Inside the Issue

February 2019

The New World of Syrah

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Editor's Note
Rhône Currents, Rhône Wave

Editor’s Note


Fined & Filtered:
Luke Sykora
on Syrah’s Second Coming


Spirits: Aquavit
by Rachel DelRocco Terrazas

Flawless by Jamie Goode, reviewed by Joshua Greene


Year's Best

US Syrahs
Bairrada, Dão & Douro Wines
Amarones & Valpolicellas
Mosel Rieslings
Riesling, Shiraz & Grenache from Barossa, Clare & Eden
Swartland Wines

Focus On

California Grenache
Crozes & Hermitage

New Releases

Best for $12 or Less
United States

Editorial Features

Destination: Budapest

Destination: Budapest

John Szabo, MS, regularly passes through Budapest on his way from Toronto to his winery in Eger—and he’s found more reasons to linger, checking out the new wave of wine bars.

Ultrafine Aussie Wine

Ultrafine Aussie Wine

Langton’s Classification has been the reference for Australian wine collectors for nearly 30 years. Joshua Greene talks to Andrew Caillard, who established the Classification in 1991 and has seen the list grow from its original 34 wines to the current 136.

Full Transparency

Full Transparency

Patrick J. Comiskey reports on the transformation of California grenache, from big hyper-ripe wines to cool and crunchy reds you can see through in the glass.

Mendocino Riesling

Mendocino Riesling

A serendipitous trip to a wine store sends David Darlington to Potter Valley, where he finds a rarity in California: a mecca for refreshing riesling.

Mosel, Plat 211

Mosel, Plat 211

David Schildknecht follows vintner Jochen Clemens, chronicling his discovery of what may be the world’s oldest riesling vines.