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Wine Enthusiast Magazine May 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
from gallery to glass

Can you remember the first time you stood in front of an original Botticelli? What about the first time you tasted a perfectly balanced and elegant Riesling? We’re guessing that both were equally electrifying. Appreciating a sublime work of art and savoring an exquisite glass of wine can be similarly transportive and life-changing experiences. Both reflect the rich mind of the artist who envisioned and created them; both offer infinite interpretations and enjoyment from person to person, and moment to moment. The worlds in which these two of life’s most enriching and powerful pleasures are created have similarities, as well. Both require equal amounts of vision and imagination, science and technical craft. Both start off as a simple product, be it paint, stone, grape or vine, and are cajoled into something beautful,…

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1 min
coming next month

Santa Lucia Highlands Go beyond the glass to discover all that this west coast AVA has to offer. Here’s where to dine, unwind and, of course, sip across this fan-favorite, cool-climate region. Sonoma Chardonnay It’s time for a fresh look at one of the state’s more well-known grapes, with coastal wines of acidity and focus at the forefront. Washington’s Wine Families These estates have decades of history and multigenerational involvement. We talk with the families about their beginnings as well as how they are looking toward the future. Beach Cocktails Break out the sunblock, flip flops and tiny drink umbrellas, we’re giving you recipes for perfect surfside sippers. Austrian Red Wine 101 From Blaufränkisch to Zweigelt and beyond, get to know the essentials of Austria’s red-grape profiles.…

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1 min
state of the art

DRINK IN DESIGN Discover the world’s most beautiful, design-driven wine bars, like Vestigius in Portugal. Offering more than 1,000 pours to be enjoyed among eclectic artwork, the soaring space also provides stunning views of River Tagus. Visit winemag.com/winebardesign for more. STORE YOUR WINE IN STYLE We’re obsessed with this Wine Knot, created by artist Robin Antar, originally carved in stone to achieve an organic look. And there’s more where this came from—see our picks for the best art-inspired accessories at winemag.com/artaccessories JAMES FREY ON ART IN THE BOTTLE We caught up with the founder of Trisaetum Winery in Oregon’s Willamette Valley to talk about his passion for photography and painting, and how it influcences his winemaking. Read the exclusive interview at winemag.com/frey If you haven’t subscribed to our podcast, you're missing out! Tune in and listen…

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2 min
the 2017 wine star awards

A who’s who of the wine, spirits and beer industries—some 500 guests—convened in Miami Beach for the 18th annual Wine Star Awards gala. The black-tie affair at the Nobu Eden Roc hotel started out with a lively poolside cocktail party, which featured a step-and-repeat photo foyer, as well as wine, beer and spirits offered by the winners. The awards presentation honored such titans as Person of the Year Jim Clerkin of Moët Hennessy North America; E. & J. Gallo Winery’s Roger Nabedian, who was named Wine Executive of the Year; Innovator of the Year Bruce Hunter of Shaw-Ross International Importers; and Hahn Family Winery’s Nicky Hahn, American Wine Pioneer. This year’s event also paid tribute to the firefighters of California’s wine country, with awards given to Napa County Fire Chief…

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3 min
of arts & carafes

Europe has long been a place of pilgrimage for lovers of both art and wine, so it should come as no surprise that the two are often connected. Today’s cultural landscape remains celebrated, with several wineries boasting art collections that can be traced back for centuries. Not to be overlooked, New World venues, too, offer opportunities to engage aesthetic sensibilities across a range of mediums. 1 MARCHESI ANTINORI Tuscany, Italy A fixture of Italian wine culture, Marchesi Antinori evolved in tandem with some of the greatest artistic achievements of the Renaissance, starting in the 1300s. That heritage is now reflected in an extensive collection of art that lines the walls of its estates. The best place to drink it all in is its newest winery, Antinori nel Chianti Classico, where pieces from antiquity are…

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2 min
jersey pour

New Jersey is known for a lot of things: oil refineries, The Sopranos, Bruce Springsteen and Snooki, not to mention as a place you pass through to get to Philadelphia or New York City. Historically, great wine has not been one of its claims to fame. “A lot of people don’t see New Jersey as being anything other than a landfill or industrial site,” say Sean Comninos, winemaker at William Heritage Winery. That bias, and a history of sweet, often hybrid-based wines, means even the state’s top producers are fighting an uphill battle. “Being from Jersey holds the industry back,” says Peter Leitner, founder/winemaker of Mount Salem Vineyards. “Winegrowers must focus more on quality than quantity.” That quality exists, if you know where to look. New Jersey’s top estates are producing some of…

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