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Wine Enthusiast Magazine July 2018

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
$4.25
$18.46
13 Issues

in this issue

2 min
the great outdoors

Summer is the season to take the joys of glass and table outside. Picnics, pool parties, grilling with friends… all smack of the kind of laid-back, leisurely vibe that gourmands in France, Italy, Australia and beyond have perfected, making the most of fresh air without losing refinement. The wine options of summertime gatherings are endless, and they run the gamut from friendly, value buys to the most coveted vintages in your cellar. Crisp, delicious salads call for lively wines like Verdejo, Provençal rosé, racy Riesling and more. Grilled and juicy steaks and burgers, meanwhile, beckon California Zinfandel, South African red blends and stately Barolos. And diving into that delicious homemade apple pie or fruit tart calls for a splash of that vintage bubbly you’ve been holding on to. Now’s the time!…

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1 min
coming next month

America’s 100 Best Wine Restaurants 2018 We’ve scoured the country to find the best and brightest places to wine and dine right now. Discover what made the cut, and learn about the chefs, somms and innovations defining each venue. Loire Muscadet Provençal rosé may be a celebrity, but this variety remains a summer essential. We raise a glass to the season’s true wine par excellence, and tell you which bottles to grab as the mercury rises. Beer Trends We present the most influential concepts and characteristics shaping the culture of American craft brews. U.S. Wine Renegades America’s most up-and-coming winemakers are emerging from every corner of the country. We seek out the vintners and the places producing tomorrow’s favorite bottlings.…

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1 min
listen up! wineenthusiast podcast

RED, WHITE AND GREEN In this episode, we deep dive into environmentally-friendly winemaking techniques and the farm-to-table movement, and take an in-depth look at the natural wine trend. VOLCANIC WINES Winemakers are increasingly utilizing the complex volcanic soil to take their bottlings in bold new directions. We talk to industry pioneers about what this trend means for your wine. Drink up engaging stories reported and recorded by Wine Enthusiast’s editors from around the globe. In each episode, we introduce you to the passionate people who craft, shake, ferment and pour their beverages of choice. Inside every bottle is a story you won’t want to miss. GODDESSES OF THE GRAPE In our two-part series, we raise a glass to female trailblazers in the winemaking world. We talk to the pioneer who headed both winemaking and business in…

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1 min
sips and snaps around the globe

WOMEN OF THE VINE & SPIRITS GLOBAL SYMPOSIUM The sold-out March event, of which W.E. is a media sponsor, featured an all-star roster of speakers and addressed issues related to gender and empowerment in the alcohol beverage industry. For the fourth year, over 700 attendees convened in Napa for workshops, networking receptions and panel discussions, including a keynote by acclaimed news anchor Gretchen Carlson and a Q&A with Jackson Family’s Barbara Banke, moderated by W.E. Contributing Editor Virginie Boone. ROSÉ AND TATTOOS SAVED wines launched its latest vintage at a star-studded event in NYC this April. Chef Mario Carbone of Major Food Group cooked a family-style meal while artist and co-owner Scott Campbell tattooed a few attendees. LYRIC OPERA OF CHICAGO WINE AUCTION This charitable event for the arts celebrated its 30th anniversary this year.…

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3 min
birds-eye braai

South African braai is very similar to American barbecue or grilling, but with its own special touches. It typically includes a variety of meats prepared over an open wood fire—never propane. Chops, steaks, loins, poultry, boerewors (sausages) and sosaties (skewers of cooked meat) are staples, while fish and vegetables will often make an appearance as well. Of course, lots of great wine to wash it all down is essential. GRILL There are lots of grills to choose from, and many braaiers use an assortment to prepare various items. You’ll need at least one main kettle grill or fire pit that can accommodate a wood fire, like a Big Green Egg, Weber or Char-Broil charcoal grill or smoker. If you can’t create a hardwood fire, a wood chip smoker box can do the…

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2 min
a state on the verge

In the mid-1800s, eccentric millionaire Nicholas Longworth pioneered U.S. wine production when he began growing Catawba grapes along the Ohio River to make sparkling wine. The wine became sought after both across America and abroad, and it put Ohio at the center of the country’s wine industry. The vines ultimately fell victim to disease, which ground wine production to a halt that same century. But over the last few decades, it’s begun to flourish again. While most of the bottlings crafted by Ohio’s 280 wineries stay within the state, their quality reaches beyond borders. Several have been entered in—and won—national and international competitions. The global “Pinot belt,” which runs through Burgundy and the Willamette Valley, lands on the south shore of Lake Erie, which means the Buckeye State has innate potential…

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