October 2020 - Wine & Spirits Magazine

October 2020

illustrations of cover and "Rising Black Voices in Wine" by Matt Williams; Chardonnay photo spread by Nick Mrozowski


Editor’s Note
Missing Connections


Fined & Filtered
Nopar King: The New Restaurant Reality in NYC, by Corey Warren

Spirits: Zero Proof
by Rachel DelRocco Terrazas


Year’s Best

California Chardonnays
Willamette Valley Chardonnays
Etna Wines
Mendoza Malbecs

Focus On

Campanian Whites
Gigondas & Vacqueyras
Priorat & Montsant
Districts of Victoria
Colchagua Reds
Vintage & Colheita Madeira

New Releases

Best Buys at $12 or Less

Editorial Features

Pacific Chardonnay

Three top sommeliers consider the recent transformation of chardonnay in California and Oregon’s coastal hills.

An Insider’s Look at Mount Etna

Stephanie Johnson interviews Benjamin North Spencer about the Sicilian volcano that’s become his muse and his home.

Priorat’s Third Wave

Miquel Hudin reports on a new style of wine coming out of the mountains in northeast Spain.

Victoria’s Side Hustles

Max Allen finds that some of the most exciting wines from his home region are the side-projects from established vintners.

Rising Black Voices in Wine

These 15 trailblazers and 12 up-and-comers are names you should know in the wine world.

This story appears in the print issue of October 2020.
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