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WINE ENTHUSIAST • VOLUME 34, NUMBER 6
IN THIS ISSUE: A TOAST TO THE FUTURE • We honor the voices changing the alcohol beverage industry for the better.
WINEMAG.COM: CAN VALUE-DRIVEN MILLENNIALS SAVE CLASSIC WINES?
LIFE BEFORE WINE • In this issue, we introduce the next generation of America’s tastemakers. Their fresh perspectives help them to navigate and reshape the industry, but experience gained in other fields can be just as helpful. Turn the page to hear from wine pros whose insights from previous careers benefit their current roles.
NORTHERN SPAIN LIGHTENS UP • Just a small part of the region’s total wine production, white Rioja touts big appeal.
GRAPE ON THE GO: COUNOISE CATCHES ON • Noted for its work in French blends, the peppery red grape is used increasingly around the world.
MAD FOR MARSALA • Discover the Italian wine beyond its widely popular use as pan sauce.
CONSIDERING CARBON DIOXIDE • Here’s an introduction to the important process of degassing wine.
RECIPE OF THE MONTH: CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PORK • White wine from the Rhône Valley is a lush partner for this simple fall dish.
Q&A: THE BOY WHO CRIED TERROIR • Randall Grahm’s quest for ‘wines of place’ creates a new frontier for California grape growing.
BEER TODAY, BETTER TOMORROW • More and more restaurants see a benefit to cellaring brews.
PAIROLOGY: WHAT PERSIMMONS WANT
COCKTAIL OF THE MONTH: DYNAMIC DRINKING • Here’s a fresh way to use a range of spirits.
THE BAJA BRIEF • Get to know the original California wine country: The first wine grapes were planted in Baja California, in present-day Mexico, in 1683. They didn’t reach what’s now the state of California (then known as Alta California) until 1769, when Father Junípero Serra, a Spanish priest, founded Mission San Diego.
VIEWPOINT: GO FRANC YOURSELF • With delicious expressions from around the wine world, this grape deserves more attention.
WINE ENTHUSIAST 40 UNDER 40 • Meet the tastemakers shaping the future of wine, beer, cider and spirits.
ELEVATED IN THE SOUTHERN RHÔNE • In pursuit of distinctly cooler microclimates, winegrowers in this French region embrace new heights.
SPAIN'S VINTAGE TO CHERISH • Across Spain, 2016 produced stellar wines in a range of styles and prices.
GOING ROGUE • This southern Oregon valley is roguish in name and in spirit, as it breaks away from the state’s Pinot Noir predilection.
HARVESTING HOPS • An American agriculture industry grows apace with craft beer.
BETTER DRINKING THROUGH SCIENCE • From molecular engineering to advanced algorithms, technology makes its way into the distillery.
CORN MEAL • A just-picked ear of corn is one of the great culinary jewels of the plant world. Here’s how to make it the centerpiece of your next meal, with wines recommended to bring out its sweet and savory sides.
WASHINGTON • Get to know Syrah
The Wine Enthusiast Buying Guide
SPIRITS • The new wave of New Western-style Gins
BEER • American-style Pale Ales
LAST DROP: A LESSON IN WORKING • Her years as a sommelier instilled Hannah Selinger...