Winter 2023 - Wine & Spirits Magazine

Winter 2023


Editor’s Note
A Recipe for Change

Fined & Filtered
Stephanie Johnson reports on Alta Langa sparklers.

Joshua Greene, Johnson, Susannah Smith and David Hawkins page through the latest wine books: Finding Meaning in Wine, Barolo MGA Vol. 1, 3rd Edition, The Oxford Companion to Wine, 5th Edition, How to Drink Australian, The World in a Wine Glass and Italian Wine: The History, Regions and Grapes of an Iconic Wine.

Patrick J. Comiskey updates us on alternative varieties in Napa and lightweight glass.

We look back on our Top 100 SF tasting.

Personal Taste: Synchronicity
Dominick Purnomo considers the multicultural influences on how service and the wine program evolved in tandem at Yono’s, his family’s restaurant.


US Cabernet Sauvignon
Barolo & Barbaresco
Other Piedmont
Southwest France

Rioja Reds
US New Releases
Imported New Releases

Non-Alcoholic Spirits
Peruvian Pisco
New Release Spirits

Editorial Features

Booze Without the Buzz

Considering a Dry January? Alissa Bica interviewed mixologists across the country about their strategies for building balance and texture in zero-ABV drinks.

Survival Wines

What physical changes are vignerons around the globe making to adapt to a changing climate? Corey Warren reports.

Paths to Pisco

Alissa Bica guides you through Peru’s Pisco bars innovating with this five-hundred-year-old spirit and its signature Sour.

This story appears in the print issue of Winter 2023.
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