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The King Estate 2019 Willamette Valley Pinot Gris has, "lemon-lime, apple slices, some sweet fruit, a tangy finish: What’s not to like about this lean & vibrant gris?" according to critic Patrick J. Comiskey. l8r.it/uYMp #KingEstate #2019 #WillametteValley #PinotGris
Critic Stephanie Johnson says our #wineoftheweek is an intense and succulent "#orangewine without the bitter flavors that sometimes come with skin contact." Read the review of 2020 Caravaglio #Salina Occhio di Terra #MalvasiaDiLipari: l8r.it/MjBG #volcanicwine #wine
"Chianti Classico is large and diverse yet, until recently, you had just 3 choices of wine: Chianti Classico Annata, Riserva or Gran Selezione"— Stephanie Johnson on her wines in Radda, Italy. Read Johnson's story, part of our Regional Tasting Report, at: l8r.it/biQf
Six wineries founded in 1972 participated in the Class of ’72 event on July 21, 2022: Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars, Chateau Montelena, Burgess, Jordan, Diamond Creek, & Dry Creek Vineyard. Read about the Class of ’72 event at the link below. l8r.it/9MF2 📸: Kendall BusbyY
Critic Joshua Greene says, "the perfumed tannins have a bosky feel, more breathable than taste-able" on the Clos de Napa 2020 Rutherford Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. l8r.it/7ZkM #WandSMagazine #ClosdeNapa #2020 #NapaValley #CabernetSauvignon
#Soif Wine Lounge in #Chicago is "an intimate jewel box of a wine lounge with a speakeasy vibe, craft cocktails and an exciting French-focused list". Read Liz Barrett's #RestaurantReview of Soif at the link below. l8r.it/KcTo 📸: Clayton Hauck#WandSMagazinee#WINEEE
"It’s floral, well-knit and clean, ready to decant for #CantoneseShrimp in lobster sauce" writes critic Joshua Greene on the Concha y Toro 2021 Litueche Gran Reserva #SauvignonBlanc. l8r.it/rmG9 #conchaytoro #ChileanWine #wineandspiritsmagazine #wine #winepairing
Check out On California: From Napa to Nebbiolo; Wine Tales from the Golden State, recommended by Patrick J Comiskey, edited by Susan Keevil.⁠ Learn more at the link below.⁠ l8r.it/nT2Z #WandSMagazine #SummerReads #Books #California #GoldenState #WineTales #WINE
"Crowded with flavor" is one way critic Patrick J. Comiskey describes our #wineoftheweek, 2018 Easton #Fiddletown Rinaldi Vineyard #Zinfandel. Read the full write-up of this zesty zin from vines going back to 1865: l8r.it/3cHq #oldvines #californiawine @TREWines
Critic Patrick J. Comiskey writes, "this zin has a briary scent and blackberry and blueberry flavors lined with shaved licorice root" on the Decoy 2019 California Zinfandel. l8r.it/6Ios #discoverdecoy #zinfandel #californiawine #winecritic #wine #zin #winewriting
We have your weekend cooking project! Head to the farmers' market tomorrow a.m. & stock up on ripe #tomatoes for summer & beyond. Check out Philadelphia-based chef and cookbook author #AprilMcGreger's her favorite ways to enjoy summertime tomatoes: l8r.it/ANQu #recipe
Critic Patrick J. Comiskey writes, "dark fig and cassis-scented fruit to come front and center, limned with spicy tannins, all creosote and licorice" on the Lava Cap 2019 #SierraFoothills Reserve #Zinfandel. l8r.it/9kXW #lavacap #californiawine #winecritic #wine
"I keep it pretty simple & hit all the notes that I thought everyone would be looking for & then created a secret #wine list"—Crystal Pace of NC's #Ilda on tweaks to the her list. Read the interview, part of our 33rd Annual Restaurant Poll: l8r.it/mf9D #WSRestPoll
Looking for a new book to read this summer? Stephanie Johnson recommends South of Somewhere: Wine, Food and the Soul of Italy, by Robert Camuto. Learn more at the link below. l8r.it/sYqb #WandSMagazine #RobertCamuto #Books #WINE #Food #Italy
The Andis 2019 Sierra Foothills Petite Sirah "leads with subtle scents of olive & carob, game & black plum, all delivered with a kind of blunt richness," according to critic Patrick J. Comiskey. l8r.it/R0AD #AndisWines #SierraFoothills #PetiteSirah #WineReview #WINE
Chef Renee Erickson’s menu is fresh & bright, using local produce while Wine Director Jennifer O’Neil’s list complements the menu with pairings both classic & unexpected wines. Read Alissa Bica's full #RestaurantReview of @thewalrusbar: l8r.it/2BQl #seattledining
