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In the May 31, 2018 Issue

Wine for Asian Flavors

As American food lovers embrace Asian flavors, chefs and sommeliers have found success pairing Western wines with everything from the subtle, savory aspects of Japanese cuisine to the fiery, tangy elements of Thai food.

Red Burgundy: A free chart offers an alphabetical list of all Red Burgundy wines reviewed for the tasting report in this issue.

Chile: A free chart offers an alphabetical list of all Chilean wines reviewed for the tasting report in this issue.

Alsace: A free chart offers an alphabetical list of all Alsace wines reviewed for the tasting report in this issue.

Cover Story

Wines for Asian Flavors - Cooking with Asian sauces, herbs and oils can create flavor bridges to unexpected wine pairings
Syrah for Scallops
Lambrusco for Ribs
Aged Reds for Curry
Rich Bubbly for Shellfish
Viognier for Black Cod

Features

Tasting Reports

Full Speed Ahead - With the classic 2015 vintage, red Burgundy continues its ascent into the stratosphere, offering spectacular Pinot Noirs at sky-high prices
FREE: Red Burgundy Alphabetical Listing - More than 525 wines were reviewed for this report. A free alphabetical list is available. WineSpectator.com members can access complete reviews for all the wines tasted using the online Wine Ratings Search.
Maipo Maestros - Producing a range of exemplary reds, from world-class Cabernets to distinctive Carmenères, Chile's leading wine region remains a hotspot for quality
FREE: Chile Alphabetical Listing - More than 260 wines were reviewed for this report. A free alphabetical list is available. WineSpectator.com members can access complete reviews for all the wines tasted using the online Wine Ratings Search.
Alsace's Appeal - The French region is a consistent source of sumptuous whites, with 2015 delivering exceptional Riesling and Pinot Gris
FREE: Alsace Alphabetical Listing - More than 230 wines were reviewed for this report. A free alphabetical list is available. WineSpectator.com members can access complete reviews for all the wines tasted using the online Wine Ratings Search.

WineSpectator.com: BONUS VIDEO: Learn how to pronounce the tongue-twisting grapes of Alsace with senior editor Alison Napjus, vintner Jean-Fréderic Hugel and his late father, Etienne.

People

Leflaive’s Leading Man - Brice de la Morandière left a successful corporate career to carry on the legacy of Burgundy’s historic Domaine Leflaive and restore its reputation for stunning whites

Grapevine

Business

Conservation battle flares in Napa

WineSpectator.com: Keep up with breaking news as well as the people, places and happenings that wine lovers are talking about.

World

Customers Caught in Premier Cru Clawbacks
Buried Bubbly Could Be Buried Treasure

People

Andrea and Alberto Bocelli - Brothers Andrea and Alberto Bocelli are revitalizing their family estate in Italy

Spirits

Exploring Mezcal

WineSpectator.com: Members can reference our full archives of columns and other articles about spirits.

Travel

Nantucket Getaways

WineSpectator.com: Find restaurants with great wine lists in our Restaurant Search. With more than 3,500 award winners, pick the perfect dining spot by location, award level, wine strengths, cuisine type and more.

Wine Auctions

2017 Charity Wine Auction Report - Eleven live wine auction events break the $1 million mark

Cellars / Collections

Christine Bae - Christine Bae’s collection reflects her thirst for wine expertise

Departments

This Issue/Marvin R. Shanken

This Issue - Marvin R. Shanken

Letters

Feedback

Savvy Shopper

Washington Winners, South American Selections, French Picks

Columns

James Laube - Premier Napa Valley stays the course

WineSpectator.com: In his blogs, James Laube shares updates from his recent tastings and visits with winemakers, and discusses hot-button issues in the wine industry. Join the conversation with other members.

Matt Kramer - Building a brand

WineSpectator.com: For more of Matt Kramer's provocative essays and lively online discussions. (Only members may post comments but all visitors may read them.)


The Buying Guide


The Buying Guide for this issue is available here.

MOTHER'S DAY TIPS Have you planned the big day for Mom yet? Watch for our annual feature in early May when we'll talk to a great chef and get a recipe and wine picks. Find more recipes and pairings with our biweekly "8 & $20" feature, showcasing easy-to-prepare weeknight recipes matched to great wines priced at $20 or less. Plus, sign up to receive regular recipe suggestions in our free, weekly Sips & Tips email newsletter.

GRAND TOUR This spring, Wine Spectator hits the road with the world's finest wineries, making stops in Washington, D.C., (April 20), New York City (April 24) and Las Vegas (May 5) to pour more than 250 top wines. If you can't join us this time, check out our coverage of who was there.

NEED-TO-KNOW NEWS For wine lovers and the trade, our website is the place to go to find out which big-name wineries have been sold, the latest news on health, wine crime, and much more. Keep up with our News section or follow us on Twitter or Facebook.

WINE SPECTATOR VIDEO Watch all our great wine tips, winemaker interviews and tastings on your desktop, laptop, tablet or phone. Tune in each week for a new mobile-friendly video. Don't miss these recent favorites:

  • Going Biodynamic with Gérard Bertrand: Why do some winemakers switch to biodynamic winegrowing? And what changes do they observe in their vineyards and wines? Gérard Bertrand shares his insights.
  • Vintage Variation In Burgundy: Compare two vintages for Pinot Noir—one warmer, one cooler—with winemaker Pascal Marchand.
  • 6 Vintages of Château Margaux: In part 1 of this series, senior editor James Molesworth and Margaux owner Corinne Mentzelopoulos start their vertical tasting with the first-growth Bordeaux estate's classic-rated 2011 white.

SIPS & TIPS NEWSLETTER Get new recipes delivered to your inbox, along with great value wines, travel ideas and helpful tips to boost your food and wine knowledge. Sign up for our free weekly email.


2017 BORDEAUX BARREL TASTINGS Bordeaux's 2017 growing season got off to a frigid start, with frosts that devastated some vineyards. But for those less affected, quality looks promising. It's a vintage of haves and have-nots, says senior editor James Molesworth, and that makes his annual trip to taste the young wines from barrel all the more critical. Which 2017s will be worth buying as futures? Follow his blog posts highlighting top châteaus and estates to watch. Plus, get his scores and tasting notes for hundreds of Bordeaux reds, dry whites and sweet wines.

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