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Wine Enthusiast Magazine

Wine Enthusiast Magazine

December 2020

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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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 DIGITAL ASSOCIATE MANAGING EDITOR Emily Saladino SENIOR DIGITAL EDITOR Dylan Garret 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 DIRECTOR Greg Remillard SENIOR DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS & EVENTS Jen…

2 min.
in this issue: a season to celebrate

There’s no question that 2020 has altered the way in which we all live, think, eat and drink. This year’s holiday season will be a necessary reflection of that change. It may be a challenging time, butit’s also an opportunity to be thankful for those close to us and to celebrate with delicious food and wines that transport us. Though we won’t be attending or planning large get-togethers this year, we will be devising intimate at-home meals and gatherings with our immediate family and others inside “the bubble.” We’ll be arranging virtual calls, meals and happy hours with our friends to restore some of the community spirit that makes this time of year so meaningful. Planning a small but elegant meal is easier than you think, as Lifestyle & Entertaining Editors Mike DeSimone…

1 min.
winemag.com: you get what you give

CALIFORNIA SOUL Though California is often thought of as Cabernet country, the state produces some of the best value Pinot Noir in the U.S. Find a selection of 90-plus-point bottles, all for less than $30, at winemag.com/ValuePinot BUBBLES ON A BUDGET Bottles of sparkles are synonymous with celebration. If you’re looking for a gift that won’t break the bank, head to winemag.com/cremant to discover 10 of our favorite fizzy French wines that aren’t Champagne. A TASTE OF ITALY Barbaresco is renowned for Nebbiolo that sits at the intersection of value and quality. See some of our top-scoring picks from the 2017 vintage at winemag.com/Barbaresco2017 Follow us @WineEnthusiast…

3 min.
the official holiday gift guide

ALL THE GOODS TO GATHER Because an unorthodox year calls for an exceptional finish, this edition of our holiday gift guide skips the embellishments and just gets right to it. Here, we’ve collected a wide range of great wine and beverage gifts to cover all—OK, most—of the bases. So whether you hope to give a little extra love, need a bit more bang for your buck or simply want to treat yourself, you can find it. Cheers! Find even more merry and bright ideas to make the most of your holiday season, right this way.…

2 min.
down under & distilled

“The Australian whisky industry is going through a complete rebirth,” says Graham Essex, bartender at Gaijin restaurant in Chicago. It’s a regeneration that’s been unfolding for the better part of two decades. Starting in the early 2000s, the country’s producers have increasingly taken advantage of local malts, peat bogs and the continent’s varied climates to raise quality and create a distinct Aussie style. Though consumed primarily within Australia, global popularity ramped up in 2014 when Tasmanian whisky Sullivans Cove French Oak was named World’s Best Single Malt at the World Whiskies Awards. Today, recognition continues to rise. “From Archie Rose Distillery winning World’s Best Rye 2020 to Starward Distillery producing consistently high-quality whisky… Australian whisky is going to become much more well known for quality in the coming years,” says Essex. Here are…

2 min.
flight school: merry poppings

True Champagne comes, and can only come, from its namesake region in northern France, among the cool, chalk hills east of Paris. A sparkling wine made anywhere else is something different. It may sound like a pedantic distinction, but it’s an important one. While Champagne is created by a technique used worldwide, it’s also the result of particular grapes grown to particular standards in a particular place. That place centers around Reims and Épernay, where three main grape varieties, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier, are grown. Most Champagne is a blend of at least two of these. After harvest and pressing in September, juice is fermented, typically in tanks. Come spring, winemakers will begin an intense blending process called assemblage. Champagnes can be made of as many as 40 lots. This is further…