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After you’ve run one of the country’s greatest wine programs, what’s next? Consulting, importing, writing—many wine directors leave service behind. Not Ryan Stetins and Matt Stamp. They’ve devoted their next steps emphatically to the restaurant floor. At Compline, launched in September 2017, the partners are creating a unique footprint for wine service in California’s Napa Valley. With a list that straddles the divide between new thrills and stellar classics and between far-...
Discover California’s wildest, most earth-friendly wine region.
A winding, hour-long drive north from Sonoma lands you in Mendocino County, California’s wildest, most earth-friendly wine region. From its main growing area, the Anderson Valley, on up and further inland through Hopland and Ukiah, Mendocino’s 10 appellations boast the most organic, biodynamic, and certified fish-friendly vineyards in the state.
Here, high altitudes, ocean breezes, and big swings in daytime and nighttime temperat...
At the Durham tapas bar Mateo, the beverage director makes navigating Iberian wines easy
The menus reflect the mashup of cultures that have shaped the cuisine of the islands: Chinese stir-fries and Thai-style curries, Polynesian fresh and cured fish dishes, globalized pizza, and French classics.
Months after Hurricane Maria, the fight to get small producers back on their feet still feels overwhelming and brutal. On January 30, a fundraising push offered small glimpses of hope