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Oct. 15, 2014 Issue  :  News

Counterfeiting Tumult Reaches Climax

William Koch settles civil cases; Rudy Kurniawan sentenced to 10 years federal prison

Posted: October 15, 2014  By Peter Hellman, Mitch Frank

Oct. 15, 2014 Issue  :  People

Deep Roots in Chambolle Musigny

Christophe Roumier is quietly focused on the translation of vine to wine

Posted: October 15, 2014  By Mitch Frank

Sept. 30, 2014 Issue  :  People

Chasing Dreams in Chassagne-Montrachet

Pierre-Yves Colin made great white Burgundies at his father's domaine—but he wanted more

Posted: September 30, 2014  By Mitch Frank

Blogs  :  Mixed Case: Opinion and Advice

A Wine That Makes 40 Look Like 18

What to drink for your 40th birthday? A wine that won't fade away anytime soon

Posted: September 17, 2014  By Mitch Frank

Wine Spectator associate editor Mitch Frank opens a bottle even older than he is for his 40th birthday, a Madeira-a d'Oliveira Boal 1968.

News & Features  :  News

Jacques Boissenot, Bordeaux's Secret Winemaking Weapon, Dies at 76

Renowned consultant worked at more than 200 Médoc châteaus, including four first-growths

Posted: September 4, 2014  By Mitch Frank

Aug. 31, 2014 Issue  :  News

Charles Banks Taps Napa Winemaker Jamey Whetstone for Evening Land

Posted: August 31, 2014  By Aaron Romano, Mitch Frank

Aug. 31, 2014 Issue  :  News

Wine Spectator Foundation Donates $3 Million to Sonoma State University

Posted: August 31, 2014  By Mitch Frank

Blogs  :  Mixed Case: Opinion and Advice

Animal Blood Wine! Dogs and Cats Living Together! Mass Hysteria!

A fabricated tale about Two-Buck Chuck proves that some people can't take wine seriously

Posted: August 27, 2014  By Mitch Frank

Wine Spectator associate editor Mitch Frank reacts to internet hyperbole and the recent hoax that Two-Buck Chuck wine is made with animal blood.

Blogs  :  Mixed Case: Opinion and Advice

Don't Know Much About Enology

When it comes to wine, what's better: technical knowledge or on-the-job training?

Posted: July 17, 2014  By Mitch Frank

Wine has a duality of School of Books versus School of Real World. Once upon a not-so-long-ago time, most American sommeliers got their jobs because they were the only waiter who actually drank wine. "Like wine, kid?" the owner would ask one day, handing them the list. "You're wine director. Don't screw up."

As diners have grown more thirsty, sommeliers have gone to school. The Court of Master Sommeliers, in particular, has worked to raise standards by making sure more wine people receive proper training.

Collecting  :  Collecting News

Rudy Kurniawan Sentencing Delayed Until July 24

Judge demands federal prosecutors give him more information on victims of wine counterfeiter

Posted: July 14, 2014  By Peter Hellman, Mitch Frank

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