Bruce Sanderson

Bruce Sanderson

Senior Editor, New York
Tasting Beats: Italy, Burgundy

About

Bruce Sanderson joined Wine Spectator in 1993 and has been a senior editor since 1999. He is lead taster for the wines of Burgundy in France and Piedmont and Tuscany in Italy.

Sanderson was born and raised in Canada. An early career as a model and actor took him to Germany, where he developed a passion for wine. He moved to New York City in 1990 and began working in the wine trade. After working at specialty retailer Burgundy Wine Company and as a sommelier at Windows on the World restaurant, he joined Wine Spectator’s tasting department.

When not visiting wine regions, he enjoys listening to music (especially live jazz), cooking and dining out in New York and relaxing at the Jersey shore.

Le Macchiole’s Flagship Messorio Reveals the Graceful Side of Merlot
Tasting Reports

Le Macchiole’s Flagship Messorio Reveals the Graceful Side of Merlot

A vertical tasting of this Bolgheri super Tuscan, back to 2001, shows off Messorio's …

Jun 10, 2021
The Vintage Variations
Opinion

The Vintage Variations

The peaks and valleys of vintage quality in Italy have diminished, but turning a difficult …

Jun 30, 2021
Authentic Italian Bottlings, Refined California Reds and Summer Wines

Authentic Italian Bottlings, Refined California Reds and Summer Wines

Wine Spectator senior editor Bruce Sanderson brings you great selections in the latest …

Jun 30, 2021
Vigorello: The Evolution of a Super Tuscan
Tasting Reports

Vigorello: The Evolution of a Super Tuscan

San Felice’s dual focus kept its super Tuscan strong while respecting the Chianti Classico …

May 7, 2021
8 Delicious Grüner Veltliners Under $20
Tasting Reports

8 Delicious Grüner Veltliners Under $20

New reviews of expressive white wines from Austria, up to 91 points

May 6, 2021
Frost Strikes Vineyards in Leading Italian Wine Regions
News

Frost Strikes Vineyards in Leading Italian Wine Regions

Vines in Piedmont and Tuscany were impacted by the same cold snap that devastated France; …

Apr 20, 2021
Discovering the Secrets of Clos des Lambrays
Tasting Reports

Discovering the Secrets of Clos des Lambrays

Domaine des Lambrays director Jacques Devauges explores the Burgundy  grand cru ’s micro- …

Apr 20, 2021
Remembering Pio Boffa
People

Remembering Pio Boffa

Barolo star Pio Boffa's classic wines were matched by his passion and hospitality

Apr 19, 2021
8 Delectable Chianti Classicos Up to 92 Points
Tasting Reports

8 Delectable Chianti Classicos Up to 92 Points

New reviews of rich and complex Italian reds from Tuscany

Apr 15, 2021