September 2016

We're Crushing on Orange Wine (It's the New Rosé)

While rosé continues to dominate the sipping scene, these autumn-hued wines are stealing the show. Discover why we love orange wine, plus four bottles to try now.

Channing Daughters Meditazione

(Long Island, New York; $40 buy here)
New York winemaker James Christopher Tracy has made Gatsby country (at least Channing Daughters’ research vineyard in the North Fork) a must-visit for serious oenophiles.  That can be credited to Tracy’s ways with bold, adventurous blends like his Meditazione, inspired by Italy’s so-called vino da meditazione, or meditation wine. This co-fermented and barrel-aged mix of pinot grigio, sauvignon blanc, and chardonnay (with Tocai Friulano, Muscat Ottonel and Pinot Bianco also added in) offers notes of baked apples, pears, and dried herbs.

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—Chris Hughes