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Wine Enthusiast Masthead • VOLUME 35, NUMBER 9
Letter From the Publisher: The Only Constant • How a year in transition offers opportunities to reframe the future.
Sips and Snaps Around the Globe
Soundbites: From the Wine Enthusiast Podcast
Going Native • Wild yeast fermentations are increasingly popular, but this may be taking the idea about as far as it can go.
What's in a Fiasco? • The case for restoring a Tuscan tradition to its proper place from Dario Cecchini, the world’s most hospitable butcher.
Good as Gold • Only in perfect conditions can producers craft the lusciously sweet Tokaji Eszencia.
Pairology: What's Good for the Goose
Alpine Ascent • Chez Vrony, a rustic farmhouse-turned-ski-in-ski-out restaurant, is serving up more than fondue and Matterhorn views.
Recipe of the Month: Winter Whites • Crispy cauliflower shines in this salad bringing the cold-weather garden to the table.
Cocktail of the Month: Beet It • Get the the new year off to a bright start with this Day-Glo take on the caipirinha.
Vintage Vantage: Going Pop • Andy Warhol popped the cork on a bottle of bubbles to celebrate the New Year in style at Cafe Roma in New York City on December 31, 1986.
Beer Meets Breakfast • From stouts to lagers, beers brewed with maple syrup offer complex, palate-pleasing pints.
Clean Wine Conundrum • Consumers are right to question this misleading wine-marketing term.
Viewpoint: By Another Name • Let’s shelve the word mocktail.
The Enthusiast 100 of 2022 • New discoveries highlight the most exciting wines reviewed this year.
Best Bubbles Only, Please • From storied maisons to independent growers, Champagne is a mosaic of the classics and hidden gems.
Top 100 Spirits of 2022 • From Colorado-based bourbons to cross-cultural vermouths, this year has been filled with spirited surprises.
The Weird, Wild and Wonderful World of American Brandy • Freshly foraged Douglas fir buds, loquats, watermelons, durian and smoked ham are all fair game.
Top 50 Beers of 2022 • Hazy, smoky, fruity and classic—this year’s top beers represent the plethora of styles the industry has to offer.
So Cool It’s Hot • Success came swiftly to Sta. Rita Hills, but what may the future hold for this cool-climate region of Santa Barbara County?
Australia Looks Inland • It’s time to rethink Riverland’s bulk wine model.
Playing With Fire • Argentina’s iconic asado—wood-grilled beef—is the perfect showcase for its varied wines.
Wine Enthusiast Wine Star Awards
Jeff O’Neill Person of the Year • Can a wine company compete in both quantity and quality while also leading the charge for the environment and equality? Jeff O’Neill believes so.
William Foley: Lifetime Achievement Wine Star Award • With a long history of bringing consumers the best wine for the price (among his many endeavors), the vintner is always moving forward.
Randy Ullom: American Wine Legend Wine Star Award • The most popular Chardonnay in America didn’t happen by accident.
Nicole Hitchcock: Winemaker of the Year • The Sonoma winemaker brings together passions for food and wine and invites everyone to the table.
Nicholas Miller: Wine Executive of the Year • Building a brand...