June 2015 – Wine & Spirits Magazine

June 2015

INSIDE THE ISSUE

June 2015

The Year’s Best Brands for Value

Editor’s Note
bare essentials

Contributors

Fined & Filtered
Languedoc Iconoclasts, by Robin Lee

Happenings

Knechting the Dots: David Schildknecht on Terroir

Spirits
Vodka, with flavor

Books: New Essentials

Tastings


Year’s Best

Top Values of the Year 100 Great Buys for $15 or Less
New World Sauvignon Blanc
Southern France
Southern Italy
Eastern Europe
Ribera del Duero

Focus On

New Releases

US New Releases
International New Releases

Editorial Features


Eat | Drink Chicago

Eat | Drink Chicago

Caitlin Griffith highlights restaurants and bars driving the Windy City’s burgeoning wine scene.

Banyuls & Collioure

Banyuls & Collioure

Roger Morris looks at the dynamics of dry wine and sweet in France’s Catalan hills.

Lucky ‘13

Lucky ‘13

How did the driest vintage in more than a century turn out to be one of Napa Valley’s best? Josh Greene talks with growers about 2013.

Value Brands of the Year

Value Brands of the Year

Our editors highlight the top performers in the $18-and under range—the brands with consistently reliable bottles for 33 everyday drinking.