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Wine Enthusiast MagazineWine Enthusiast Magazine

Wine Enthusiast Magazine

March 2019

Wine Enthusiast Magazine is one of the most respected and quoted authorities in the world of wine and spirits. We feature the hottest trends in everything related to wine. Our seasoned editors do the work for you, with over 700 expert ratings and reviews in each issue. Plus, in-depth features on all aspects of cocktails, spirits, beer, inventive wine and food pairings, trendy recipes, savvy travel features, and more.

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a fresh face

The phrase “New World” inherently evokes a sense of youth and willingness to take risks, as well as images of adventure and freedom. As far as New World wine regions go, while these vibrant cultures are by no means young by American standards (like South Africa, with its four centuries of vinous history), they often embody an exciting, fresh and, frankly, rebellious approach to winemaking that makes for thrills and surprising experiences by the glassful.This month, we celebrate New World trailblazers with stories culled from around the globe, including an exploration of Argentina’s up-and-coming varieties like Bonarda, Cabernet Franc and Chardonnay (page 46); the ageworthy volcanic pours of California’s Lake County (page 54); electrifying whites from Washington’s 2017 vintage (page 40); South Africa’s diverse wine districts (page 60) and a…

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winemag.com exclusives

March is Women’s History Month, and we’re celebrating by highlighting notable names from the wine industry’s past, present and future. With new articles dropping throughout the month that showcase formidable females behind the bar and bottle, it’s the perfect time to raise a glass to progress. Here’s a taste of what we have in store.Follow us @WineEnthusiastWOMEN IN WINE SCIENCELearn about the women working in viticulture and enology who are helping to create the vineyards of the future at winemag.com/winescienceTHE WOMEN BEHIND YOUR FAVORITE WINE BARSFrom Portland, Oregon’s Bar Norman to Boston’s Haley.Henry, women are opening some of the country’s most exciting new wine bars. Visit winemag.com/barwomen to discover where to head for your next night out.THE FIRST LADIES OF WINEMadame Clicquot Ponsardin may be the most famous woman in…

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sips and snaps around the globe

NAPAULÉETo cap the harvest season, California held its own La Paulée-style celebration in October. The St. Helena event brought locals and wine professionals together for a private screening of the documentary Somm III followed by dinner at PRESS Restaurant. Wines by Domaine Carneros, Frank Family Vineyards and Schramsberg Vineyards were served, and guests were encouraged to bring their own rare bottles to share.Founders Susan and Duane Hoff, Fantesca Estate & WineryHARVEST SEASON PREMIEREThis timely documentary peers into the lives of Mexican-American winemakers and migrant workers in California. Filmmaker Bernardo Ruiz examines how immigration policy and wildfires have made for an especially complex year. The film premiered at the November DOC NYC 2018 film festival, where it was followed by a panel and party.Programmer Ruth Somalo, DOC NYC; Film Director Bernardo…

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off the beaten wine trail

Villa de Leyva, ColombiaWedged amid the Andes mountains, the Colombian capital of Bogotá boasts temperate weather, impressive entertainment and a wide selection of dining and drinking pleasures. Over the past couple of years, a crop of quality winemakers has also emerged, making the city a perfect base to explore both wines and local sights.Viñedo Ain Karim: A short drive from Bogotá, the colonial town of Villa de Leyva offers a beautiful setting to stroll among the vines. The town is also home to Viñedo Ain Karim, which produces wines under the Marqués de Villa de Leyva label. Don’t miss tasting their lineup of Cabernet Sauvignons, which includes three different reserve-level bottlings and a rosado.Viñedo Umaña Dajud: This small winery, also near Villa de Leyva, has around 14 acres of Cabernet…

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women of wine

Forget ladies’ night. If you want to have a drink in support of women or to celebrate Women’s History Month with wine this March, start by drinking quality bottlings made by female winemakers. From wine tastings and paired dinners to monthly showcases and annual special menus, these venues put female-made selections front and center.SHELLEY LINDGRENRUFFIAN WINE BAR & CHEF’S TABLEALEXIS PERCIVALBRASS HEARTSARAH TRAYNORBRASS HEARTALCOVEA16SAN FRANCISCOEach spring for the past 13 years, James Beard Award-winning sommelier and owner Shelley Lindgren has invited Italian female winemakers to gather and pour their wines for a fabulous evening. This year’s event is scheduled for March 8, which is also International Women’s Day, or Festa della Donna in Italy. Proceeds from the event go to La Cocina, which benefits low-income entrepreneurs that are primarily female.ALCOVEBOSTONA…

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brie yourself

No food has one single, perfect wine pairing. Rather, different pours will highlight different qualities of the comestible in question. And the more complex the food, the more ways there are to experiment.Brie is a soft ripened cheese that’s classified as a bloomy rind, from the historic Brie district of France (in present-day Île-de-France, the region immediately surrounding Paris). It can be made from cow or sheep milk, but the former is more common. It’s mild, but still plenty layered, boasting nuttiness, sweetness, creaminess and more, and the wine you choose to drink with it can make all the difference in the flavors you perceive.♦ CREAMINESSWith a fairly high fat content, Brie’s primary character is rich and gooey. Chardonnay has plenty of body to match that creamy sensation. Plus, its…

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