"Notes of herbs, spicy ginger & white peach radiate over a broad cashmere texture" in Domaine du #ClosDesFées 2020 Côtes du #Roussillon Vieilles Vignes #GrenacheBlanc, writes critic Tara Q. Thomas. Read about our #wineoftheweek: l8r.it/Aatp #wotw #limestoneterroir
Critic Corey Warren writes, "rich & juicy, bursting with blueberry & blackberry flavors, this blend of equal parts #tannat & #malbec manages to present both varieties" on the Piattelli 2021 Cafayate Valley Reserve Malbec + Tannat. l8r.it/eqiO #PiattelliVineyards #WINE
#Riecine, an estate in northern #Gaiole, turned in its best performance ever in our recent Tuscan tasting panels, leading all other wines in the #ChiantiClassico categories. Read Stephanie Johnson's interview with #winemaker Alessandro Campatelli: l8r.it/eBUQ #Tuscany
Critic Patrick J. Comiskey writes, "the flavors are dominated by spice—mocha, clove, olive and chocolate—with a cedary note that reminds you where this wine is coming from" on the Girasole 2019 Mendocino County Charlie’s Blend. l8r.it/7Xku #barraofmendocino #WINE
Wine & Spirits Magazine brings you our Regional Tasting Report from Tuscany, where critic Stephanie wineandspiritsmagazine.com/?p=44132
Château Climens and Joseph Phelps Vineyards have recently changed hands. Read Alissa Bica's full story on the sale of these iconic wineries: l8r.it/V7m2 #WineNews #ChâteauClimens #Barsac #JosephPhelpsVineyards #NapaValley #LVMH #Lurton #wineeconomy #wine
When reviewing the King Estate 2021 Willamette Valley Rosé of Pinot Noir, critic Patrick J. Comiskey writes, "Scents of strawberry blossom and sour cherry lead in this structured pink". l8r.it/pCii #KingEstate #2021 #Rosé #WineReview #WineTasting #WINE
"Joseph Leonard has the longest #winelist of our 4 restaurants, so it’s a place where I get to have a little bit more fun"—Ren Neuman of NYC's #JosephLeonardRestaurant on changes to the list. Read the interview, part of our 33rd Annual #RestaurantPoll: l8r.it/ENtl
"You’ll find few #sparklingwines drier and more racy than the Pashey line of sparklers from @trisaetum’s James Frey," writes critic Patrick J. Comiskey of our #wineoftheweek, #Pashey 2018 #RibbonRidge Blanc de Blancs: l8r.it/siKi #wotw #americansparkling #oregonwine
Critic Stephanie Johnson writes, "Notes of sea salt weave through this wine’s flavors of crushed apple and wild thyme, those flavors enriched by a honeyed texture", on the Vadiaperti 2020 Fiano di Avellino. l8r.it/vXLH #Vadiaperti #WineReview #WhiteWine #WINE
Executive chef Marcus Woodham at #TheBower in the Lower Garden District of #NewOrleans expresses his individuality with a well-edited yet appealing menu that combines local staples with some fresh ideas. Read Margaret Shakespeare's Restaurant Review at: l8r.it/mQhN
Reviewing Piattelli 2019 #CafayateValley Reserve Malbec, critic Corey Warren writes, "Intense, with remarkable clarity in the flavors, it holds its aromatics for days." l8r.it/7FvB #PiattelliVineyards #Malbec #ArgentineanWine #WineReview #NewWorldWine #WINE
"The wines must have a certain kind of elegance in order to interact with the vegetables and not overwhelm them"—Seth Corr of @Greens_SF on pairing #wines with a #vegetarian menu. Read the interview, part of our 33rd Annual #RestaurantPoll: l8r.it/ApqQ #WSRestPoll
"So many people have become familiar with #Chablis, & now they’re trying to take their relationship with it to the next level"—Chris Dunaway of CO's @TheLittleNell on high-end bottles. Read Corey Warren's interview, part of our 33rd Annual Restaurant Poll: l8r.it/i8Ey
"Who knows #koniaros & why should they spend $135 on a bottle? Introducing people to the Greek wine world—that makes me feel really, really good." —Wine director Despoina Karapostaki of @AmaliNYC on introducing guests to new tastes. l8r.it/XBL7 #WSRestPoll #Greekwine
"Earth tones shadow the bright fruit in the end, but that edge of fruit keeps giving," writes critic Joshua Greene on the Wentworth 2020 Mendocino Ridge Wentworth Vineyard Pinot Noir. l8r.it/yXq9 #WentworthVineyards #2020 #PinotNoir #RedWine #WINE
"He would regale us with tales of wine-country visits & he would play films for us so we could get a sense of places the wines we tasted were grown"— Tara Q. Thomas when speaking of her former teacher Steven Kolpan. Read Thomas' full story at: l8r.it/uYps #WineNews
Our #wineoftheweek is @Suertesmarques 2020 Valle de la #Orotava Trenzado #ListánBlanco. Read about the site at the foot of Mt. Teide, created when the #volcanic rock fell away, leaving a steep hillside facing mostly north into the trade winds. l8r.it/Y8iv #wotw #wine
