June 2020


Departments

Editor’s Note
Spring Lamb

Fined & Filtered
The new Vin Méthode Nature designation is gaining momentum,
by Pascaline Lepeltier, MS, MOF

Tastings

Year’s Best

US Rieslings
Rheingau Rieslings
US Zinfandels & Mixed Blacks
Ribera del Duero
Maipo Reds

Focus On

Minervois

New Releases

North American New Releases
Imported New Releases

Editorial Features

When Smoke Gets In Your Wine, II

In our April issue, Jamie Goode described how smoke from wildfires can damage grapes; here he explores what can be done when smoke affects a harvest.

Special Report: W&S Value All-Stars

Forty brands that excel at great wines for $20 or less.

Retailer Challenge: Lobster Rolls & Wine

Rachel DelRocco Terrazas gathers summer-dining intel from five top retailers in Portland, Maine.

Far-Coast Zinfandel

Elaine Chukan Brown considers the thin-skinned grape’s future bonding with the Pacific.

Post-Modern Ribera del Duero

Patricio Tapia reports on the region’s new, cool and nervy tinto fino, while Joshua Greene offers tips on the best lechazo—the local roast baby lamb—to go with old-vine Ribera del Duero.


This story appears in the print issue of February 2020.
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