Inside the Issue

Fall 2015

Classic Wines—Past, Present & Future

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Departments


Editor's Note
Classical Fiction

Happenings
Contributors
Introduction to the Guide:

What Makes a Classic?
Knechting the Dots:
David Schildknecht
on breeding classics in the vineyard.
Wine Under the Bridge
Searching out classics in the former Austro-Hungarian empire with A Côté’s Je Berlin. By Luke Sykora.

Editorial Features


Classics Down Under

Classics Down Under

Campbell Mattinson profiles Maurice O’Shea and Max Schubert, the men who led the way forward for classic Australian wine.


Bench Trial: An Assay for Napa Cabernet

Bench Trial: An Assay for Napa Cabernet

Luke Sykora convenes a tasting of grand older vintages and 2012s from Napa Valley’s gravelly western benchlands, the source of California’s most legendary cabernets.


Mastering Bordeaux

Mastering Bordeaux

When the fine wine world was small, Bordeaux loomed large. Today, wine educators have a hard time selling students on its relevance. Stephanie Johnson reports on a generational shift in Bordeaux’s stature.


Douro Battle

Douro Battle

Joshua Greene considers the future of Portugal’s Douro, one of the world’s greatest terroirs, reflecting on the dry reds and fortified wines of the past and present.