Log In / Join Now

Insider Newsletter

Wine Spectator Insider


Get a jump on highly rated wines before they sell out. Our editors bring you their most exciting finds from their latest tastings, with scores and tasting notes in this weekly member-only newsletter.

Read the September 13 edition of Wine Spectator Insider (PDF)
France, Italy and Argentina offer a diverse range of terrific reds and whites, with a full 20 wines here earning a classic score of 95 points or higher. The latest Châteauneufs from Beaurenard, Le Vieux Donjon and Vieux Télégraphe vie with Piedmont stars Bartolo Mascarello and Paolo Scavino, while Paul Hobbs' Viña Cobos represents the Andes.

Recent Editions

September 6, 2017 (PDF)
Top bottlings from France and California face off in this set of new releases, with wines from Napa, Alsace and Champagne, up to 96 points. Bold and powerful Golden State Cabernets deliver forward fruit and sustained finishes, while racy Alpine Rieslings delight with refined charm. Sumptuous bubbly cuvées round this out.
August 30, 2017 (PDF)
At up to 97 points, this week's set of new releases offers a globe-trotting perspective, with wines from Australia, France and Washington state. Shiraz and Chardonnay from Down Under makes a strong impression. Red and white Burgundies deliver world-class elegance. Washington reds show boldness and complexity.
August 23, 2017 (PDF)
Boasting exceptional bottlings from California, France and Portugal, this week's set of new releases impresses across the board, with wines up to 97 points. California Cabernets deliver ripe fruit and ample structure. Champagnes from top houses entice with elegance and refinement. Sumptuous Vintage Ports offer years of aging potential.
August 16, 2017 (PDF)
Diverse bottlings from the Old and New World make up this week's set of selections, with wines from California, Oregon and France, up to 96 points. Napa Cabernet and Merlot from top producers display power and grace. Varied styles from Oregon show this region's range. Sumptuous, complex whites from the Rhône demand attention.

Help

Manage my Insider and Advance email alerts
Can't view the PDF? You must have Adobe Reader version 9.0 or higher to read the Insider / Advance. Learn more or download an appropriate version.
Have another customer service question? Try our Insider / Advance Frequently Asked Questions.
Advance Newsletter

Get a sneak peek at selected Wine Spectator ratings before the latest issue hits the newsstands. The retailer previews highly recommended wines, collectibles, smart buys and best values.

New: Nov. 15, 2017, issue
About Our Tastings

The guidelines we follow for our blind tastings, our tasters and their beats, and our 100-point scale.

Video: Inside Our Tasting Department


WineRatings+ app: Download now for 340,000+ ratings.