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EDITORS' LETTER: GO FOR THE GOLD • Versatile and ever-evolving, Chardonnay makes for a supreme pour.
WINEMAG.COM THINK YOU KNOW EVERYTHING ABOUT CHARDONNAY? • It may be the most popular white wine in the world, but we’re willing to bet there’s a lot about the beloved grape that will still surprise you. If you’re ready to take your knowledge from beginner to expert, read on to discover how to learn more.
OUT & ABOUT: THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY WINE STAR AWARDS • The industry’s luminaries come together in San Francisco.
SPRING INTO CHARDONNAY
GEORGIA NATIVES • Here are 13 of the country’s indigenous grape varieties to help grow your vinous knowledge.
COCKTAIL OF THE MONTH: SHERRIED TREASURE • The fortified wine makes for a dazzling Daiquiri.
DESTINATION: VERONA • This ancient Italian city boasts fantastic wine, cuisine and culture.
PAIROLOGY: ’RONI TALES
ALTERED EFFECTS • Learn how non-alcoholic wine can bring the buzz (hint: it’s weed).
Q&A: HOW TO BOTTLE PROSPERITY • The multitalented and ever-moving Rita Ora hits pause to talk making Tequila and toasting life’s possibilities.
FLIGHT SCHOOL: MASTERING MONTEPULCIANO • Discover the range of the most prolific red wine from Italy’s Abruzzo region.
RECIPE OF THE MONTH: NOT JUST SPRING CHICKEN • This classic coq au vin recipe is evergreen.
STAY WEIRD • Did you ever wish your wine-tasting adventure could last all day and then into the night? Easy peasy, just book your overnight accommodations in the nearest tree, grain silo or helicopter. From a swanky Airstream trailer to a renovated boathouse, the following quirky lodging options show there’s more to wine country travel than ultralux resorts.
VIEWPOINT: BEYOND BORDEAUX BASHING • It’s time to stop the back talk and relish the region’s variety and sheer drinking pleasure.
HOORAY FOR CHARDONNAY • Your cheat sheet to the best this beloved grape has to offer.
PROSECCO SUPERIORE • Everything you need to know about the region’s premiere appellation.
SAKÉ’S NEW GENERATION • These five brewers are breathing new life into Japan’s traditional beverage.
SECRET TREASURES OF SOUTHWEST FRANCE • The region’s indigenous vines offer a taste of history and sense of place.
ON THE TENNESSEE WHISKEY TRAIL • Kentucky’s southern neighbor has its own style when it comes to booze and tunes.
FRESH & FAMILIAR • Three chefs give us their interpretations of Middle Eastern dishes, plus local wines and international bottles to complement them.
GERMANY • 2017 and 2018: two distinct vintages of quality
The Wine Enthusiast Buying Guide
SPIRITS • Anise spirits: absinthes, anisettes, sambucas and more
BEER • Ales from the wild
LAST DROP: GRAPE VINES AND FAMILY TREES • For writer Shelby Vittek, wine and genealogy came together on a trip to Austria.