Inside the Issue

June 2018

Top 100 Value Wines of the Year

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Editor's Note
For Tonight? Pizza Wine

Editor’s Note


Fined & Filtered
Canned Wine Takes Off, by Tyler Colman, plus a special report on the best cans for summer drinking, by Allison Bart.


Shopping Around
A new breed of wine store invites you to stay awhile.

Books: Paul Strang’s guide to France’s Languedoc-Roussillon, reviewed by Jamal Rayyis.


Year's Best

Top 100 Values
US Zinfandels
Southern Italy
Argentine Malbecs
Chilean Cabernets, Carmenères & Blends

Focus On

Ribera del Duero

New Releases


Editorial Features

Carmenère Comes Out

Carmenère Comes Out

First they thought it was merlot. Then they tried to make it into merlot. Now, a forward-looking group of vintners is exploring the true identity of Chile’s carmenère. Patricio Tapia reports on these compelling new wines.

Eat | Drink LA Arts District

Eat | Drink LA Arts District

Los Angeles is emerging as the culinary mecca of the West Coast, and the Arts District is quickly becoming the prime destination. Patrick J. Comiskey highlights the best stops for food and drink.

Tuscan Cool: Chianti Classico

Tuscan Cool: Chianti Classico

After years of passing over Chianti Classico for other more fashionable wines, sommeliers are coming back. Stephanie Johnson reports.

Retailer Challenge: The NY Slice

Retailer Challenge: The NY Slice

Eight top wine buyers offer up their best pizza wines for $20 or less, then judge the results in a sidewalk taste-off.


SPECIAL REPORT: <em>W&S</em> All-Stars

Your crib sheet to summer drinking, highlighting 50 producers who consistently overdeliver at $20 or less.