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Collecting
Jul 31, 2017

Collecting

Without a plan, the process of creating a wine collection can be overwhelming. A firm understanding of your preferences and consumption habits will save money and time, and result in a cellar that is perfect for you.

Cover Stories

The Path to Wine Collecting

The Path to Wine Collecting

Four distinct strategies help map the journey to your ideal cellar
Jul 31, 2017
Built To Age

Built To Age

Precision planning is the key to a cellar you'll love for life
Jul 31, 2017
Advice from Insiders

Advice from Insiders

From top auction houses to classic retailers, four experts share their views on buying and …
Jul 31, 2017
The History of the Corkscrew

The History of the Corkscrew

This instrumental wine tool has captured inventors' imagination for centuries
Jul 31, 2017

Tasting Reports

New Faces of Australia

New Faces of Australia

Up-and-coming producers are opening up new paths for Australian wine. Wine Spectator's MaryAnn …
Jul 31, 2017
Shining Star

Shining Star

California Chardonnay keeps quality high as vintners add new styles to the mix
Jul 31, 2017
Winning Streak

Winning Streak

California Zinfandel posts a great 2014, with 2015 showing equal promise
Jul 31, 2017
High Road

High Road

Diverse styles and regional expressions take Australian wine in new directions
Jul 31, 2017

Features

Los Angeles Trifecta

Los Angeles Trifecta

Setting trends and honoring classics
Jul 31, 2017
New Frontiers for Louis Latour

New Frontiers for Louis Latour

The historic Burgundy négociant stretches toward its future
Jul 31, 2017

Departments

Feedback

Feedback

Jul 31, 2017
A New Dawn Awaits Etna

A New Dawn Awaits Etna

Winemaker Angelo Gaja brings firepower to Mount Etna with a new deal that may chart a new path for …
Jul 31, 2017
Roman Holiday

Roman Holiday

The unlikely history of Prince Alessandrojacopo Boncompagni Ludovisi and his fabled wine estate, …
Jul 31, 2017
The One and Only Chablis

The One and Only Chablis

The wines of Burgundy's Chablis region offer value and outstanding quality. Wine Spectator's Bruce …
Jul 31, 2017

The Buying Guide

The Buying Guide for this issue is available here.

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

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

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

Web Exclusive Content

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FOURTH OF JULY PARTIES Bring some culinary fireworks to your festivities with a great new summer recipe and crowd-pleasing wines to pair with it.

DESIGN INSPIRATION Looking for ideas for how to set up a wine cellar or create a dynamic space for cooking, dining and entertaining at home? Check out our series Private Cellars and Wine & Design, complete with photo galleries for inspiration.

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