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Wine Enthusiast • VOLUME 32, NUMBER 10
EDITORS' LETTER: JACKPOT! • For beverage lovers mindful of budget, today’s wine world offers a vast array of great pours.
OUT & ABOUT: SIPS AND SNAPS AROUND THE GLOBE
BEST PLACES TO BUY
RECIPE OF THE MONTH: SIMPLE SUP • Make this soup to keep calm and simmer on.
MONTREAL CRAWL • Get an unfiltered taste of the city’s booming natural wine scene.
FLIGHT SCHOOL: GAMAY ALL DAY • Get to know this grape in its French home and beyond.
DESTINATION: SAN DIEGO • Wine lists and estate producers are blossoming in this beer city.
PAIROLOGY: ALMOND JOY • A range of great wines can elevate your snack time.
DRINK LIKE A CHAMP • Considering buying one of those commemorative sports wines? Here’s what’s in the bottle.
COCKTAIL OF THE MONTH: GINGER SNAPS BACK • A classic pisco cocktail gets a spicy, funky, fizzy makeover from kombucha.
Q&A: THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT
MEET MOLDOVA • With a longstanding winemaking tradition and ample vineyard acreage, this country is ready for the spotlight.
SIP ’EM IF YOU GOT ’EM • The season is right to explore the world of smoky beers.
VIEWPOINT: BLIND VALUE • For fairness, accuracy and integrity, blind tasting is the only way to go.
20TH ANNIVERSARY WINE ENTHUSIAST WINE STAR AWARDS
TOP 100 BEST BUYS OF 2019 • Delicious wines for $15 or less.
MIND THE PETALUMA GAP • Home to renowned vineyards and world-class wines, Sonoma’s newest appellation deserves your full attention.
CRÈME DE LA CRÉMANT • Make every occasion sparkle with the affordable range of France’s traditional-method Crémants.
WORTHWHILE WINE TRAVEL • Get the most bang for your buck from these four high-value wine regions.
MARTINBOROUGH’S PINOT PLEASURES • Meet the passionate producers who quietly transformed the tucked-away town of Martinborough, New Zealand, into a Pinot Noir epicenter.
LOCAL FLAVOR • Distillers team up with wineries, coffee roasters and more for bottles with regional flair.
SKIN-CONTACT THANKSGIVING • Shake up the year’s most predictable meal with these unexpected pairings.
PUGLIA • The many faces of Primitivo
The Wine Enthusiast Buying Guide
PORTUGAL • RED WINES
SPAIN • RED WINES
ALSACE • GRAND CRU
SOUTHWEST FRANCE • WHITE WINES
VIN DE FRANCE
SPIRITS • Flavored vodkas skew savory
BEER • IPAs—can’t stop, won’t stop
LAST DROP: TERROIR FROM AFAR • When Alissa Bica’s wine-tasting trip didn’t go as planned, she brought a far-off bottle back home.