Summer 2022 - Wine & Spirits Magazine

Summer 2022


Editor’s Note
Dinner with the Tribe

Fined & Filtered
India Mandelkern pops the top on your canned Vinho Verde.

Our staff peruse five new additions to the wine world’s bookshelves: To Fall in Love Drink This, Vino: The Essential Guide to Real Italian Wine, South of Somewhere: Wine, Food and the Soul of Italy, Lodi! and On California: From Napa to Nebbiolo.

Joshua Greene reports on the 2020 vintage declarations in Porto.

Personal Taste: Becoming Kalamata
Sarah Thomas considers how her training as a sommelier set the stage for her next career as an entrepreneur.


100 Best for $20 or Less
Summer Sparklers
Atlantic Islands
Campania Whites

US Riesling
US Pinot Blanc & Gris
Provence Rosé
CA Zin & Mixed Blacks
Ribera del Duero

Mount Etna
Sicily & Salina
Southern France Reds
Maipo Red
New Releases

Editorial Features

L.A. Meat Cute: Burgers & Wine

Humble fare deserves proper pairing attention, too! Aided by a squad of LA retailers, Alissa Bica ponders a momentous question: what to pair with burgers?

Dicrete Charm

Crete has very different history, wines, and culinary traditions from the rest of Greece. Susannah Smith reports on the renaissance of forgotten varieties.

A Short History of Dining Out (Feature Series)

Humans have been at this eating-and-drinking-together thing for awhile. Joshua Greene, Stephanie Johnson and Patricio Tapia examine the dining traditions of Archaic Crete, the empires of Rome (Pompeii) and the Incas (Lima).

A Value Wine All-Stars

Complex times tend to call for comfort wines. We scoured our past year of tastings for the 36 brands consistently overperforming at value prices.

Sierra Legend

A 1965 hobby wine, made by an English professor, looms large over California zinfandel. Patrick J. Comiskey reports from Amador.

This story appears in the print issue of Spring 2022.
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