Inside the Issue

October 2019

Best New Somms

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Editor's Note
Things Delicious


Fined & Filtered
Bartending While Sober by Rachel DelRocco Terrazas



Year's Best

US Chardonnays
Margaret River Wines
Friulian Wines
Red Burgundies & Beaujolais
Châteauneuf-du-Pape Wines
Mendoza Malbecs

Focus On

Southwest France
Priorat & Montsant
Canary Islands
Maule & Itata Valleys
2017 Vintage Porto

New Releases

North American
Best Buys at $12 or Less

Editorial Features

Best New Sommeliers

Best New Sommeliers

We asked sommeliers across the country to call out the top up-and coming talents. These five stand at the ready to lead you to your next great wine discovery.

The W&S SF50

The <em>W&S</em> SF50

Luke Sykora highlights the places the pros go to drink and eat in San Francisco’s Bay Area.

Meatless in Mendoza

Meatless in Mendoza

Patricio Tapia finds it’s not so hard to be a vegetarian in the land of malbec.

Vin Rouge en Reims

Vin Rouge en Reims

The top Coteaux Champenois—still pinot noirs from Champagne—provide the clearest evocation of the region’s chalk and clouds, says W&S editor Joshua Greene.

Carneros Chardonnay

Carneros Chardonnay

Karen Moneymaker/em> heads to the region that defined California chardonnay in the 1980s to profile Hyde and Hudson, two pioneering growers at the center of a chardonnay renaissance.