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CON T RI B U T OR S

Wine&S
& pirits
Longtime wine columnist for El Mercurio in Santiago, Chile, Patricio
Tapia publishes Descorchados, an annual guide and website dedicated to South American wine. When he's not traveling to research
entries for his book, he's often in Spain. This issue finds him in the
coastal hills of Penedès, tracking new developments with ancient
local vines (p. 32).

a x wineandspirits
August 2019 Vol. 38, No.4
PUBLISHER AND EDITOR

Joshua Greene

EXECUTIVE EDITOR

Tara Q. Thomas
REGIONAL WINE EDITORS

Stephanie Johnson
Patrick J. Comiskey * Patricio Tapia
DIGITAL EDITOR

Julie H. Case
ASSOCIATE EDITORS

Rachel DelRocco Terrazas developed an affinity for Mexican
drinks when she worked as a bartender-an interest that only
deepened when she lived in Oaxaca City. While she covers spirits
for W&S-mezcal was her first love-she's been following the country's burgeoning wine scene as well, reporting in this issue on a
new crop of wines from Baja California (p. 6).

Rachel DelRocco Terrazas
Karen Moneymaker
TASTING COORDINATORS

Lee Fleming * Sydney Love * Erik Siering
Heidi Singer * Corey Warren
SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT

David Darlington
ART DIRECTOR

Nick Mrozowski
PRODUCTION DIRECTOR

Vivian Ho

Tara Q. Thomas has had a fridge full of Greek wines since the mid1990s, after she returned from a stint cooking in a restaurant in Athens. She's been particularly keen on the wines of Santorini, where
she spent a week this past May exploring the dynamics of winemaking on a tourist-saturated island (p. 26); back in our New York office,
she also tasted through 299 Greek wines to find 66 excellent options
for your fridge.

CONTRIBUTING WRITERS

John Anderson * Elaine Chukan Brown * Tyler Colman
Jordan Mackay * Fiona Morrison, MW
David Schildknecht * Erik Tennyson
REGIONAL CORRESPONDENTS

Ben Canaider (Australia)
Bill Ward (Midwest) * Alan Tardi (Italy)
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MARKETING MANAGER

Louise Nightingale

Cover artist Claire Benoist was born in Northern California and
raised by scientists in the Alsace region of France. She came to the
East Coast at 16 and to New York at 22. While her accent is mostly
gone, her upbringing left her with a sense of wanderlust, a taste
for wine and a scientific precision to her work, which emphasizes
detailed lighting, texture, composition and vivid color. When she's
not shooting at her NYC studio, she can be found taking on all
comers at her foosball table.

Born in France, raised in Hong Kong, and now based in LA, Berangere Altier is a photographer specializing in food and drink, sports
and fine arts, all of which featured in our most recent event, WSLA, a
marathon tasting we held in celebration of our 30th Annual Restaurant Poll (April 2019). Her snapshots of the action are on page 12.

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Patrick J. Comiskey is a Senior Correspondent for Wine & Spirits,
where he serves as chief critic for the wines of California's Central
Coast, as well as US wines outside the Golden State. A former sommelier, he's long had a special interest in sparkling wines. In this
issue, he tracks the rise of site-expressive sparklers from the cooler
climes of California and Oregon (p. 18).

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