The refrain you likely heard at least once in September was, “Is it already Fall?” How is it that every year, every season slips by and takes us by surprise? Don’t let autumn vanish like leaves falling from a tree, this year. Open a bottle of wine, take a minute out of your day to read a few wine articles, and watch a couple of delightful wine videos from this month (see below—they’re only two minutes each). A toast to Fall—really, grab a glass and enjoy!
A Guide to Wine Tasting in Carneros: When there’s all of California wine country to explore, the choices can be overwhelming. Paige Comrie suggests visiting one little AVA to start you off, which covers both Sonoma and Napa Valleys so you can say you’ve been to both.
Top Sweet Red Wines to Sip All Year Long: Sam Dangremond tells us why you shouldn’t just save the sweet wine for dessert (or for your younger, less wine-savvy cousin—there are incredible sweet wines out there!), and 18 sommelier-selected sweet wines to try.
Future Wine Land: In these days of climate change, L.M. Archer interviews five prestigious wineries who are expanding beyond their traditional borders of production into regions with the greatest future potential.
The Dark Side of Rosé: 8 of our Favorites from California to Italy: It’s not just baby-pink Provence rosé out there. There’s no better excuse than the imminent autumn weather to enjoy some of these beautifully-hued bottles from France, Italy, and California.
Escape to Napa & Sonoma: An Introduction To California’s Wine Country: Jacy Topps recommends his top visits from California’s most famous regions—his choices when he finally got the chance to travel after Covid-19 vaccination.
11 Idyllic Restaurants on Farms for the Ultimate Farm-to-Table Experience: Olivia Terenzio writes about the restaurants that are the epitome of the locavore movement, with recommendations from the U.S., Canada, Jamaica, and Mexico for a wide variety of flavors and practices.
The Best Everyday Wines to Stock at Home—According to WSJ Readers: Do you always have one or two specific go-to wines on your wine rack, wines you know will not disappoint? Lettie Teague asked her readers what they keep, and while the answers were varied, she notes that Italian reds and New Zealand Sauvignon Blancs kept showing up.
20 Fun Gifts to Stock the Bar Cart or Cabinet: If one of your friends has a bar cart, you’ve tapped into an excellent gift-giving opportunity! Sarah Lyon has great suggestions that your friend will love, from bar tools to essential bottles.
2021 video contest winners, finalists and honorable mentions!: These delightful videos for Wine Spectator’s annual video contest lasts just two minutes or less. They come from wine lovers from around the world and show humor and unexpected endings in sip-sized clips. Enjoy!