France's largest fine-wine region produces wines that Americans have enjoyed since the days of Thomas Jefferson, and the United States has remained one of Bordeaux's most important export markets. Today, Bordeaux's star has dimmed here. On one hand, Americans are adventurous, and we have left Bordeaux behind to explore new wines from around the world. On the other hand, Bordeaux has left us behind, pricing its top wines far beyond the reach of most American consumers. Wine Spectator publisher Marvin R. Shanken and executive editor Thomas Matthews explain.
For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands April 26, 2011.
Do you have a Wine Spectator magazine subscription? Save 50% on your Online Membership right now!
Passionate about wine? WineSpectator.com seeks a highly motivated digital journalist for an assistant editor position in its New York editorial department.
Sips & Tips | Wine & Healthy Living
Video Theater | Collecting & Auctions
New! Ratings Flash