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happenings BY LARA DOUGLASS AUGUST 2-5/CO Steamboat Wine Festival Steamboat Info: 11-12/NY Finger Lakes Riesling Festival Lakeshore Drive & Pier, Canandaigua Info: 12-13/TX TexSom Conference Four Seasons Resort, Irving Info: 214-886-1665, 16–18/WA Auction of Washington Wines Woodinville 11-12/NY Putnam County Int’l. Wine & Food Festival Carmel Info: Wine&Spirits August 2012 Vol. 31, No. 4 PUBLISHER AND EDITOR JOSHUA GREENE SENIOR EDITOR TARA Q. THOMAS A S S O C I AT E E D I T O R S CARSON DEMMOND • LUKE SYKORA A S S I S TA N T E D I T O R LARA DOUGLASS SENIOR CORRESPONDENTS PATRICK J. COMISKEY • PATRICIO TAPIA SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT DAVID DARLINGTON ART DIRECTOR ELENA BESSARABOVA-LEONE A S S O C I AT E A RT D I R E C T O R MIKE RUSH GRAPHIC DESIGNER DAVID NUÑEZ CONTRIBUTING WRITERS 31–September 2/CA Sonoma County Wine Country Weekend Info: 800-939-7666, This weekend is packed with winery lunches, dinner parties and barbecues, not to mention the Sonoma Valley Harvest Wine Auction. The grand finale: a live auction where local winemakers will present their personalized lots. MAX ALLEN • JOHN ANDERSON • LOU BUSTAMANTE TYLER COLMAN • ANTHONY GIGLIO • JORDAN MACKAY FIONA MORRISON MW • DAVID SCHILDKNECHT BILL ST. JOHN • VICTOR DE LA SERNA REGIONAL CORRESPONDENTS BILL ADDISON (ATLANTA) • BEN CANAIDER (AUSTRALIA) VICTORIA PESCE ELLIOT (MIAMI) • JONATHAN KAUFFMAN (SAN FRANCISCO) • DARA MOSKOWITZ GRUMDAHL (MIDWEST) DAVID TAMARKIN (CHICAGO) • ALAN TARDI (ITALY) CONTRIBUTING ARTISTS/PHOTOGRAPHERS BARTOMEU AMENGUAL • NICHOLAS BASILION • MARK BREWER MARVIN COLLINS • MATTHEW FARRUGGIO • ERIC WOLFINGER C I RC U L AT I O N & M A R K E T I N G C I RC U L AT I O N D I R E C T O R W. CHARLES SQUIRES EVENT & MARKETING MANAGER CORD MEDINA W E B S I T E C O O R D I N AT O R SEPTEMBER 13-16/CO Colorado Mountain Winefest Palisade Info: JANUSZ SIKORA DISTRIBUTION CURTIS CIRCULATION COMPANY Subscriptions: 888-695-4660 $29.95 per year; Canada, add $10; Overseas airmail, add $30 (US funds). Send subscription inquiries and changes of address (old and new) to the editorial office. ADVERTISING A S S O C I AT E P U B L I S H E R 21-23/RI Newport Mansions Wine & Food Festival Newport Info: 401-847-1000, Events at various Newport mansions this weekend include a two-day tasting of wine from over 100 wineries, a wine gala at the Rosecliff, seminars, auctions and cooking demonstrations starring Emeril Lagasse and Jacques and Claudine Pépin. 26-30/NM Santa Fe Wine & Chile Fiesta Santa Fe Info: 505-438-8060, Just in time for the Hatch chile season, chefs from over 75 Santa Fe restaurants highlight chiles with dishes coupled with wines from over 90 wineries. This year’s Fiesta features a Gruet Golf Classic, and Ridge will be awarded Honorary Winery of the Year. LEO H. LOHRMAN East Coast Office 203-381-9331; Fax 203-386-8472 ACCOUNT MANAGER (WEST COAST) SAMANTHA GROSETH 212-695-4660 x31; Fax 212-695-2920 WINE & SPIRITS MAGAZINE, INC. PRESIDENT JOSHUA GREENE VICE PRESIDENT MARCY T. CRIMMINS DIRECTOR OF FINANCE ROY SCHNEIDER, JR. 27-30/CA SAVOR the Central Coast Santa Margarita Ranch Info: Editorial and Business Office Wine & Spirits, 2 W. 32nd St., Suite 601, New York, NY 10001, 212-695-4660. Unsolicited manuscripts and photography should be accompanied by a stamped, self-addressed return envelope. Email: Wine & Spirits Magazine is published eight times a year by Wine & Spirits Magazine, Inc. 2 West 32nd St., Suite 601, New York, NY 10001 Contents © Copyright 2012 by Wine & Spirits Magazine, Inc. No portion of this magazine may be reproduced without written consent of the publisher. Printed in the USA

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Wine & Spirits - August 2012

Wine & Spirits - August 2012
Editor’s Note
Fined & Filtered: Lou Bustamante on cocktails aged in cask and bottle
Spirits: Tonic + Gin Reviewed by Lou Bustamante
North American Riesling
Tapas in the Capital of Cava
Prosecco + Prosciutto
Cirò & La Cucina Calabrese
Summer on the Road in Sonoma
Extreme Values
Tastings Overview
Summer Sparklers
US Riesling
Rías Baixas/Vinho Verde
Greek Wines
Northeast Italian Wines
American New Releases
Imported New Releases
Joshua Greene on moscato’s sweet disruptions

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