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Wine Enthusiast • VOLUME 32, NUMBER 11
EDITORS' LETTER: KNOW WHEN TO HOLD ’EM • Ageable wines span every price point, region and style in today’s exciting winesphere.
TOP READS ON WINEMAG.COM
OUT & ABOUT: SIPS AND SNAPS AROUND THE GLOBE
WINE ENTHUSIAST'S OFFICIAL HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE • For a season full of wining, dining, sipping and celebrating, we present 31 days’ worth of gifts sure to please any beverage fanatic.
RECIPE OF THE MONTH: WANNA PAVLOVA • Try this dessert recipe to get maximum impact for minimal effort.
FROM GRIDIRON TO GRAPES • Football star Charles Woodson talks about his new Intercept Wines, an affordable range from California’s Central Coast.
PAIROLOGY: FENN DIAGRAM
SOAK IT IN • Unwind from your wine travel with a luxury spa treatment.
DESTINATION: ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA • Wine is everywhere you look in and around this regional capitol.
COCKTAIL OF THE MONTH: CLINK PINK • Everything’s rosy with this French 75 variation.
OLD SAKÉ IS NEW AGAIN • An aged style has made a comeback, beloved for its food-friendliness.
VIEWPOINT: POP THAT BAROLO • You no longer need to wait a lifetime to enjoy Italy’s iconic ageworthy wine.
TOP 1OO CELLAR SELECTIONS OF 2019 • These ageworthy beauties are built for a lifetime of memories.
COLLECTIBLE CALIFORNIA • These are the 10 Golden State wines that investors and collectors value most.
ITALY’S MAGNIFICENT METODO CLASSICOS • Explore the country’s wide array of traditional-method sparklers made from classic varieties or unique indigenous grapes.
REDS OF THE NORTHERN RHÔNE • For the region’s best red wines, seek out the unparalleled Syrahs of Cornas, Côte-Rôtie and Hermitage.
OREGON AGES GRACEFULLY • Meet the cult producers whose wines are collectible, cellar-worthy and still available.
THE COGNAC COAST • Experience a unique sense of place with these brandy bottlings crafted in the famed region’s oceanside locales.
MEDITERRANEAN DIET • The cuisines and wines of Sardinia, Corsica and Mallorca reflect distinct and delicious island terroirs.
BAROLO • The 2015 vintage
The Wine Enthusiast Buying Guide
SPIRITS • VSOP Cognac
BEER • Double your pleasure with Imperial IPAs
LAST DROP: A TALE OF TWO WINES • Marshall Tilden reflects on the value of time when it comes to perfect versus great.