Inside the Issue

December 2018

Cabernet Touchstones

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Departments


Editor's Note
Holidays Future

Editor’s Note

Contributors

Fined & Filtered:
Rebuilding Wine Country, by Elaine Chukan Brown

Happenings

Wine by the Bay:
Outtakes from the 2018 W&S Top 100

Books

Tastings


Year's Best

Champagnes
US Cabernet Sauvignons
Barolos & Barbarescos
Rioja Wines



Focus On

Porto: Vintage, Colheita & Tawny

New Releases

Best Wines for $12 or Less
North American
Imported

Editorial Features


Bubbles by the Glass

Bubbles by the Glass

Why limit sparkling wine to celebrations? We highlight bars from Anchorage to Houston where sparkling wine is the focus everyday.


Canadian Whisky, Redux

Canadian Whisky, Redux

Now that Ontario has cemented a place in the world of fine wines, the region’s distillers are working on restoring the name of Canadian whisky. Rachel DelRocco Terrazas suggests a tasting tour from Toronto to Niagara.


Cabernet Touchstones

Cabernet Touchstones

Sommeliers often come to California cabernet with a different perspective than collectors. Karen Moneymaker reports on ten collectible cabernets that sommeliers have come to love.


Coming to Castillon

Coming to Castillon

St-Emilion’s eastern neighbor has attracted successive waves of major winegrowing talent, producing some delicious wines that are still remarkably a ordable. Joshua Greene spent a week investigating the the land and its wines.


Georgia Ferments

Georgia Ferments

While Georgia may be the ancient birthplace of winemaking, the wine scene today feels brand new. Tara Q. Thomas reports on four vintners redefining Georgian wine.