News in Brief
Chantal Martineau reports that America is on the craft vermouth train, finally.
Loire cabernet pulled Miguel de Leon (of NYC’s Pinch Chinese and Jeepney Filipino Gastropub) outside the grid, back to sampalok, the tamarind candy of his childhood in the Philippines.
US Zins & Mixed Blacks
Top 100 Values of the Year
Germany: Rhine Riesling
Austrian Grüner Veltliner
Southern Italian Reds
Azores & Canary Islands
Ribera del Duero
Chile: Maipo Reds
Imported New Releases
Around the World in 40 Wines:
2021 Value Brands of the Year
For most of 2020, we learned how exhausting it is to stay in one place. We’ve gathered a list of 40 brands you can count on for good drinking at $20 or less and matched them with a day-trip idea that we’ve been dreaming about.
Retailer Challenge 2021:
The Pot Thickens
New Orleans retailers get cooking with their favorite gumbo-wine pairings. Reported by Susannah Smith.
Patrick J. Comiskey visits the endangered ancient vines of Contra Costa County, including those at Evangelho Vineyard (above) in Antioch, some of California’s great viticultural assets at risk of extinction.
This story appears in the print issue of June 2021.
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