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California Chardonnay
Jul 31, 2021

California Chardonnay

Summertime, and the living should be easy. This issue highlights food and libations for warmer weather—inspiration to throw open the windows, stock your fridge and cellar with some fresh choices, and enjoy the coming months.

Cover Stories

California Chardonnay: Power & Finesse

California Chardonnay: Power & Finesse

Terroir-driven wines lead the charge to more refined and structured styles across the state
Jul 31, 2021
Alphabetical Guide to California Chardonnay

Alphabetical Guide to California Chardonnay

Get Wine Spectator blind-tasting scores for more than 400 Chardonnays, most from the 2018 and 2019 …
Jul 31, 2021

Tasting Reports

Sweet Sixteen

Sweet Sixteen

Brunello di Montalcino’s 2016 vintage is the best in a generation
Jul 31, 2021
Alphabetical Guide to Brunello di Montalcino

Alphabetical Guide to Brunello di Montalcino

Get Wine Spectator blind-tasting scores for nearly 150 Brunellos, most from the star 2016 vintage, …
Jul 31, 2021
Charting Their Own Course

Charting Their Own Course

At the southern tip of Africa, Cape vintners bottle a range of grapes in styles unique to the …
Jul 31, 2021
Alphabetical Guide to South Africa

Alphabetical Guide to South Africa

Get Wine Spectator blind-tasting scores on more than 250 wines from South Africa, including top …
Jul 31, 2021

Features

East End Summer

East End Summer

A Long Island menu celebrates the bounty of land and sea
Jul 31, 2021
Rosé-A-Go-Go

Rosé-A-Go-Go

Pale Provençal pinks hold the spotlight, but why not explore rosé’s many other flavors this summer?
Jul 31, 2021
Gin’s Best Mate

Gin’s Best Mate

The rebirth of the summertime classic gin & tonic
Jul 29, 2021

Grapevine

Waiting for Their Ship to Come In

Waiting for Their Ship to Come In

International shipping of consumer goods, including wine, has been slowed down by tariffs, COVID-19 …
Jun 22, 2021
Polar Blasts Hit French Vintners

Polar Blasts Hit French Vintners

Plus, a second life for grape skins and a Napa rebirth
Jul 31, 2021
Maine Course

Maine Course

California Chardonnay with Maine lobster rolls
Jul 31, 2021
Missouri’s Sheep Pioneers

Missouri’s Sheep Pioneers

At Green Dirt Farm, Sarah Hoffman heads a crew of soil-obsessives who've positioned themselves …
Jul 31, 2021
Convenient Coffees to Keep Your Cool

Convenient Coffees to Keep Your Cool

Grab-and-go cold coffees
Jul 31, 2021
Shape of Things to Come

Shape of Things to Come

Riedel rolls out a new glass shape
Jul 31, 2021

Departments

Welcoming the Wines of Summer

Welcoming the Wines of Summer

All eyes are on elegant California Chardonnay and refreshing rosé wines with the hot months ahead
Jul 31, 2021
A Note on En Primeur

A Note on En Primeur

Our commitment to getting Bordeaux tastings right during pandemic troubles
Jul 31, 2021
The Power of Star Power

The Power of Star Power

Are celebrity wine labels good for the wine world? 
Jul 31, 2021
Unfiltered: Sanctuary Vineyards and More

Unfiltered: Sanctuary Vineyards and More

Sonoma’s Jordan winery supports western monarchs, native bees and other pollinators
Jun 22, 2021

The Buying Guide

The Buying Guide for this issue is available here.

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