Wine Enthusiast Magazine February/March 2021

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.

Country:
United States
Language:
English
Publisher:
Wine Enthusiast
Frequency:
Monthly
£2.24
£9.72
13 Issues

in this issue

2 min
wine enthusiast

Adam M. Strum PUBLISHER Susan Kostrzewa EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Jacqueline Strum ASSOCIATE PUBLISHER MANAGING EDITOR Lauren Buzzeo TASTING DIRECTOR Alexander Peartree CREATIVE DIRECTOR Marco Turelli DIGITAL CREATIVE DIRECTOR Julia Lea EDITORIAL ASSOCIATE MANAGING EDITOR Layla Schlack SENIOR ASSOCIATE EDITOR Sarah Daniels TASTING ASSISTANT TASTING DIRECTOR Fiona Adams TASTING COORDINATOR Craig Chamberlain ASSISTANT TASTING COORDINATOR William Johnson DIGITAL ASSOCIATE MANAGING EDITOR Emily Saladino SENIOR DIGITAL EDITOR Dylan Garret DIGITAL EDITOR Kristen Richard ASSISTANT DIGITAL EDITOR J’nai Gaither SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER Elyse Estrella SOCIAL MEDIA COORDINATOR Marco Bruno DESIGN ART DIRECTOR Monica Simon ASSOCIATE DIGITAL DESIGNER Eric DeFreitas VISUALS PRODUCER Jesse Reiter ASSOCIATE PHOTO PRODUCER Tom Arena 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 Kara Newman BEER John Holl FOOD Nils Bernstein TRAVEL Lauren Mowery LIFESTYLE & ENTERTAINING Mike DeSimone and Jeff Jenssen WEST COAST DIRECTOR Allison Langhoff SENIOR DIGITAL ADVERTISING…

3 min
in this issue: wine’s awakening

This issue’s theme of “The New Now” was conceived in the spirit of the very dynamic, sometimes harrowing, but ultimately optimistic environment in which the wine world—and the world at large—is operating today. Though our industry and adjacent communities have endured extreme hardships over the last 12 months, they have also shown they are capable of persevering, evolving and, despite it all, offering evermore exciting wine experiences for a fast-growing audience. In the following pages, we take stock of some of the stories that define the present day and will likely be top of mind beyond the pandemic for wine lovers and professionals alike. As we witness the negative impact of our footprint upon the natural world, the need for less invasive and more responsible viticultural practice is clear. In Austria, the tradition…

susan-adam__275
2 min
winemag.com: caring for wine country's mental health

Like everything else in 2020, the year’s wildfires in Northern California were extraordinary. With the exception of 2019, which was still horrific, each year’s wildfires have been progressively record-breaking. This repeated trauma is taking its toll. The fires are among an entire constellation of stressors, not least of which includes the novel coronavirus pandemic. In the past, fire evacuees stayed together in the large buildings on the state fairgrounds; this year that was impossible. Napa and Sonoma Counties had to scramble to find safe locations for as many as 70,000 evacuees. For all that has been written about the need for economic recovery in Northern California wine country, its locals need mental health recovery every bit as urgently. Many workers in wine country live paycheck to paycheck in a region with astonishingly expensive…

grist_viney_294
6 min
nevertheless, she pressed

FOLLOW HER LEAD From the vines to the lab, tasting table, boardroom and beyond, women have long made waves in wine production. They’ve developed farming techniques, proved yeast’s impact and connected clonal specificity to terroir; they’ve built businesses and brands to share reasearch, and created quality wines for all palates. However, they’ve also faced incredible adversity within the wine world simply because of their biological gender. In recent years, such struggles have increasingly been highlighted by the media. And thanks largely to the work and counsel of female pioneers before them, so, too, have several of women’s vinous accomplishments. This recognition may be a significant stride toward equality in the industry, but crucial conversations around diversity and inclusion remain and mustn’t be overlooked. To explore how wine business hurdles, and perspectives of…

img_0062
1 min
cocktail of the month: from script to sip

All the cocktails at Double Take in West Los Angeles are named for cult classic movies, a nod to the venue’s studio stage design. Hitchcock fans will recognize “Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be)” as a song written for the 1956 thriller The Man Who Knew Too Much. Fans of Syrah, meanwhile, will pick up the bold red wine’s hallmark black pepper and berry flavors that are magnified via a peppercorn-infused vodka and strawberry syrup in this Sangria-inspired drink. QUE SYRAH SYRAH Courtesy of Sarah LM Mengoni, lead bartender, Double Take, Los Angeles 3 ounces Syrah¾ ounce black peppercorn-infused vodka (recipe follows)1½ ounces strawberry syrup (recipe follows)¾ ounce lemon juice1 strawberry, for garnish In cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine all ingredients except strawberry. Strain into wine glass over fresh ice. Garnish…

com_final_v_271
2 min
recipe of the month: simmer savory

A collection of “recipes and stories of grandmothers from the eight African countries that touch the Indian Ocean,” food entrepreneur Hawa Hassan’s new book is a fascinating survey of diverse cuisines told from the perspective of the continent’s elders. This dish features berbere, a seasoning common in Eritrea and Ethiopia composed of warming spices. Available online and at specialty stores, it can transform a simple braise into something remarkable. DORO WAT (STEWED CHICKEN LEGS WITH BERBERE AND EGGS) Adapted from In Bibi’s Kitchen (Ten Speed Press, 2020), by Hawa Hassan with Julia Turshen 3 tablespoons unsalted butter or ghee2 large red onions, fine-diced6 cloves garlic, minced2 tablespoons minced ginger3 tablespoons berbere spice mix1 teaspoon salt2 medium tomatoes, fine-diced8 chicken drumsticks6 large eggs, hard-boiled and peeled In medium saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Add…

doro_wat_ro_283