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IN THIS ISSUE: LIVING LA VITA DI VINO • Italy has perfected the art of wine as an everyday pleasure.
WINEMAG.COM: UNIONS, LABOR RIGHTS AND THE FUTURE OF WINERY WORKERS
CHICKEN ALLA CUCINA • A major influence on winemaking the world over, Italy’s enduring and evolving vinous culture is a central focus of this issue. But the country’s dining traditions have no doubt been just as impactful. Ahead, learn more about three Italian dishes that feature easy-to-find and easy-to-love cuts of chicken, and have become fixtures of the American culinary canon. >>
CALLING FOR CALVADOS • An apple brandy produced exclusively in France’s Normandy region, Calvados is a historical spirit that keeps showing up on today’s drink menus. Here’s what you need to know.
FLIGHT SCHOOL: CENTRAL COAST CHAMPIONS PETITE SIRAH • Get a taste of how the California region has achieved greatness with the grape.
COCKTAIL OF THE MONTH: PORT RELATIONS • Try this potent take on the Negroni named for one of cinema’s most memorable cousins.
Q&A: SAM NEILL'S BIG PICTURE PINOT • Actor Sam Neill shares his perspectives on natural wine, pandemic life and what comes next.
MORE THAN AMPHORAE • Increasingly adapted by modern-day wine producers, the age-old practice of vinification using clay containers is becoming more recognized by today’s beverage lovers. Yet, “amphora” remains misused as a blanket term to refer to any clay vessel used to ferment and age wine. Read on for a quick history lesson, then explore a few other jars worth knowing.
OFF THE DOCK • Lazy mornings, afternoon swims and days capped with a glass of local wine enjoyed by the firepit—these are the simple pleasures of a lakeside escape. Here, discover five American lakes that offer outdoor activities aplenty and thriving wine scenes set against sweeping scenery.
RECIPE OF THE MONTH: SUPRA FOOD • These flavor-packed peppers offer a taste of Georgian culture.
ON YOUR OWN TERMS • It’s time to rethink how we analyze and discuss wine.
PAIROLOGY: THINK FIG
OLD ROME DAYS • Learn how ancient Romans shaped the way we drink now.
VIEWPOINT: YOU WIN SOME, YOU LOSE SOMM • A year and a half of home dining has brought about a whole new perspective on pairing.
ETNA’S NORTHERN STARS • The last 20 years have seen an eruption of quality wines from the Sicilian volcano.
THE LIGHTER SIDE OF PIEDMONT • Native white wine grapes have a long, delicious history in this Italian region famous for its reds.
VULTURE RISING • These Southern Italian wineries are bringing new life to the ancient area.
50 WINE RESTAURANTS WE LOVE 2021 • Let’s celebrate those who took care of staff and customers in the face of unprecedented hard times.
GAME-CHANGING CABERNET SAUVIGNONS • One of the most popular and widely planted grapes continues to surprise and delight.
THE FUTURE OF WINE TOURISM • Around the world, travel professionals have had to rethink how they do business. What will that mean going forward?
OREGON’S WINE ON THE FARM • Get to know the producers who are growing beyond the vineyard.
THE CHANGING STYLE OF ISRAELI WINE • Producers in this ancient region look to the past and future to create thoroughly modern wines.
SAKÉ IN THE USA • From San Francisco to Nashville, America’s...