October 2016 - Wine & Spirits Magazine

October 2016


October 2016

Best New Sommeliers of 2016

Editor’s Note
in plain sight


Fined & Filtered
The Retail-Restaurant Advantage, by Megan Krigbaum

Old Chartreuse, by Jordan Mackay

United States of Wine: Michigan
Stuart Pigott finds quality riesling and much more on the shores of the Great Lakes state.

Cyrus Limón on American Rhône


Year’s Best

US Chardonnay
Fruili & Slovenia
Trentino-Alto Adige
Red Burgundy
Australian Shiraz
Best for $12 or Less

Focus On

New Releases

US New Releases
Imported New Releases

Editorial Features

Best New Sommeliers of 2016

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Who would you trust to build your dream wine list? Wine directors across the country call out the most promising new talent.

The W&S SF50

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It’s easy to eat well in San Francisco. But where to get an exceptional cocktail or glass of wine to match? Here are our staff favorites, both classics and cutting edge, for dining in the SF Bay Area.



Are these the most undervalued great wines in Burgundy? Joshua Greene reports on the forgotten Côte at the edge of Dijon, where premier cru status may soon drive up prices.

Destination: Beaune

Destination: Beaune

Jane Sigal checks out the best casual places to eat and drink in the heart of Burgundy.