Wine Spectator has observed—and sometimes helped shape—the evolution of the wine world over the past 40 years. In this anniversary issue, we track the personalities, the wines and the times since our founding.
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LOOKING BACK ON 40 YEARS In our website companion to this 40th anniversary issue, you'll find mobile-friendly photo galleries, a Q&A with editor and publisher Marvin R. Shanken about Wine Spectator's history and its role in the development of American wine culture, and more than 20 videos with leading winemakers of the past four decades. Historic clips feature André Tchelistcheff and Ernest and Julio Gallo, along with "How to Describe Wine" (circa 1983). Plus, Shanken describes his most memorable Wine Experience.
NEW YORK WINE EXPERIENCE Join us Oct. 20 to 22 for this year's great lineup of tastings and seminars. Our full coverage of the event will bring the world's best winemakers and chefs to you with photos, articles and videos. Relive your favorite moments or catch up on what you missed.
GLOSSARY OF WINE TERMS Unfamiliar with a word on a label or in a tasting note? Check our glossary—with audio pronunciations.
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.
- 2016 Video Contest Winners: Cute sheep, killer photography, heartwarming family albums and amazing feats of engineering. Our editors chose the finalists from this cornucopia of entries, then our viewers voted for their favorites. Pour a glass of wine, grab some popcorn and don't miss the winners, finalists and honorable mentions from Wine Spectator's 10th Annual Video Contest at www.winespectator.com/videocontest2016.
- Best of Barolo With Conterno: The three sons of Piedmont legend Aldo Conterno continue his winemaking tradition in Bussia, within the village of Monforte d'Alba. Franco Conterno describes the steep Cicala vineyard and the character of the wines from this great site as he pours the 98-point 2010 vintage.
- Best of Barolo With Massolino: The village of Serralunga d'Alba is home to some of Barolo's top vineyards, including Margheria, owned by the Massolino family. Learn about their history, the vineyard and its wines with Franco Massolino as he shares the 96-point 2010 vintage.
- Lettuce Farmer to Pinot Noir Star: Some folks called Gary Pisoni crazy when he started growing grapes in Salinas, which is now California's up-and-coming Santa Lucia Highlands AVA. Crazy or brilliant, you can't help smiling along with the irrepressible Pisoni as he tells his story.
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