California Zinfandel, Pinot Noir and more up to 96 points are in this week's Wine Spectator Insider, which spans the U.S., France, Germany and Italy. Expressive and spicy reds from Sonoma and beyond provide fantastic value. In the latest red Burgundy releases, we shift focus to the harmonious wines of Nuits-St.-Georges. Different terroirs of Piedmont, from Barolo and Barbaresco to Gattinara and Barbera d'Alba, show the Italian region's diversity. Plus, sweeten up your Valentine's Day with these stunning German Rieslings. Three 93-pointers cost $30 or less.
February 6, 2019 (PDF)
California Rhône styles, Pinot Noir and more up to 98 points are in this week's Wine Spectator
Insider, which spans the U.S., France and Italy. Grenache-based reds from Paso Robles, Santa Barbara and beyond demonstrate the promise of this grape in California. High-scoring red Burgundy from the Gevrey-Chambertin village—including several grands crus
—are structured and complex, promising years of drinking pleasure. Plus, both Sangiovese and super Tuscan styles from Italy show off the 2015 and 2016 vintages, including Sting's wine! A whopping 17 wines here earned scores of 95 points and above.
January 30, 2019 (PDF)
California Syrah, Pinot Noir and more up to 96 points are in this week's Wine Spectator
Insider, which spans the U.S., France, Germany and South Africa. Impressive and structured Rhône-style California reds show the growing appeal of Syrah in the Golden State. In the red Burgundy section this week, it's spotlight on Volnay, with elegant versions from stars of the region. Plus, dry Rieslings from various winegrowing regions in Germany offer great range, and South Africa's cream of the crop delivers bottlings worth your attention. One 95-point Syrah costs just $42.
January 23, 2019 (PDF)
Red Burgundy, Shiraz and more up to 98 points are in this week's Wine Spectator
Insider, which spans the U.S., Australia, France and Italy. Expressive California Chardonnays from Napa, Sonoma and Santa Barbara show different styles of the grape. Pinot Noirs from the Burgundian village of Gevrey-Chambertin, including from three grands crus
, have terrific potential. Australian reds impress, led by the country's most prestigious cuvée. Plus, more Italian reds from Barolo and Barbaresco deserve a spot in your cellar. One 92-point Cabernet here costs just $28.
January 16, 2019 (PDF)
New releases of 2016 Bordeaux and more, up to 97 points, are in this week's Wine Spectator
Insider, which spans the U.S., France and Austria. The 2016s are here, and they're worth your attention. Today we highlight the Right Bank, with legends of St.-Emilion as well as some high-scoring bargains, including four 93-point bottlings under $40. A mélange of Zinfandels, Pinot Noirs and other intriguing reds from California provide great value too. Plus, Austrian whites feature impressive flavors and textures mostly from the country's star grape, Grüner Veltliner.
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