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Wine Enthusiast Masthead • VOLUME 36, NUMBER 5
Letter from the Publisher: Much Ado About Nothing • American anxiety around Italy’s flair for effortlessness keeps us coming back for seconds.
Out & About: Sips and Snaps Around the Globe • SIPS AND SNAPS AROUND THE GLOBE
Everybody Loves a Pizza Party! • Triangulating the perfect pairings for every slice.
Cocktail of the Month: True Blue • This technicolor take on a Negroni gets its inspiration from Rome.
Explosive Nature • A hike up Mt. Etna offers challenging terrain, breath-taking views, geological wonders and a recovery glass of wine.
Recipe of the Month: Round & Round • This recipe makes use of what otherwise might be wasted to dish up a fresh seaside snack.
Tickled Pink • Rosé vermouth is coming to your cocktails.
Vintage Vantage: All Aboard
Grape on the Go: Tocai Friulano • Playing the name game with one of Italy’s great whites.
Pairology: Across the Uni-Verse
Shaking Up Suburbia • Craft cocktails come to strip malls and office parks.
Grapes Meet Grain • If you thought there was nothing new under the Tuscan sun when it comes to beer, read on.
Rosé Veronese • More than a casual summer sipper, Chiaretto is an expression of terroir and tradition.
Such Great Heights • Growers of Colorado’s Grand Valley AVA embrace their challenging terroir.
Cin-Cin • You might know you can flip to page 103 to see a few hundred of the thousands of wines we rated for this issue, many of them from Italy. On this page and the following are some we liked the best. You can find full reviews and thousands of more wines rated and reviewed on our website.
Exchange Rate • Chefs from Tour d’Argent in Paris and The French Laundry in Napa Valley share a kitchen and some thoughts on the evolution of French cuisine.
Viewpoint: The Amarone Apologist • We might all do well to embrace this wine’s charms—even those who think they know better.
Wine Enthusiast Forward 50 Restaurants 2023 • Where we most want to eat and drink right now.
Lambrusco Rediscovered (Again) • Italy’s red sparkler moves from cheap and cheerful to complex and interesting.
A Mountain of Difference • What a growing group of non-Italian female winemakers from around the globe have learned living and working in Italy.
Gibellina Resurrected • A devastating earthquake destroyed a small Sicilian town—wine and art helped rebuild it.
Uphill Battle • In Europe’s highest vineyards, a little-known grape quietly survived centuries of harsh alpine conditions and the phylloxera blight of the 1890s but has proven far less suited for clinging to the past than thriving in the hands of a next-gen winemaker.
Italy's Essential Liqueurs • How to serve, sip, mix and linger over iconic aperitivo and digestivo.
Wine Enthusiast Buying Guide August/September 2023
Italian Renaissance • Individuality and youth drive stellar new wines to buy.
The Wine Enthusiast Buying Guide
Amaro • How (bitter)sweet it is.