Wine Enthusiast Magazine November 2019

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 期號


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editors' letter: jackpot!

We live in an incredible time for exploring the world of wine. Affordable and delicious selections are now available in all shapes and sizes, and from regions previously unknown to even the most intrepid. Within this vast landscape of options, experimenting with new styles and brands can be fun, easy and wallet friendly. In this month’s annual Top 100 Best Buys list (page 46), we celebrate the ever-expanding category of great value wine, including those found in unconventional packaging like 375-mlcans, three-liter boxes and one-liter bottles; top-rated selections from emerging hotspots like Crete, Georgia and India; and table-friendly wines from classic regions of France, Spain and California. This is your shopping list made simple, so get to it! As we roll into the holidays, celebratory wines are especially on the mind, but…

1 分鐘 #weinsonoma

This past July, our publishing team descended upon Sonoma County, California, for its annual media conference. The team ended long days of planning with winery hopping, spirits tastings, farmers market shopping and unforgettable pairing dinners. Here’s a glimpse of the group’s fun-packed few days. jencortellini Director, Special Projects & Events A magical tasting and dinner @kjwines to close out #wemedia19. #weinsonoma #sonomawine #hogislandoysters #kjrose #roséandoysters #siduriwines #capturewines #drycreekvineyard kristen_m_richard Assistant Digital Editor Thank you @ballettovineyards for an unforgettable day in the vineyards! #weinsonoma #wemedia19 wawinereport Contributing Editor Hog Island Sweetwater oysters from an ice-filled barrel. #WEinSonoma annaleeiijima Contributing Editor I went to Sonoma this week for work. Thanks to @sonomacountyvintners, I gorged on life changing chips and salsa from @sabormexicano while perusing a farm market at #macmurrayranch… elyseestrella Social Media Manager Welcome dinner @rsvineyards #WEinSonoma #WEmedia19 @sonomacountyvintners christinakpickard Contributing Editor We did work, I promise. But then we split…

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out & about: sips and snaps around the globe

REBUILD WINE COUNTRY On August 16, nine cottages were unveiled in Santa Rosa, California. These Sonoma Wildfire Cottages were built by Habitat for Humanity of Sonoma County and funded largely by Wine Enthusiast partner Rebuild Wine Country to provide safe and affordable housing for those affected by the October 2017 fires. JAZZ À L’HOSPITALET 2019 This 16th annual festival sponsored by Gérard Bertrand took place in July at his Château l’Hospitalet estate in Narbonne, in France’s Languedoc region. Some 1,400 people attended the four-day celebration to enjoy live music and ample food and wine. TASTE OF SONOMA This annual, one-day event over Labor Day Weekend draws almost 100 winemakers and more than 35 chefs from across Sonoma County. In addition to walk-around tastings, guests attended seminars, particpiated in guided flights and enjoyed social media-friendly experiences…

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best places to buy

This issue is all about great value, but there’s more to bottle shopping than scoring a good bargain. We scoured the country for boutiques that go beyond selection and price to make wine-buying an experience. Turn the page to see what’s in stores. WHAT’S IN STORE SHOP TILL YOU POP No longer does one pop into a store for wine without learning a thing or two. Maybe that education happens through a simple tasting. Maybe it comes from elaborate tags that offer the history of the maker and the grapes. Or perhaps there’s more going on, like a monthly wine club or an outdoor space to enjoy a purchase with friends. These spots around the country do a little something extra for the wine lovers in their neighborhoods. HAWTHORNE BOTTLE SHOPPE, ST. PETERSBURG, FL This…

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recipe of the month: simple sup

Part cookbook, part travel memoir, Black Sea, by food writer Caroline Eden, explores the culinary landscape that connects Bulgaria, Romania, Ukraine, Turkey and surrounding regions. She re-created this recipe from a dinner she enjoyed with locals in Safranbolu, Turkey. Its name is derived from ancient Byzantine times. Straightforward and comforting, it’s perfect to revive you during cold weather and holiday stress. SACRED ONION SOUP Adapted from Black Sea, Caroline Eden (Quadrille Publishing, 2019) 12 small round shallots, trimmed and peeled2 cups vegetable stock2 cups whole milk3 ounces short-grain white rice, rinsed5 sprigs thymeSalt and fresh-ground black pepper, to taste1 tablespoon salted butter, melted Soak shallots in ice water to temper, about 10 minutes. Drain and set aside. In deep-sided pot, slowly bring vegetable stock to boil over high heat. Add milk, shallots, rice and thyme.…

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montreal crawl

Montreal has long been known for its heady French vibe. But with a pulsing modern art scene, new-meets-old cityscape and multitude of young professionals, the Canadian locale takes on a hip yet polished setting that’s all its own. A similar sensation permeates the city’s wine scene, which pushes beyond the classics with colorful, contemporary beverage programs based on Europe’s top natural, biodynamic and organic examples. And with the international Raw Wine fair holding its inaugural event here in 2018, Montreal has officially become a minimal-intervention wine haven. Read on for the best spots to sip. LARRYS Open all day and past midnight, this is the tiny wine bar sibling of Boucherie Lawrence butcher shop and Lawrence restaurant next door. It’s a casual neighborhood hangout, with by-the-glass offerings scrawled on chalkboards and tables squeezed…