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Read the December 6 edition of Wine Spectator Insider (PDF)
New World reds lead this selection, with wines from Australia, Chile, California and Italy, up to 95 points. Cabernets and Shirazes from Down Under stand alongside bold bottlings from Chilean heavyweights. Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs from California show an elegant side, while Barolos and Barbarescos round this out.

Recent Editions

November 29, 2017 (PDF)
Featuring diverse styles from across the globe, this week's selection includes wines from California, Portugal and South Africa, up to 96 points. Zesty Zinfandel from top Golden State producers stands alongside a range of reds and whites from South African superstars. Long-lived Port and Madeira round this out.
November 22, 2017 (PDF)
West Coast reds and Old World standouts share space in this selection, with wines from California, Oregon and France, up to 96 points. Napa Cabernets and Merlots from top estates contrast with elegant Pinot Noirs from Oregon. Red Burgundies from leading domaines and stunning Rhône bottlings complete this report.
November 15, 2017 (PDF)
Scintillating reds, whites and sparklers fill out this selection, with wines from France and the United States, up to 95 points. Stellar Chardonnays from Burgundy, bold reds from the Rhône and Loire valleys, and festive sparkling wines from California and Oregon are perfect fits for cool-weather sipping.
November 8, 2017 (PDF)
Offering a range of New and Old World reds, here's a set of new releases, with bottlings from California, Oregon and Italy. Golden State Cabernet, Zinfandel and Petite Sirah offer diversity, while Oregon Pinot Noirs showcase elegance. Barbarescos and Barolos promise to age for decades.


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