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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

Built To Age

Built To Age

Whether you're beginning a wine collection or already have one established, this guide will help …
Jul 31, 2017
Advice from Insiders

Advice from Insiders

Wine Spectator picked the brains of four wine collecting experts to help improve your collecting …
Jul 31, 2017
The History of the Corkscrew

The History of the Corkscrew

Wine Spectator 's Samantha Falewée explains the evolution of the corkscrew.
Jul 31, 2017
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
The Path to Wine Collecting

The Path to Wine Collecting

The two primary factors of wine collecting to consider are your lifestyle and cost. Wine Spectator …
Jul 31, 2017

Tasting Reports

Shining Star

Shining Star

Known as a winemaker's wine, Chardonnay, especially in California, is king. But the wine has …
Jul 31, 2017
Winning Streak

Winning Streak

California Zinfandel posts a great 2014 vintage, with 2015 close on its heels. Wine Spectator 's …
Jul 31, 2017
High Road

High Road

Whether you're a fan of Australian staples or curious to try the country's new bottlings, this is …
Jul 31, 2017
New Life for a Legacy Vineyard

New Life for a Legacy Vineyard

Pete Seghesio is keeping his family legacy alive with his new label, San Lorenzo. Wine Spectator …
Jul 31, 2017

Features

Los Angeles Trifecta

Los Angeles Trifecta

Los Angeles continues its tradition of setting culinary trends with three standout restaurants. …
Jul 31, 2017
New Frontiers for Louis Latour

New Frontiers for Louis Latour

Louis-Fabrice Latour looks to the future of his family's history Burgundy négociant house. Wine …
Jul 31, 2017
Grand Tour 2017: A World of Wine

Grand Tour 2017: A World of Wine

The 2017 Wine Spectator Grand Tour offered a chance to taste some of the globe's best wines in …
Jul 31, 2017

Grapevine

France's Vines Savaged By Historic Frost

France's Vines Savaged By Historic Frost

In April, France bore the brunt of frost damage to their vines, with farmers calling it the worst …
Jul 31, 2017
Gaja Invests on Sicily's Mount Etna

Gaja Invests on Sicily's Mount Etna

Winemaking legend Angelo Gaja has teamed up with Sicilian producer Alberto Graci to make wines on …
Jul 31, 2017
Pizza Party Essentials

Pizza Party Essentials

In the mood to make pizza? Wine Spectator recommends a number of products that make prep easier …
Jul 31, 2017
Lucky Seven

Lucky Seven

Wine Spectator 's James Molesworth reviewed more than two dozen 1997 Vintage Ports in blind …
Jul 31, 2017
Pop-up Dining in Monte Carlo; Olive Oil Tours; an Outdoor Wine Dinner in Oregon

Pop-up Dining in Monte Carlo; Olive Oil Tours; an Outdoor Wine Dinner in Oregon

Wine Spectator rounds up top travel experiences from across the world.
Jul 31, 2017
Sarah Marquis Acquires Sole Ownership of Mollydooker

Sarah Marquis Acquires Sole Ownership of Mollydooker

Sarah Marquis has purchased a controlling share of the winery Mollydooker from her ex-husband, …
Jul 31, 2017
<em>Whisky Advocate</em> Launches Redesigned Website

Whisky Advocate Launches Redesigned Website

Whisky Advocate , the world's leading authority on whisky and spirits, has upgraded its digital …
Jul 31, 2017

Departments

Seafood Risotto With Falanghina

Seafood Risotto With Falanghina

Wine Spectator 's Hilary Sims presents James Boyce's recipe for seafood risotto with broccoli raab, …
Jul 31, 2017
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 …
Jul 31, 2017
FAQ: Motivated Cellars

FAQ: Motivated Cellars

Wine Spectator offers tips for buying smart, choosing wisely and storing your wine collection …
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.

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