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IN THIS ISSUE: WIDENING THE WORLD OF WINE • The intersection of culture and wine is a natural pairing.
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VIN IN VIVID COLOR • In this issue, we explore some of the century’s key intersections of wine and culture. But let’s not forget, making wine is an art unto itself, and increasingly, that creative process extends to the bottle. Turn the page for a gallery tour of selections that bear equally compelling labels produced with the help of visual artists.
CROATIA’S LIGHT SIDE • Croatia is recognized by wine lovers for its mouthwatering white wines. Wildly popular both at home and in northern Europe, the country’s aromatic bottlings have finally begun to sprout up on America’s wine lists and at bottle shop shelves. Here are three grapes to keep an eye out for.
GULP FICTION • These books are the perfect complement to your binge-watching habit.
Q&A: REAL LOVE • Queen of Hip-Hop Soul Mary J. Blige talks about making wine from the heart.
COCKTAIL OF THE MONTH: STRAWBERRY YIELDS FOREVER • Update your approach to the notoriously sweet, frozen red drink.
RECIPE OF THE MONTH: DIVINE PROPORTIONS • Celebrate spring with this fresh, super herby dressing.
GRAPE ON THE GO: NEBBIOLO’S NEW TERRITORY • This Italian red grape is gaining interest around the globe.
RADICAL SUSTAINABILITY • In wine, sustainability has three parts: environmental protection, economic viability and social impact. That last part is often overlooked, but it can go hand in hand with a commercial edge. By incorporating social impact into their initiatives, these three producers show the way to do well while doing good.
PAIROLOGY: BREAD-WINNING WINES • Believe it or not, sourdough bread did exist before it became one of the biggest quarantine trends of 2020. In fact, there are ancient texts that wax poetic about sourdough starters, the mix of flour and water that develops live cultures and, as the name implies, serves as the bread’s starting point. Within each starter, a swarm of yeast and bacteria creates acids that give sourdough its characteristic flavor. The complex taste is difficult to achieve with commercial yeast or chemical leaveners, and pairing it with the right wine can help you appreciate it even more.
VIEWPOINT: SOCIAL ENGAGEMENT • Influencers inspire strong reactions from the wine community. But what’s the harm in being ‘liked’?
THE 21ST CENTURY'S TOP MOMENTS IN WINE & CULTURE • From art and architecture to TV and film, the world of culture is embracing wine. We take a look at some of the pivotal moments that solidified this crossover and introduced new audiences to the power of the pour.
THE NEW WINES OF OLD CORSICA • This Mediterranean island has a distinct personality and a host of native grapes that express it.
THE WINDING PATH OF WINE CURES • Before “clean” bottlings, there were millennia of health uses for wine. We take a look back at what they were and how they came to be.
TIME IN A BOTTLE • These four historic Greek varieties have withstood the ages.
COOL AUSTRALIA • Far-off Tasmania’s chilly maritime climes are only part of its story. Dive into the past, present and future of this captivating region.
JAPANESE WHISKY’S NEW WAVE • Years after a quick rise to popularity made these...