Savvy wine drinkers are trawling every corner of the world for something new. Partly it's because good wines are coming from more places than ever before. Partly it's a restless search for something unexpected and exciting. And we all want to find good wine that's more affordable. This year's Wine Spectator's Editors' Picks, where we offer insights on what to drink in the months ahead, focuses on wines still considered on the fringe, with many representing categories that don't (yet) figure prominently among our annual tasting reports. These wines typically have seen a recent surge in quality, are represented by a growing number of compelling producers, and are gaining attention from savvy consumers, sommeliers and retailers.
From the Feb 28, 2014, issue