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Wine Enthusiast Magazine March 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.

United States
Wine Enthusiast
13 Issues

in this issue

1 min
progressive pours

Some of the world’s most exciting and distinctive wines are originating in the New World, where trailblazing vintners are experimenting with surprising varieties, techniques and packaging. From Chile to Australia to South Africa and beyond, these incredibly diverse and delicious bottlings are redefining the vinous landscape, affordable for anyone with a desire for discovery. Check out pages 40, 46 and 60 to discover some of the New World’s most dynamic regions, as reported by our intrepid tasters and editors. Our commitment to bringing you unsung and unique wine choices, in addition to reporting on the world’s most coveted and classic producers, fuels our tasting program at Wine Enthusiast. Our team of 18 expert, global tasters review more than 22,000 wines a year—more than any other magazine—and we continue to expand to…

1 min
meet our tasting team

LAUREN BUZZEO Reviews Languedoc-Roussillon, South Africa, Beer @laurbuzz ALEXANDER PEARTREE Reviews Italy, New York @apatrone23 ANNE KREBIEHL, MW Reviews Austria, Alsace @Anneinvino MATT KETTMANN Reviews California: Central Coast @mattkettmann CHRISTINA PICKARD Reviews Australia, New Zealand @winewchristina JEFF JENSSEN Reviews Central & Eastern Europe @worldwineguys MICHAEL SCHACHNER Reviews Spain, South America @wineschach KERIN O’KEEFE Reviews Italy @kerinokeefe ROGER VOSS Reviews France, Portugal @vossroger ANNA LEE C. IIJIMA Reviews Germany, Rhône @annaleeiijima JIM GORDON Reviews California: Sierra Foothills, Lodi, Mendocino @gordone_cellars VIRGINIE BOONE Reviews California: Napa & Sonoma @vboone PAUL GREGUTT Reviews Oregon, Canada @paulgwine SEAN P. SULLIVAN Reviews Washington, Idaho @wawinereport MIKE DESIMONE Reviews Israel, North Africa, Asia @worldwineguys CARRIE DYKES Reviews Virginia @lilmarzipan FIONA ADAMS Reviews Other U.S. @bkfiona KARA NEWMAN Reviews Spirits @karanewman…

1 min
coming next month

Green Leaders Meet the makers leading industry-wide transformations in the face of looming climate change and issues of sustainability. Franciacorta: Italy’s Serious Sparkler Move over, Prosecco: Franciacorta, a metodo classico, has stepped into the spotlight. We present the pedigree of this up-and-coming Italian bubbly. The Other French Pinot Noirs From Alsace to Languedoc, Pinot Noir is produced in plenty of places outside of Burgundy. Discover the lesser-known regions you should be reaching for. The Wine Lover’s Guide to Venice We venture beyond the iconic canals and romantic architecture to explore Venice’s off-the-beaten-path venues catering to visiting wine lovers. Italian-American Cooking Forget about checkered tablecloths and cheesy music. Enjoy classic red-sauce dishes in your own home, matched with updated wine pairings. To learn more about our tasters go to winemag.com/editors…

1 min
the new and improved wineenthusiast. (podcast)

Listen up! We’ve refreshed our approach to the Wine Enthusiast Podcast. Thanks to your feedback, each and every episode will bring you more stories, more conversations and more of the best and brightest personalities from the worlds of wine, beer and spirits— plus restaurants, food, travel and entertaining. Whether you’re a wine novice, connoisseur or somewhere in between, the new Wine Enthusiast Podcast is your go-to for all-things beverage, and beyond! Follow us @WineEnthusiast TUNE IN to Season 3 To listen, visit winemag.com/podcast…

1 min
sips and snaps around the globe

RISE UP SONOMA Bay Area chefs joined forces with charitable groups— including Wine Enthusiast partner Rebuild Wine Country—to benefit victims of last year’s wildfires. A wide range of Sonoma wineries and breweries poured throughout the Santa Rosa night of food, drink and entertainment. MOËT MOMENTS FILM FESTIVAL A-listers in Los Angeles rolled up their sleeves to judge 30- to 60-second movies submitted by up-and- coming filmmakers. Hopefuls competed for a grant or an opportunity to enter the Tribeca Film Festival. WINE RIOT CHICAGO More than 250 wines from around the globe were on offer alongside a roster of panels and classes as part of IWSC Group’s series of events. Geared toward democratizing wine, Wine Riot is also held in New York City and Boston. ADAM SHINDLEDECKER; MICHAEL KOVAC/GETTY IMAGES/MOËT & CHANDON; RAFTERMEN…

3 min
join the club

To have wine delivered to your home isn’t a new concept, but the latest subscription services offer what hush-hush, members-only institutions are known for: exclusivity and access. In other words, you now have the chance to try bottles and vintages you’d likely never find stateside. (Talk about bragging rights.) Here, five clubs for a variety of wine lovers. For the trend seeker Pour This pour-this.com Founder Ashley Ragovin is a former wine director and sommelier at Los Angeles restaurants like Animal and Trois Mec, and she can pretty much guarantee that you haven’t sipped any of the bottles in her shipments. And that’s because of her personal relationships with small-scale producers. Sometimes, she’s the only person in the country with access to a certain vintage. To wit: In September, the package included the first-ever…