"Its blackberry flavors are brightened by gingery spice & rose scents, the texture sleek, the fruit clean & lasting" writes critic Joshua Greene on the Concha y Toro 2019 Cachapoal Valley Gran Reserva Serie Riberas Carmenère. l8r.it/oGlr #ConchayToro #2019 #WineReview
"Buy by the case for the patio," writes critic Patrick J. Comiskey of @MadroñaVineyard 2019 El Dorado Lake Tahoe #Zinfandel, saying it's "exuberantly flavorful, a mouthful of blackberries & spice, along with a scent of licorice." l8r.it/37Vs #WINE #WAndSSpotlight
"We gained a reputation as a place where you can come & drink crazy-good bottles without putting on a suit and tie" —Celia Erickson on the vibe at NYC's #CharlieBird. Read Stephanie Johnson's full interview, part of our 33rd Annual Restaurant Poll: l8r.it/8Z1t #wine
#ChambersNYC, the tasty new Tribeca restaurant in the old Racines spot, is now open! We stopped in earlier this week to try Chef #JonathanKaris's wine-friendly food & Wine Director #PascalineLepeltier's deep wine list. l8r.it/7aLB #TribecaDining #winerestaurants
"On the tongue, Vinho Verde conjures a carefree spontaneity: We know it as a bright, spritzy, and youthful wine designed for casual drinking" writes India Mandelkern. Read what Oscar Meireles has to say about wine in cans, story by India Mandelkern, at: l8r.it/8PRW
"Explosive aromas of wildflowers & brushy herbs, so evocative of southern #Sicily’s windswept countryside" characterize our #wineoftheweek, Valle dell’Acate 2019 #CerasuoloDiVittoria. l8r.it/3Mns #frappato #nerodavola #sicilianwine #wotw #valledellacate @VdaWinery
Check out the Loire #TastingReport, where our critic, Corey Warren, has tasted and reviewed 167 wines from the #LoireValley. Read the reviews at the link below. l8r.it/KG1M #WineTasting #CheninBlanc #Muscadet #Sancerre #SauvignonBlanc #Chinon #LoireReds #Rosé #WINE
Our Summer issue considers questions as diverse as the best #burgerpairing, how did ancient Greeks have dinner parties, the current wine-and-food scene in #Crete, & how an English professor's hobby wine from 1965 looms large over the realm of #zinfandel. l8r.it/qYOg
If you need to know where to find a 65-vintage vertical of #MoutonRothschild in downtown Dallas, we can help. Read Alissa Bica's #RestaurantReview of Monarch: l8r.it/9RRu #woodfired #Bordeaux #WendoureeMalbec #Monarchrestaurant #DallasDining #WineList #WINE
"I used to think of the wines as almost schizophrenic, because the aromas lead you to expect one thing and then when it hits your mouth, kapow!” —#JoshJensen, founder of Mt. Harlan's #Calera, on tasting his first viognier from #Condrieu over 50 years ago. l8r.it/h79e
Vianney de Tastes works hard to keep young buds from freezing during winters in France. "De Tastes’s wires run along the vine trellis, connecting back to a transformer in the vineyard." Read Warren's full story, part of our #RegionalTastingReport on Loire: l8r.it/PSKQ
"This wine tastes like salted lemon rock candy, with a hard mineral core & a dense texture balanced by tangy citrus tones," writes critic Stephanie Johnson of our #wineoftheweek, @PlanetaWinery 2018 Sicilia Eruzione 1614 #Carricante. l8r.it/Uq6d #volcanicwine #MtEtna
"Those wines, in any given year, someone walks in & grabs them"—Andrew Fortgang of Le Pigeon in Portland, on #DRC Richebourg and Jacques-Frédéric #Mugnier Musigny as their top-sellers. Read the interview, part of our #RestaurantPoll: wineandspiritsmagazine.com/feature-story/… #Bluechipwine #wine
"I see greater activity perhaps in Italian wine, or things like Spanish, Portuguese, South African wine, some things that are a little less common"—Wayne Bratvold of Murray’s in MN. Read Haille Griswold's interview, part of our 33rd Annual Restaurant Poll: l8r.it/KRhD
"We’re selling way more bottles of a thousand dollars than we ever did in the 5 years prior to COVID"—Andrew Pettingell of @otiumla in LA, on customers buying #wine by the bottle. Read David Paradela's interview, part of our 33rd Annual #RestaurantPoll: l8r.it/LyQN
"It’s a lot easier to sit down & taste all the Spanish wines that you’re serving by the glass and by the bottle"—Chris Horn of Purple Café & Wine Bar in Seattle, WA. Read Haille Griswold's interview with Horn, part of our 33rd Annual Restauant Poll, at: l8r.it/pGU6
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