If you’ve never picked up a copy of Wine & Spirits magazine, the current issue (that landed in my mailbox on Saturday) provides a lot of bang for six bucks. The special issue, “Rebels that rock the best in the world of wine,” has great articles about natural winemakers around the world, profiles of 10 wine revolutionaries, best new American vineyards and wineries, four escapes to wine country USA, and some best dishes in restaurants. Contributors include David Wondrich, Fiona Morrison, Alice Feiring as well as the usual great staff.
I also contributed a story on “innovations in wine retail,” which came out well on a two-page spread, complete with time line.
But if you can’t wait to get two the newsstand, you can take a sneak peak at two of the revolutionaries on the Wine & Spirits website. Paul Grieco of Terroir and Hearth in NYC (see our Q&A with Paul) interviews internet retailer phenom Gary Vaynerchuk of Wine Library. Then they turn the tables and Gary interviews Paul. No swirling or spitting in the video–and no Jets dump bucket.