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Champagne
Dec 15, 2019

Champagne

There are many reasons to pop a Champagne cork, from clinching a deal to complementing a meal. A Champagne toast is also appropriate as a farewell salute, and in that spirit we raise a glass to Harvey Steiman for 35 years of journalistic excellence.

Cover Stories

Harvey Steiman

Harvey Steiman

Wine Spectator's Harvey Steiman steps down from the magazine after 35 years reporting on the world …
Dec 15, 2019
Harvey Steiman's Covers Gallery

Harvey Steiman's Covers Gallery

Outgoing editor Harvey Steiman contributed numerous cover stories to Wine Spectator over his …
Dec 15, 2019

Tasting Reports

Big Tent

Big Tent

Champagne continues to reign supreme in the world of sparkling wine, offering an impressive range …
Dec 15, 2019
Alphabetical Guide to Champagne

Alphabetical Guide to Champagne

Nearly 300 wines were reviewed for this report. WineSpectator.com members can access complete …
Dec 15, 2019

Features

A Bordeaux Family Tackles Champagne

A Bordeaux Family Tackles Champagne

Three branches of the famed Rothschild family have come together to build a Champagne house on par …
Dec 15, 2019
Vintner Without Borders

Vintner Without Borders

Dr. Madaiah Revana has branched out from a successful career in medicine to craft wines of place …
Dec 15, 2019

Grapevine

Gift Guide: 'Tis the Season

Gift Guide: 'Tis the Season

Wine and spirits accessories for your nearest and dearest enophiles.
Dec 15, 2019
Gift Guide: Just Add Cheese

Gift Guide: Just Add Cheese

Cheese selections sure to wow the most discerning palates.
Dec 15, 2019
Gift Guide: Digging Truffles

Gift Guide: Digging Truffles

Sumptuous truffles for your favorite chocolate fans.
Dec 15, 2019
Gift Guide: Grounds for Celebration

Gift Guide: Grounds for Celebration

Tempting coffee presents for the java lovers in your life.
Dec 15, 2019
Gift Guide: Objects of Leisure

Gift Guide: Objects of Leisure

Recommended holiday treats for the wine-loving traveler.
Dec 15, 2019
Best-Laid Plans

Best-Laid Plans

St. Louis collectors Eric and Kelli Schaefer embrace the wide world of wine with their dining room …
Dec 15, 2019
Baja's Boom

Baja's Boom

The Mexican wine industry is charting a course for success, delivering a broad selection of …
Dec 15, 2019
Alphabetical Guide to Mexico

Alphabetical Guide to Mexico

Nearly 40 wines were reviewed for this report. WineSpectator.com members can access complete …
Dec 15, 2019
Huneeus Sent to Prison in College Scam

Huneeus Sent to Prison in College Scam

The former CEO of Napa's Huneeus Vintners was sentenced to five months in prison for his role in a …
Dec 15, 2019
In Memoriam: Jean-Bernard Delmas, Legendary Bordeaux Winemaker

In Memoriam: Jean-Bernard Delmas, Legendary Bordeaux Winemaker

The longstanding winemaker of Bordeaux's Château Haut-Brion died Oct. 3.
Dec 15, 2019
'Journey to the Edge of the Earth' Wins 2019 Video Contest

'Journey to the Edge of the Earth' Wins 2019 Video Contest

Sojourn winery's Erich Bradley and Craig Haserot highlighted the Sonoma Coast appellation in their …
Dec 15, 2019
Heitz Cellar Owner Buys Historic Napa Vineyard

Heitz Cellar Owner Buys Historic Napa Vineyard

Gaylon Lawrence Jr. plans new winery rollout with Coombsville vineyard purchase.
Dec 15, 2019
New World Achievers, European Highlights, Winners from Italy

New World Achievers, European Highlights, Winners from Italy

Wine Spectator editors recommend quality wines that won't break the bank.
Dec 15, 2019

Departments

Celebrating Harvey Steiman and Champagne

Celebrating Harvey Steiman and Champagne

Wine Spectator editor and publisher Marvin R. Shanken introduces the Dec. 15, 2019, issue, with …
Dec 15, 2019
Give Them Wine!

Give Them Wine!

How to pick out wines sure to impress everyone on your holiday gift list.
Dec 15, 2019
Perception vs. Reality

Perception vs. Reality

Napa's Opus One defies stereotypes, combining quintessential Californian energy with timeless Old …
Dec 15, 2019
Lamb Chops with Gigondas

Lamb Chops with Gigondas

In this elegant meal, Pasjoli chef Dave Beran perfectly tunes lamb chops, with the help of an olive …
Dec 15, 2019

The Buying Guide

The Buying Guide for this issue is available here.

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