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happenings BY LARA DOUGLASS AUGUST 2-5/CO Steamboat Wine Festival Steamboat Info: steamboatwinefestival.com 11-12/NY Finger Lakes Riesling Festival Lakeshore Drive & Pier, Canandaigua Info: rieslingfestival.com 12-13/TX TexSom Conference Four Seasons Resort, Irving Info: 214-886-1665, texsom.com 16–18/WA Auction of Washington Wines Woodinville auctionofwashingtonwines.org 11-12/NY Putnam County Int’l. Wine & Food Festival Carmel Info: putnamcountywinefest.com 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, sonomawinecountryweekend.com 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: coloradowinefest.com 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, newportmansions.org 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, santafewineandchile.org 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: savorcentralcoast.com 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: info@wineandspiritsmagazine.com 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 http://www.steamboatwinefestival.com http://www.rieslingfestival.com http://www.texsom.com http://www.sonomawinecountryweekend.com http://www.auctionofwashingtonwines.org http://www.putnamcountywinefest.com http://www.coloradowinefest.com http://www.santafewineandchile.org http://www.newportmansions.org http://www.savorcentralcoast.com

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

Wine & Spirits - August 2012
Editor’s Note
Happenings
Contents
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
Malagousia
Cirò & La Cucina Calabrese
Summer on the Road in Sonoma
Extreme Values
Tastings Overview
Summer Sparklers
Rosé
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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