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Pairology: Squash For A Nosh
Butternut squash is the quintessential produce of fall and winter. Rich and smooth, it’s akin to sweet potato, though less dense in texture, and pumpkin, which can be watery by comparison. It’s also, without question, the perfect partner for the spic
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Portugal
FORTIFIED WINES 98 Quinta do Crasto NV Honore Very Old Tawny Port. This is an extraordinary wine. It was created from a blend of very old tawnies (the oldest estimated to date from 1873). The resulting wine, amazingly perfumed and with a texture like
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Clay To Win
The use of clay in winemaking dates back more than 8,000 years to the nation of Georgia, where pots called qvevri were used to age wine underground. Similar dolium have roots around the Mediterranean, while egg-shaped vessels called tinaja are linked
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Northern Italy
SPARKLING WINES 95 Ettore Germano 2016 Metodo Classico Extra Brut (Alta Langa). Delicate aromas of white stone fruit, yellow spring flower and a whiff of bread crust form the delicate, enticing nose on this bone-dry sparkler. It’s elegant, vibrant an
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Viewpoint: And The Best Wine Of The Year Is…
Wine is an ambitious pursuit. It’s not just for drinking, it’s for studying, collecting and discussing. Many people who picked up this issue will have flipped open to “The Enthusiast 100,” and maybe marked down some bottles to try, long before you’ll
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New Zealand
93 Fromm Winery 2019 Sauvignon Blanc (Marlborough). This is an expressive and downright delicious Sauvignon from a great vintage and a thoughtful producer. Hand-picked and whole-bunch pressed with six months on lees, there’s a refreshing ease of wine
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The Enthusiast 100 of 2020
This is it, folks. The end of 2020 is in sight. At the finish line of such a difficult year, it’s cathartic to remember some positives that occurred in the last 12 months. This year, for example, our global team of editors and tasters cumulatively re
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Chile
92 Caliterra 2017 Tributo Carmenère (Colchagua Valley). Berry and black plum aromas meld with an herbal accent in this typical Colchagua Valley Carmenère. On the palate, this is full and dense, with just enough lively acidic pop. Toasty, spicy flavor
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Bordeaux’s Premier Crew
Since the 1855 classification, the first growths of Bordeaux Médoc and Graves have stood at the top of the heap, the monarchs of all they survey. Other chateaus, however good, can aspire to, but never seem to reach, the pinnacle of these five (origin
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Uruguay
93 Cerro Chapeu 2017 Batovi T1 Single Vineyard Tannat (Uruguay). Massive dark-berry aromas range from blackberry to spiced black cherry. Following the nose, this is flush and lush but balanced more than just hefty. Chocolaty oak blends with ripe berr
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In This Issue: Where Do We Go From Here?
No doubt, 2020 has been a year of challenges, of change and of mostly unnavigated waters for not only the wine industry, but the world at large. In this, our Best of Year issue, we look to the future, with aspirations and hopes for a brighter tomorro
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Top 100 Spirits of 2020
When comforting pours were needed most, spirits producers continued to turn out high-quality bottlings, and record numbers of consumers tried their hand at mixing cocktails at home. As always, this list represents the most compelling spirits we’ve ha
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California
95 Arietta 2019 Sauvignon Blanc-Sémillon (Napa Valley). A blend of 74% Sauvignon Blanc and 26% Sémillon, this superb white is robust and complex, with a sophisticated structure and lively underlying acidity. Hints of nutmeg, honey and flint meet a se
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Winemag.com: Visit Our Website To Explore Craft Brews
Ready to give it a go? We’ve got a grain-to-glass guide to walk you through the process of homebrewing and act as a roadmap on brew day. Follow along at winemag.com/Homebrew If you’re not sure how to get started, keep it simple with an all-in-one bre
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Uruguay’s Moment
You’ve probably heard the expression “good things come in small packages.” Such is the wine story of Uruguay, a country that’s tiny by size and output, but increasingly, a source for opulent as well as elegant wines. Tucked between Argentina and Braz
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Washington
93 DeLille 2017 Four Flags Cabernet Sauvignon (Red Mountain). This is a blend of fruit from Upchurch (30%), Ciel du Cheval (27%), Grand Ciel (24%) and Klipsun vineyards (19%). The aromas offer notes of sautéed dried herb, raspberry, dry chocolate and
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Away At Home
As overseas jaunts remain uncertain, many seek ways to escape their living room without buying a plane ticket. For more ideas on the art of the stay-home wine vacation, we asked industry experts to weigh in. A celebrity chef, TV personality and autho
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Top 25 Beers of 2020
During a year that none of us will forget, the brewing industry continued on its path of creativity and innovation with each new beer release. As taprooms limited capacity, bars closed and draught lines dried up, beer drinking was done increasingly a
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Spirits
Conventional wisdom about blended Scotch is that it’s an everyday dram that’s engineered for consistency. It’s easy-drinking in terms of flavor and proof, and tends to be priced with an eye toward value. While that’s true of many, it’s not universal.
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Cabernet Franc Goes Blanc
Parent of powerhouse red variety Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc creates herbaceous, savory reds, bright rosés and, increasingly, layered white wines. That’s right: An adventurous set of American winemakers has begun to embrace the grape in a new
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New Ideas on The Old Central Coast
From the late 1700s, when Spanish friars planted vines in Santa Barbara County, to the end of the 19th century, when French and Italian immigrants established nurseries and vineyards throughout the Santa Cruz Mountains, California’s Central Coast has
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Beer
Asecond mug of barleywine always seems like a good idea at the time, but the next morning tells a different story. The strong, dark ale is a historical style that remains popular with a small section of brewers and drinkers, but has largely fallen by
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Grape On The Go: Riesling Romps Around
Native to Germany’s Rhine Valley, Riesling has found great popularity worldwide. And for good reason: Though many associate the white grape with sweet wines, its shape-shifting nature means it can just as effortlessly play the role of dry, crisp apér
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Wine Enthusiast Wine Star Winners 2020
In 2020, we mark the 21st anniversary of Wine Enthusiast’s Annual Wine Star Awards, honoring the individuals and companies that make outstanding contributions to the wine and alcohol beverage world. In a challenging year, we salute the dedicated prof
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Last Drop: Camping Among The Vines
Walking back from my car to my campsite after exploring Yosemite for a few hours, I was struck by the silence. It was my first time in California, and visiting Yosemite had been a dream of mine. When I found a campsite that also had a small backyard
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Flor Plans
While modern wineries feature their share of architectural wonders, the historic bodegas of the Sherry triangle, many of which date to the mid-1800s, boast their own engineering marvels. Most were designed to create specific microclimates that encour
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Drinks Gone diy
A good cocktail is meant to be an invitation to unwind, but some recipes are jaw-clenchingly complicated: precise measurements of this particular spirit or those exact bitters. If you don’t have the right bottle readily available, you can’t make the
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Q&A: CLEAN WINE CONSCIOUS
When friends Cameron Diaz and Katherine Power learned about the additives used in some wine production and the industry’s lack of clear labeling requirements, they were shocked. With so many people increasingly conscious about the ingredients in othe
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Just desserts
Dessert and sweet wines have a lot in common beyond sugar: Both, at their best, are packed with complexity and characteristics like brightness or bitterness to keep them from being cloying. Both are afterthoughts a lot of the time, too, and not just
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