Club Oenologique’s autumn print edition is out now – with one or two new elements. The issue itself revolves around the Americas – both north and south. And while the wines of California are arguably the two continents’ most exalted vinous export (and are well represented here through spotlights on the likes of Peter Michael and Eisele Vineyard), it’s Chile and Argentina that are the headline acts. Tim Atkin MW considers the ageability of the countries’ top reds and selects his top wines for the cellar, while Amanda Barnes picks out the newer cult vineyards to look for amid South America’s terroir drive.
The Latin feel is continued through a look at the US vogue for Tequila and mezcal – a fervour that is now starting to play out in the UK, too. As with all our content, we’re keen to present such topics not only via the standard formula of producer profiles and recommendations but with on-the-ground trends and evocative visuals – see this month’s captivating photo essay of the Mexican agave harvest, for example. And, amid a refreshed design, you’ll also find features on the latest tech for wine lovers; a look at the astonishing expansion plans of the world’s wine club, 67 Pall Mall; and plenty of lifestyle inspiration – from the top wine hotels across the pond, to insights into its latest food trends.
A sample of the new issue can be viewed here as part of the launch of The Collection, our new, free online destination, offering members access to all our magazine content. The Collection will eventually become home to our most exclusive content – focused, like the magazine, on the wine and spirits world’s most coveted, collectable offerings and the very best of food and travel. When registering for free, members will have access to:
- A free PDF magazine archive, with all back issues available to download
- The Collection section of the Club O website, with premium content featuring fine wine and spirits reviews, opinion and analysis (exclusive to the members-only site from January)
- A monthly newsletter delivered to your inbox, with the latest stories and interviews
- Priority access to exclusive events, dinners & special offers
We firmly believe, though, that our magazine is best enjoyed in print, so as well as the free membership option, premium members of The Collection can also enjoy a subscription to the print issue, with four issues of Club Oenologique delivered to your door at a preferential rate (£59, including free shipping in the UK; European shipping £16; ROW shipping £26).
Just head here to take a look for yourself.