Inside the Issue

June 2016

LA Values Shop Like the Pros

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Editor's Note
what we value in wine

Fined & Filtered
Crazy for Qvevri, by Tara Q. Thomas


United States of Wine
Arizona, by Stuart Pigott

Gin 2.0, by Jordan Mackay

Letter from Bordeaux
The 2016 Vintage, by Fiona Morrison, MW


Year's Best

Top 100 Values for $15 or Less
New World Sauvignon Blanc
Southern Italy
Ribera del Duero
Eastern Europe

New Releases

US New Releases
Imported New Releases

Editorial Features

Susumaniello: Puglia’s New Ancient Red

Susumaniello: Puglia’s New Ancient Red

Reclaimed from the salvage yard of Puglia’s ancient mixed vineyards, buffed and tended into a modern wine, susumaniello is beginning to turn heads. Silvestro Silvestori took notice, and o ers a recipe to go with the wines.

Eat | Drink: Portland

Eat | Drink: Portland

Damn the rain: Now is the time to visit this city, as the local farm-to-table ethos embraces a wider range of culinary influences on the menu and the wine list. Kerry Newberry reports.

LA for $20 or Less

LA for $20 or Less

Twelve independent retailers head out in search of the greatest buy in Los Angeles, with a local W&S taste-off to rank their value finds.

Value Brands of the Year

Value Brands of the Year

Here are 33 names you can rely on, brands consistently at the top of our tastings for wines at $18 or less.