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2013: In Memoriam

Tributes to wine and food industry leaders who died this year

Posted: December 30, 2013  By Robert Taylor

News & Features  :  News & Features

Top Wine Videos of 2013

Favorite clips—surprising, entertaining, educational—from the past year of winemaker visits, reader submissions and behind-the-scenes tours at Wine Spectator

Posted: December 30, 2013  

News & Features  :  Unfiltered

Best of Unfiltered 2013

Musical Moscato mania became an epidemic this year, with Nicki Minaj and Warren G leading the way, but disasters, from winery fires to shipwrecks to overturned trailers, kept readers coming back

Posted: December 26, 2013  

News & Features  :  News

Jackson Family Wines Buys Spring Mountain District Estate

Kendall-Jackson parent company adds 77-acre Yverdon vineyard and winery to Napa portfolio

Posted: December 23, 2013  By Aaron Romano

News & Features  :  News

Domaine Drouhin Buys 279-Acre Vineyard in Oregon

Willamette Valley winery nearly doubles its estate vineyard holdings with purchase in Eola-Amity Hills

Posted: December 23, 2013  By Harvey Steiman

News & Features  :  News

Bordeaux Château Sale Turns Tragic with Helicopter Crash

New and old owners of Château La Rivière presumed dead as aircraft goes down during aerial tour

Posted: December 23, 2013  By Suzanne Mustacich

News & Features  :  Seasonal

Party Food and Sparkling Wine for the New Year

Two terrific recipes from chef Edward Lee's new book, plus 16 recently rated sparkling wines to match

Posted: December 20, 2013  By Laurie Woolever

News & Features  :  News

China Buys Big in Bordeaux Wineries

2013 saw a wave of Chinese investment in Bordeaux, and bigger deals may be on the horizon

Posted: December 20, 2013  By Suzanne Mustacich

News & Features  :  Unfiltered

When Jailhouse Wine Goes from Bad to Poison

Plus, Siduri's Adam Lee takes a winemaking gig in Willamette Valley, and the Official Champagne of (almost) everything takes on New Year's Eve

Posted: December 19, 2013  

Collecting  :  Collecting News

Accused Wine Counterfeiter Rudy Kurniawan Guilty in Landmark Case

First federal prosecution for selling fake wine yields a conviction; Indonesian collector faces possible sentence of 40 years

Posted: December 18, 2013  By Peter Hellman, Mitch Frank

News & Features  :  News

Could a New Tool Prevent Oxidation in Winemaking?

A study finds compounds called chelators could potentially reduce the use of sulfur dioxide

Posted: December 18, 2013  By Esther Mobley

News & Features  :  Drinking Out Loud

What Would You Say Today to Your Younger Wine-Self?

A voice from the Ghost of Wines Past (with apologies to Dickens)

Posted: December 17, 2013  By Matt Kramer

Collecting  :  Collecting News

Jurors Could Decide Alleged Wine Counterfeiter’s Fate Soon

Prosecutors are ready to rest their case against Rudy Kurniawan, and the defense may not call any witnesses

Posted: December 16, 2013  By Peter Hellman

News & Features  :  News

Court Blocks Sonoma Vineyard Planting

Judge rules that winery needs to review environmental impact; Artesa argues land is zoned for farming

Posted: December 13, 2013  By Kasey Carpenter

Collecting  :  Collecting News

Burgundy All-Stars Testify Against Accused Wine Counterfeiter

Rudy Kurniawan watches as proprietors of Romanée-Conti, Roumier and Ponsot say wines he sold are fakes

Posted: December 13, 2013  By Peter Hellman

News & Features  :  Unfiltered

Sotheby's Auctions Sunken Gruaud-Larose Treasure

Plus, a French wine fraudster eludes real payment for real wine with fake death, and an armchair to pair with Montalcino

Posted: December 12, 2013  

Collecting  :  Collecting News

Prosecutors Reveal Evidence Against Accused Wine Counterfeiter

Hundreds of corks, capsules and labels of iconic wines the FBI says it confiscated from Rudy Kurniawan's home

Posted: December 11, 2013  By Peter Hellman

News & Features  :  News

Can Wine Terroir be Proven by Examining Microbes on Grapes?

The microorganisms in specific vineyards may be the first step toward understanding wine’s sense of place

Posted: December 10, 2013  By Esther Mobley

News & Features  :  Matchmaking

8 and $20 Recipe: Creamy Clam Chowder and a Spanish White

Bacon and smoked paprika help make an ideal pairing for this easy weeknight dish

Posted: December 10, 2013  By Jennifer Fiedler

Collecting  :  Collecting News

Accused Wine Counterfeiter Rudy Kurniawan Goes on Trial

Prosecutors accuse “Dr. Conti” of making and selling millions of dollars worth of fakes; defense calls him a scapegoat

Posted: December 8, 2013  By Peter Hellman

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