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    California Zinfandel’s Sibling in Croatia

    It’s been over a decade now since UC–Davis professor Carole Meredith confirmed that California’s zinfandel grape is genetically identical to a Croatian variety alternately called crljenak kastelanski and pribidrag.

    At the time, there were only a handful of vines left in Croatia, and despite interest from US growers in accessing that genetic material, it’s taken some time to process and propagate the Croatian plants. < ...Read More

    By Luke Sykora | Date Posted: Jan 17th 2015
    Posted in: Features, February 2015, Web Exclusive

  • The Thinking Drinker’s Guide to Alcohol

    The Thinking Drinker’s Guide to Alcohol stands out among coffee table books for prose that’s as entertaining as the photographs. By Ben McFarland and Tom Sandham, who perform a live show of the same name throughout the UK, the ...Read More

    Review by Caitlin Griffith | Date Posted: Jan 23rd 2015
    Posted in: Books, February 2015

Joseph DeLissio on building a new list at The River Café in Brooklyn

Joe DeLissio joined the team at Brooklyn’s The River Café in 1977 as “the guy who ordered the liquor.” Read more ⇛

La Dive

La Dive Bouteille, the natural wine fair based in the Loire, gets underway this weekend. Pascaline Lepeltier, MS, of Rouge Tomate and Alice Feiring of The Feiring Line are both on their way there. They met at Racines in NYC earlier in January to talk chenin and here’s what they had to say about La Dive. Read more ⇛

Spirits Books for 2015

The flow of great spirits books has not let up since last fall, when we highlighted several standouts, including Death & Co, Liquid Intelligence and The Bar Book. Here are the best of the new releases for your library in 2015. Read more ⇛

Original Zin

California Zinfandel's Sibling in Croatia. Read more ⇛

The Wine & Spirits Top 100 Wineries of 2014

Our favorites this year: one hundred wineries from the US and a dozen other countries to buy, collect and drink. Read more ⇛

News & Features

  • Original Zin

    California Zinfandel’s Sibling in Croatia

    It’s been over a decade now since UC–Davis professor Carole Meredith confirmed that California’s zinfandel grape is genetically identical to a Croatian variety alternately called crljenak kastelanski ...Read More

    By Luke Sykora | Date Posted: Jan 17th 2015
    Posted in: Features, February 2015, Web Exclusive

  • The Thinking Drinker’s Guide to Alcohol

    The Thinking Drinker’s Guide to Alcohol stands out among coffee table books for prose that’s as entertaining as the photographs. By Ben McFarland and Tom Sandham, who perform a live show of the same name throughout the UK, the ...Read More

    Review by Caitlin Griffith | Date Posted: Jan 23rd 2015
    Posted in: Books, February 2015

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La Dive

La Dive Bouteille, the natural wine fair based in the Loire, gets underway this weekend. Pascaline Lepeltier, MS, of Rouge Tomate and Alice Feiring of The Feiring Line are both on their way there. They met at Racines in NYC earlier in January to talk chenin and here’s what they had to say about La Dive.

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  • 2014: Jeff Kellogg | Maialino, NYC

    A bit of non-direction landed Jeff Kellogg at the doors of a fledgling restaurant group in Charlotte, North Carolina, 131 Main. After helping the group open and expand four restaurants and a wine bar, he headed to the historic Greenbrier Resort in White Sulpher Springs, West Virginia. Kellogg was seduced by the ...Read More

    Date Posted: Oct 1st 2014 | Posted in: Best New Sommeliers, 2014

Wineries to Watch

  • 2014: Mullineux

    Chris and Andrea Mullineux settled in Swartland in 2007, attracted by the region’s old-vine plots of syrah and grenache. The couple produces reds, but we were intrigued by their 2012 Swartland white. It blends old-vine chenin with clairette blanche and viognier, offering fresh peach flavors with pale scents of wheat and honey. And ...Read more

    By: Josh Greene | Date Posted: Oct 29th 2014 | Posted in: Wineries to Watch, 2014

  • 2014: Zuccardi

    These are times of radical change in Zuccardi. Sebastian Zuccardi, third-generation owner, has led this traditional winery from Mendoza to explore the region in search of new flavors for its wines. At their new winery in Altamira, they are creating a series of wines deeply identified with their origins. Today, Zuccardi has ...Read more

    By: Patricio Tapia | Date Posted: Oct 29th 2014 | Posted in: Wineries to Watch, 2014