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Wine Enthusiast • VOLUME 35, NUMBER 6
A New Era • Building a future that we can all toast to.
Out and About: Sips and Snaps Around the Globe
The Electric Kool-Aid Cannabis Test • In which a Wine Enthusiast reviewer tastes weed-infused alternative beverages
Stoned Fruit • A cannacurious exploration of an emerging, rapidly expanding, category.
Pairology: Root Down
Q&A: Avant-Garde and Eco-Friendly • Winemaker Cristián Vallejo on combining modernism with traditional, holistic viticulture at VIK Winery.
Cocktail of Month: Candy Corn Grows Up • This sippable riff on the classic confection is serious fun.
Scary Good • These cocktails put the boo in booze.
Recipe of the Month: Sweet and Sticky • A Halloween classic gets a grown-up twist with a red wine-infused caramel sauce.
County Music and Sonoma Wine • Music group The Chicks collaborate with Sonoma’s Gundlach Bundschu to launch a new label.
Full Circle • Vinyl has spun in and out of fashion, but the current trend toward analog and tactile experiences has brought a historic style of bar centered on the black circles back in vogue. Does this portend a future LimeWire or Napster bar? Probably not, if Lars Ulrich has any say.
Gamay a-Go-Go • Beaujolais’ baby takes a trek around the world
Viewpoint: From Wine Tasting to Weed Tasting • Why THC-infused beverages deserve a serious and proper place in our fridges.
Wine Enthusiast's Future 40 List • Emerging Tastemakers and Innovators
Seaworthy Spirits • Sugar cane spirits from around the globe can take vastly different forms. Spoiler alert: It’s not all rum.
Way Out West • What some have long called the “true” Sonoma Coast finally gets its due.
Rib Rapture • Don’t relegate ribs to summer barbecues. These recipes are made for leisurely cold-weather cooking—paired with soul-warming wines or whiskey to match.
Is There Such a Thing as Saké Terroir? • It’s complicated.
Buying Guide October 2022
Bordeaux • Excellent 2019 vintage is approachable and age-worthy
The Wine Enthusiast Buying Guide
Spirits • Young cognac deserves some love, too
Beer • Don’t be afraid of the dark lager revival
Last Drop: Stuck in the Middle • How screenwriter and former vintner Tod Brilliant got Jimmy Kimmel to stop talking.