Inside the Issue

December 2015

Sonoma Cabernet

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Editor's Note
Drawing on Site


Fined & Filtered
Bordeaux Vintage 2015 by Fiona Morrison, MS


Spirits: Highbrow Mixers by Jordan Mackay

Knechting the Dots
Sekt: The Champagne Effect by David Schildknecht

Wine by the Bay
Outtakes from the W&S Top 100 in San Francisco.


Year's Best

US Sparkling Wines
German Riesling
US Cabernet Sauvignon & Blends
Barolo & Barbaresco
Holiday Party Pours at $15 or Less

New Releases

US New Releases
Int’l New Releases

Editorial Features

Eat | Drink Montreal

Eat | Drink Montreal

Nadia Fournier reports on the best places to eat and drink right now in Quebec’s most wine-friendly city.

Sweet Wine & Savory Food

Sweet Wine & Savory Food

Why wait for a special occasion, and why wait for dessert? Dinner tonight just might be the best time to drink sweet, says Tara Q. Thomas.

The Shape of Sonoma County Cabernet

The Shape of Sonoma County Cabernet

Elaine Chukan Brown illustrates four distinctive terroirs.

Sommelier Scavenger Hunt: Australia

Sommelier Scavenger Hunt: Australia

Five teams of sommeliers, five regions of Australia: Five head-turning impressions of terroir Down Under.