrah of Côte Rôtie

Pisco comes of age, by Lou Bustamante


A Remembrance
How chef Judy Rodgers created one of America’s true restaurants.


Year’s Best

US Zinfandels
US Syrahs
Argentine Malbecs
Chilean Cabernets & Camenères
Priorat & Montsant
The Best for $10 or Less

Focus On

New Releases

US New Releases
International New Releases

Editorial Features

El Dorado’s Rhône Ranger

El Dorado's Rhône Ranger

Luke Sykora travels through gold country with Ron Mansfield, profiling the grower who’s luring top winemakers from the coast to the Sierra Foothills.

Where to Eat & Drink in Denver

Where to Eat & Drink in Denver

Local sommelier Kendra Anderson profiles the new crop of culinary talent in the mile-high city.

The Umami Effect

The Umami Effect

Kyoto chefs rely on the textural impact of umami to satisfy the appetites of their guests. Tara Q. Thomas provides insight into the role of the “fifth taste” in pairing sake and wine with food.

Pipenños & País

Pipenños & País

Patricio Tapia reports on a new community of artisan producers in Chile, crafting country wines and elegant cabernets—the kids of wines they want to drink.