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  • Accounting for Taste

    What happened to Russian River Valley Pinot Noir?

    In 1995, while working as a sommelier at John Ash and Company, a restaurant in the Russian River Valley, Paul Sloan underwent a life-changing experience. “We had some older Williams Selyem and Joseph Swan wines in the cellar,” Sloan remembers. “They were absolutely beautiful, which contradicted what I’d heard: that California wines don’t age.” A 16-year-old ...Read More

    by David Darlington posted on May 18th 2015 in Features, April 2015

  • South American Countdown: Bodega Noemía 2012 Patagonia Noemía

    Ripe, round and resoundingly lush, this opulent malbec fills the mouth with flavors of cherries and fig jam, swept along on a graceful wave of acidity. That acidity brings lightness and ease to the wine, even as the complexity builds in ...Read Full Wine Review

    Wine Review by Patricio Tapia on May 28th 2015 in Web Exclusive, Wine, South American Countdown

  • Southern Iconoclasts

    Natural Wine on Languedoc Terms

    It is a windy day in early spring and the sky darkens without warning in the town of Bédarieux in the Hérault department of the Languedoc. Here, on Saturday, April 4, the Chai Christine Cannac hosted the eighth annual “Salon des vins nature.” Christine Cannac, formerly a sommelier at some of France’s finest Michelin-starred restaurants, has returned to ...Read More

    by Robin Lee posted on May 6th 2015 in Features, June 2015, Fined & Filtered

  • Wines of South America: The Essential Guide

    It was a pleasant surprise, in reading Wines of South America, to find out that both author Evan Goldstein and I share a weakness for pig’s trotters at Colo Colo, near Curicó in Chile. This is ...Read Full Book Review

    Review by Patricio Tapia on May 22nd 2015 in Books, June 2015

True South: Chile’s Secano Interior

Headed east on the 0-50 from Concepción, we were supposed to turn south at the sign for Yumbel. Read more ⇛

Accounting for Taste

David Darlington considers the impact of climate change on Sonoma County pinot noir, from drought to heat spikes to fog. Read more ⇛

South American Wine Countdown

Our June issue contains value-priced wines from South America, but the top vineyards of Chile and Argentina produce some of the greatest values in higher-end wine as well. Here's our countdown to the best South American wines of the year. Read more ⇛

Book Review: Wines of South America: The Essential Guide

It was a pleasant surprise, in reading Wines of South America, to find out that both author Evan Goldstein and I share a weakness for pig’s trotters at Colo Colo, near Curicó in Chile. Read more ⇛

Cocktail Recipe: The Gitano from Damn the Weather

Check out Damn the Weather's cocktail recipe. Read more ⇛

News & Features

  • Accounting for Taste

    What happened to Russian River Valley Pinot Noir?

    In 1995, while working as a sommelier at John Ash and Company, a restaurant in the Russian River Valley, Paul Sloan underwent a life-changing experience. “We had some older Williams Selyem and Joseph Swan wines in the cellar,” Sloan remembers. “They were absolutely beautiful, which contradicted what I’d heard: that California wines don’t age.” A 16-year-old ...Read More

    by David Darlington on May 18th 2015 in Features, April 2015

  • South American Countdown: Bodega Noemía 2012 Patagonia Noemía

    Ripe, round and resoundingly lush, this opulent malbec fills the mouth with flavors of cherries and fig jam, swept along on a graceful wave of acidity. That acidity brings lightness and ease to the wine, even as the complexity builds in ...Read Full Wine Review

    Wine Review by Patricio Tapia on May 28th 2015 in Web Exclusive, Wine, South American Countdown

  • Southern Iconoclasts

    Natural Wine on Languedoc Terms

    It is a windy day in early spring and the sky darkens without warning in the town of Bédarieux in the Hérault department of the Languedoc. Here, on Saturday, April 4, the Chai Christine Cannac hosted the eighth annual “Salon des vins nature.” Christine Cannac, formerly a sommelier at some of France’s finest Michelin-starred restaurants, has returned to ...Read More

    by Robin Lee on May 6th 2015 in Features, June 2015, Fined & Filtered

  • Wines of South America: The Essential Guide

    It was a pleasant surprise, in reading Wines of South America, to find out that both author Evan Goldstein and I share a weakness for pig’s trotters at Colo Colo, near Curicó in Chile. This is ...Read Full Book Review

    Review by Patricio Tapia on May 22nd 2015 in Books, June 2015

Dining Review & Recipes

        Latest W&S Video: Chenin, Naturally

        Pascaline Lepeltier, MS, talks chenin with Alice Feiring. Alice Feiring of The Feiring Line ...See more in W&S Videos

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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 ...Read More

          Interviewed by Caitlin Griffith on Oct 1st 2014 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. ...Read more

          By Josh Greene on Oct 29th 2014 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 ...Read more

          By Patricio Tapia on Oct 29th 2014 in Wineries to Watch, 2014