January 2016

For delicious diversity, check out the spirited Channing Daughters of Long Island

The winery makes the most of its varied conditions and isn't trying to be anything but its innovative self.

Channing Daughters is a maximalist, catholic-minded winery on the South Fork of Long Island, New York, making exuberant, omnibus wines that defy categorization. The wines are in a so-far small class that permits inhabitants of the northeastern United States to drink regionally produced wine without compromise. If you drink the wines now, you will tell old-fogey stories about how you knew them when. Read More

—Joe Appel

Drinks strange and surprising stand out from the past year

A fresh Italian white, a Beaujolais Nouveau, a Long Island orange and a South African sauvignon blanc are among the most pleasing surprises of 2015. Read More

—Joe Appel