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Wine Enthusiast MagazineWine Enthusiast Magazine

Wine Enthusiast Magazine

September 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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Adam M. Strum PUBLISHER & EDITOR Susan Kostrzewa EXECUTIVE EDITOR Jay Spaleta SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT OF MEDIA MANAGING EDITOR Lauren Buzzeo DIGITAL CONTENT DIRECTOR Marina Vataj CREATIVE DIRECTOR Marco Turelli DIGITAL CREATIVE DIRECTOR Julia Lea TASTING DIRECTOR Alexander Peartree EDITORIAL SENIOR EDITOR Layla Schlack ASSOCIATE EDITOR Sarah Daniels TASTING ASSISTANT TASTING DIRECTOR Fiona Adams TASTING COORDINATOR Craig Chamberlain ASSISTANT TASTING COORDINATOR William Johnson DIGITAL SENIOR DIGITAL EDITORS Dylan Garret, Siobhan Wallace ASSISTANT DIGITAL EDITOR Kristen Richard SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER Elyse Estrella JR. SOCIAL MEDIA COORDINATOR Evan Spadaccini DESIGN ASSOCIATE ART DIRECTOR Monica Simon DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY Megan Baggott CONTRIBUTING EDITORS EUROPEAN EDITOR Roger Voss ITALIAN EDITOR Kerin O’Keefe WINE Michael Schachner, Paul Gregutt, Virginie Boone, Jim Gordon, Matt Kettmann, Sean P. Sullivan, Anna Lee C. Iijima, Anne Krebiehl, MW, Christina Pickard SPIRITS EDITOR Kara Newman FOOD Nils Bernstein LIFESTYLE & ENTERTAINING Mike DeSimone and Jeff Jenssen TRAVEL Lauren Mowery BUSINESS Leslie Gevirtz EDITORIAL OFFICES HEADQUARTERS 200 Summit Lake DriveValhalla, NY 10595 TEL: 914.345.9463…

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editors' letter: why cabernet is king

Cabernet is now a thoroughly intrepid and modern grape, with expressions of terroir for every palate. Is there a more iconic variety in the American wine world than Cabernet Sauvignon? From the 1970s on, it has been inextricably linked to the country’s wine history, and its dominance—primarily when from Napa—power, ageability and versatility continues to draw savvy collectors from around the world to the American wine fold. But Cabernet has an impressive reach beyond traditional Californian wine country. Famed for centuries for its role in the great ageable Bordeaux wines, the variety has, in recent times, shown adaptability and success in countless global wine regions as well as elsewhere in California, both as a blending grape and a poised single variety. From South Africa to Paso Robles, Australia to Washington State, Cabernet…

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winemag.com: wine enthusiast podcast

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out & about: sips and snaps around the globe

AUCTION NAPA VALLEY About 900 people convened at Meadowood Napa Valley in June for the 39th annual auction. This year’s event raised $12 million to support children’s health and education in the region. To celebrate the 75th anniversary of Napa Valley Vintners, 28 current and former board chairs hosted the event, which included a performance by Katy Perry. 1881 NAPA WINE HISTORY MUSEUM Napa Valley’s first museum of wine history hosted a ribbon cutting in Oakville, California, in June. Jean-Charles Boisset, the museum’s proprietor and owner of Boisset Collection, was on hand to greet 250 guests. State Senator Bill Dodd, Linda Reiff of Napa Valley Vintners and The Wine Bible author Karen MacNeil also delivered remarks. NANTUCKET WINE & FOOD FESTIVAL For the 23rd year in a row, wine-lovers, winemakers and chefs gathered on this…

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steak and cab are an ace pair

CABERNET STEAK-OUT Around the world, where Cabernet Sauvignon is grown, there’s also a signature treatment for a hunk of meat. Start your global exploration here. Central Coast, CA Cabernet here ranges from lean to lush, depending how high up it’s grown. Spicy, herbal and wood notes are common and in opposition to the fruit-forward expressions found elsewhere in the state. Drink it with TRI-TIP With all that spicy woodiness, these wines are tailor-made for this triangular sirloin-tip smoked over oak. The signature barbecue style of the Central Coast and Central Valley is meaty and lean to match the wine in flavor intensity and body. Washington Cabernet is emerging as the state’s signature grape, grown in warm, dry eastern vineyards. Here, it’s ripe and lush with black fruit and berries, as well as scorched earth and mineral notes…

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flight school: cabernet wizards of oz

Australia’s reputation may ride on Shiraz’s back, but the trophy case for Cabernet Sauvignon is just as packed. It’s one of the country’s most planted varieties, grown from some of the world’s oldest producing vines. This powerful, ageworthy grape thrives in maritime-influenced, dry, moderate climates and it seems to soak up Australia’s various unique terroirs. While it’s made throughout the country, three regions fly the Cab flag highest. The red terra rossa soils of Coonawarra, on the southeast edge of South Australia’s border, between Adelaide and Melbourne, produce some of the country’s richest Cabs, with sturdy tannins, plush dark berry fruit, mint and dried herbs. Offerings from Margaret River, in Western Australia, straddle a line between elegance and power. Their ultrafine tannins and complex, savory aromas evoke the nearby Indian Ocean and towering…

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