Global Sparkling Wine
Sparkling wine has joined rosé as the wine world's hottest commodity. It's fascinating to watch a new wine emerge or an older wine category evolve to succeed in a changing culture. In this issue, we highlight these two versatile wine types.
Sparklers Steam Ahead
A New Way Forward
South Africa Alphabetical Listing
Rosé at the Table
Brandade-Stuffed Piquillo Peppers
Roasted Heirloom Beets and Burrata with Winter Citrus and Toasted Pumpernickel
Fillets de Rouget à la Tapenade
The Reach of Rosé
Battle Over Napa's Iconic Vineyard
Flooding Hits Sonoma Wineries
Wine Bots: Resistance Is Futile
In Memoriam: John Shafer; Gianfranco Soldera
Wine and Goodwill Raise Millions for Charity
Lone Star Road Trip
A Master of French Export
Building Bridges in Trentino
California Grab Bag, Winners from Washington, Picnic-Perfect Whites
Wine's Newest One-Two Punch
A Singular Vintage
Lamb Chops with St.-Joseph
South Africa: A free chart offers an alphabetical list of all South African wines reviewed for the tasting report in this issue.
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