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Wine Enthusiast Magazine

Wine Enthusiast Magazine

November 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 Cortellini ADVERTISING WEST COAST ACCOUNT MANAGER Karen Moore TEL: 510.225.8537 kmoore@wineenthusiast.net CENTRAL CALIFORNIA ACCOUNT MANAGER Jen Hord TEL: 831.747.4635 jhord@wineenthusiast.net FLORIDA & BUYING GUIDE MANAGER Denise Valenza…

3 min.
in this issue: everyday excellence

Though we celebrate all of our lists released at the end of the year, the annual Top 100 Best Buys list is one of our favorites. Chosen for their solid quality, buzz factor and affordable pricing, these are the wines that you’ll find in our glasses Monday–Sunday, providing adventure and accompaniment to everything from pizza to a perfected beef Bourguignon. This year’s list (page 42) showcases wines from 16 countries, including affordable pours from France, Germany and Spain. Though a more challenging find since wine tariffs took hold, we’ve done the work for you, highlighting the best choices from those countries (including this year’s No. 1 wine—a stellar Spanish Rioja that is well priced and widely available). The list also taps long-loved categories like Oregon Pinot Noir, Chianti and California Chardonnay, as…

1 min.
winemag.com: package deal

Follow us @WineEnthusiast CANNED WINE SPRITZERS The humble spritzer may have long been a punchline for “real” wine drinkers, but modern producers are using fresh flavors to update these sparkling mainstays. For our picks, visit winemag.com/Spritzers SQUARE BIZ It’s no secret that we love the quality and value of many boxed wines on the market today. Sommeliers, wine consultants and our own staff reveal some of their favorites at winemag.com/BoxWine COCKTAILS TO GO Great cocktails are no longer exclusive to high-end bars. These ready-to-drink alternatives spare you from having to pay top dollar. Find five to try at winemag.com/CannedCocktails COUNTERCLOCKWISE FROM LEFT: TOM ARENA, MIA YAKEL…

3 min.
vin session at home

ATTENTION OF THE GLASS WINE SCHOOL GETS OUT A rising tide of low-cost academic programs helps to break down barriers and make formal wine education more attainable. Almost anyone of age can obtain, taste and enjoy wine in some capacity. When it comes to mastering what’s in the bottle, however? That isn’t always the case. Most traditional wine certifications require countless hours of rigorous study and hundreds to thousands of dollars, two big barriers that put the subject out of reach to many. That’s begun to change. A new wave of low-cost or free virtual offerings is making wine education more accessible. Whether you want to pursue a career in wine or simply fuel a passion, the following courses, workshops and guides can get you started right from your couch, and for next to…

2 min.
recipe of the month: pumpkin to talk about

The cuisine at Musaafer, a new and notable spot in Houston, is inspired by the culinary diversity across all of India’s states. Chef Mayank Istwal developed this seasonal soup recipe for the home kitchen. Though he prefers to garnish with pumpkin-seed brittle and pumpkin mousse, pumpkin seeds and purée work almost as well. CURRIED PUMPKIN SOUP Courtesy Mayank Istwal, executive chef, Musaafer by The Spice Route Co., Houston 2 pounds peeled and seeded pie pumpkin or butternut squash, cut in 2-inch cubes2 tablespoons olive oil2 tablespoons Madras curry powder, plus more to garnish, if desired⅓ cup chopped red onion2 tablespoons minced garlic2 tablespoons chopped leeks or scallions1 tablespoon chopped celery1 tablespoon brown sugar1 teaspoon salt, plus more to taste2 tablespoons heavy creamToasted pumpkin seeds, for garnish Heat oven to 300˚F. Toss pumpkin with oil, curry…

2 min.
grape on the go: mourvèdre on the move

Perhaps best known for its role in the three-way blend of Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre pioneered in France’s Rhône Valley, the “M” of GSM has also earned solo fame under a trio of names: Mourvèdre, of course, but also as Monastrell in Spain, and Mataro, as it’s sometimes called, in Australia and California. In France, Mourvèdre retains a Provençal hold in Bandol. There, it’s used as a main component of rosé production, but can be found in full-bodied varietal offerings or as an element of red blends. Farther along the coast, some Languedoc-Roussillon producers craft structured wines with notes of blackberries, violets and licorice. It’s winemakers in hotter climates around the world, however, that aim to see what the grape is capable of. SPAIN The grape has had deep roots in southeast Spain…