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ABCs of Wine Buying
Feb 29, 2020

ABCs of Wine Buying

Wine Spectator editors are asked time and again: “Where can I buy that great wine you wrote about recently?” In this issue, we detail four sources to consider when wine shopping, discuss the strengths of each, and explain how to navigate them.

Cover Stories

The ABCs of Buying Wine

The ABCs of Buying Wine

Given the amount of great wine being made all over the globe, it can be tricky to figure out …
Feb 29, 2020
Retail: Shelf Esteem

Retail: Shelf Esteem

Your neighborhood wine shop can be source of reliable advice and guided exploration. Here's how to …
Feb 29, 2020
Online: Cyber Cellar

Online: Cyber Cellar

Purchasing wine on the Internet offers convenience and choice, especially for fine wine, hard-to-fi…
Feb 29, 2020
Wineries: Direct Access

Wineries: Direct Access

Purchasing from your favorite wineries provides pristine provenance, access to exclusive or …
Feb 29, 2020
Auctions: Paddles Up

Auctions: Paddles Up

For acquiring rare, old and sought-after wines, there's no better outlet than the auction market. …
Feb 29, 2020
Reader Survey: How We Buy

Reader Survey: How We Buy

In an online poll, wine lovers from across the United States, and around the world, shared their …
Feb 29, 2020

Tasting Reports

Forging Ahead

Forging Ahead

The Rhône Valley serves up another strong vintage in 2017, with powerful, ageworthy reds and …
Feb 29, 2020
Alphabetical Guide to Rhône Valley

Alphabetical Guide to Rhône Valley

Nearly 775 wines were reviewed for this report. WineSpectator.com members can access complete …
Feb 29, 2020
Seeing Double

Seeing Double

Port producers took the rare step of declaring back-to-back vintages in 2017 and 2016, a testament …
Feb 29, 2020
Alphabetical Guide to Port

Alphabetical Guide to Port

Nearly 100 wines were reviewed for this report. WineSpectator.com members can access complete …
Feb 29, 2020

Features

Adventures in Values

Adventures in Values

Stock up on these high-scoring, affordably priced wines from across the world showcasing a diverse …
Feb 29, 2020
Wine Scores a Touchdown

Wine Scores a Touchdown

Wine partnerships are proliferating throughout the NFL, and star players are getting in on the …
Feb 29, 2020

Grapevine

EU Wine Faces Threat of 100% Tariffs

EU Wine Faces Threat of 100% Tariffs

As President Trump's trade war heats up, European wines may face a daunting price hike.
Feb 29, 2020
Quality Climb: 2019 in Perspective

Quality Climb: 2019 in Perspective

Our comprehensive overview of wines reviewed in 2019 turns up several key trends concerning price, …
Feb 29, 2020
Wine Spectator's 2019 Issues

Wine Spectator's 2019 Issues

A photo gallery looking back at all our issue covers over the past year.
Feb 29, 2020
Wine if by Land, Wine if by Sea

Wine if by Land, Wine if by Sea

Fine-dining cruises and Idaho skiing getaways provide luxurious travel options for wine and food …
Feb 29, 2020
Grand Design

Grand Design

Éclat Chocolate, based in West Chester, Pa., emphasizes ethical sourcing and top-notch quality in …
Feb 29, 2020
The Tavern by WS

The Tavern by WS

The Tavern by WS, a newly opened brasserie-inspired restaurant in New York's Hudson Yards, welcomes …
Feb 29, 2020
After the Gold Rush

After the Gold Rush

Canadian wines are attracting attention among wine lovers outside the country, drawn to its …
Feb 29, 2020
Alphabetical Guide to Canada

Alphabetical Guide to Canada

More than 100 wines were reviewed for this report. WineSpectator.com members can access complete …
Feb 29, 2020
Spanish Surprises, New World Delights, Hits from Italy

Spanish Surprises, New World Delights, Hits from Italy

Our editors recommend great value picks from across the wine world.
Feb 29, 2020

Departments

How to Buy Wine

How to Buy Wine

Our editors walk you through four of the most common ways to purchase wine, each with its own …
Feb 29, 2020
Feedback

Feedback

Our readers write in with their opinions on the stories we publish on the worlds of wine and food.
Feb 29, 2020
Goals for 2020

Goals for 2020

Executive editor Thomas Matthews considers the ways to be a better wine lover in the year ahead.
Feb 29, 2020
My Dinner with Thelonious Monk

My Dinner with Thelonious Monk

A bottle of Tuscan Cabernet bearing a photo of the jazz great provides insight into his trailblazin…
Feb 29, 2020
Oysters with Grüner Veltliner

Oysters with Grüner Veltliner

Chef Bobby Matos of Houston's State of Grace puts a twist on briny Gulf oysters by roasting them …
Feb 29, 2020

The Buying Guide

The Buying Guide for this issue is available here.

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