Sip of Fall
A trend that was once ridiculed for its sometimes eccentric methods,
biodynamic farming has begun to gain popularity and respect in
the United States. Several wineries in California say that biodynamic
farming is not only ecologically friendly, but also improves wine
PETITE SIRAH BLIND TASTING
Although Petite Sirah has its roots in France, it has since been
banished there, with the exception of a few older vineyards. Thousands
of miles away, California vintners have embraced this special
grape, now considered an "American Heritage Varietal."
To find out the buzz behind this increasingly popular wine, we
blind tasted ten California Petite Sirahs to see how they measured
10 WINE BARS
at its Best
These increasingly popular bars and tasting rooms offer wine lovers
a classy way to spend Happy Hour. Find out the best wine bars
10 WINE LISTS
Nation's Finest Selections
A good wine cellar is often the indication of a high-quality restaurant.
Find out where the nation's best and most comprehensive wine lists
can be found.
NEXT AT HENNESSY
Leading Cognac Distiller Prepares for the Future
by Jack Bourbon
The House of Hennessy has been through seven generations of Cognac
producing, which encompasses some of the world's best: the Paradis,
the Richard and the newly released Ellipse. The only question
that remains is, what's next for this famous brand?
DINNERS & TASTINGS
Looking for something to fill your fall nights and weekends?
Here are the top winemaker
dinners and wine tastings in the country. Find local
events in your area, from wine classes for the newbie wine drinker
to expert tastings for the seasoned oenophile. There's something
for everyone when it comes to wine!
EVENTS AT A GLANCE...
It's harvesting season! Celebrate autumn at any number of national
wine festivals. Sample wines at the Paso Robles Harvest
Wine Tour, judge avocados at the annual Hass Harvest, satisfy
your sweet tooth at Manhattan's Chocolate Show, or simply enjoy
it all at San Antonio's New World Wine and Food Festival.
Wine Server Crystal
No more danger of spilling or dripping on your
pristine white tablecloths. Pour like a sommelier with these
easy-to-use wine servers, which combine simplicity and elegance
to assure a perfect no-drip pour every time.
SPIRITS & LIQUORS:
Grouse Blended Malt Whisky
Known as the "number one-selling Scotch Whisky
in Scotland," the Famous Grouse has released two new
blended whiskies in honor of Scotland's hunting holiday, Glorious
Richard Juhlin brings his knowledge and his palate to this
comprehensive guide on France's famous beverage. Although
the guide provides everything from history to methodology,
the book's main feature is a tasting guide on—you guessed
AND WINE SHOPS:
Looking to fill your wine cabinet? Find out what's new and
popular for fall.
Browse, buy and sample the world's best wines at these fine
Get the latest scoop on the wine scene.
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Our favorite whites, reds and sparkling wines.
Expand your knowledge of wine terms, food pairings, varietals,
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Quarterly Issue: Winter 2005 - Coming in December