Inside the Issue

October 2013

Who's Your Somm? Introducing the Best New Sommeliers of 2011

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Departments


Editor's Note
Chardonnay above the clouds

Happenings

Fined & Filtered
Sommeliers Take the Mic by Zachary Sussman

Spirits: Bartender-Distillers by Lou Bustamante

Somm Gaffs
Lesser-known hazards of a sommelier occupation

Tastings


Year's Best

US Chardonnay
Red Burgundy
Australian Shiraz
Bierzo & Galician Reds
Sherry

New Releases

US New Releases
Imported New Releases

Editorial Features


New & Noteworthy Bay Area Restaurants

New & Noteworthy Bay Area Restaurants

The latest on where to eat and drink in San Francisco, Oakland and wine country.

Finger Lakes Road Trip

Finger Lakes Road Trip

Adrian Murcia visits the hottest producers in New York's cool riesling zone.

The Heights of Terroir

The Heights of Terroir

Andrew Braithwaite and Luke Sykora consider the altitude factor in compelling California chardonnay.

Best New Sommeliers 2013

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The most talented, energetic, thoughtful new sommeliers on the floor today.