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Feb 28, 2018

Editors' Picks

Excitement in the wine world comes in many forms, including the pleasure of drinking well at affordable prices. Here, our editors profile 60 wineries that send high-scoring wines at reasonable prices into the market year in and year out.

Cover Stories

Smart Buys

Smart Buys

Our editors provide profiles of 60 wineries that send high-scoring wines at reasonable prices into …
Feb 28, 2018
California, Oregon, Washington

California, Oregon, Washington

Our tasting editors offer a selection of high-scoring, reasonably priced smart buys from wine …
Feb 28, 2018
Argentina, Chile

Argentina, Chile

Our tasting editors offer a selection of high-scoring, reasonably priced smart buys from wine …
Feb 28, 2018
South Africa, Australia, New Zealand

South Africa, Australia, New Zealand

Our tasting editors offer a selection of high-scoring, reasonably priced smart buys from wine …
Feb 28, 2018
France

France

Our tasting editors offer a selection of high-scoring, reasonably priced smart buys from wine …
Feb 28, 2018
Germany, Italy

Germany, Italy

Our tasting editors offer a selection of high-scoring, reasonably priced smart buys from wine …
Feb 28, 2018
Portugal, Spain

Portugal, Spain

Our tasting editors offer a selection of high-scoring, reasonably priced smart buys from wine …
Feb 28, 2018

Tasting Reports

Back in the Game

Back in the Game

Though warm and dry, the growing season in 2015 for Vintage Port was aided by cool nights that …
Feb 28, 2018

Features

Our Ultimate Guide to Value

Our Ultimate Guide to Value

Wine Spectator editors know that drinking well on a budget requires diligent research as well as a …
Feb 28, 2018
2017 New York Wine Experience

2017 New York Wine Experience

The 37th annual Wine Experience drew over 5,000 wine lovers, winemakers, winery owners, merchants, …
Feb 28, 2018
A Toast to the Future

A Toast to the Future

The last night of the Wine Experience began with bubbly in honor of restaurants that garnered a …
Feb 28, 2018
Tasting the 2016 Top 10

Tasting the 2016 Top 10

Each year, our senior editors assemble to taste, debate over and finally rank the Top 100, the most …
Feb 28, 2018

Grapevine

A Changing of the Guard at Bordeaux's Château Lafite Rothschild

A Changing of the Guard at Bordeaux's Château Lafite Rothschild

Domaines Barons de Rothschild, the wine company that includes the Bordeaux first-growth Château …
Feb 28, 2018
Napa's Colgin Cellars Sells Majority Stake to French Luxury Titan

Napa's Colgin Cellars Sells Majority Stake to French Luxury Titan

Napa's Colgin Cellars has agreed to sell a controlling stake to French firm LVMH, the world's …
Feb 28, 2018
Republic and Breakthru Join Forces to Create $14 Billion Wholesale Colossus

Republic and Breakthru Join Forces to Create $14 Billion Wholesale Colossus

Alcohol wholesalers Republic National Distributing Co. and Breakthru Beverage Group have agreed to …
Feb 28, 2018
Not the Same Old Grind

Not the Same Old Grind

Mark Pendergrast offers his advice on the various models and types of coffee grinders that will …
Feb 28, 2018
Italian Red Values, Finds from France, White Wines for Every Occasion

Italian Red Values, Finds from France, White Wines for Every Occasion

Bruce Sanderson brings you a group of intriguing Italian reds, attention-worthy French reds and …
Feb 28, 2018
Where to Eat and Drink in Miami

Where to Eat and Drink in Miami

Samantha Falewée explores key dining locations you can experience during the South Beach Wine and …
Feb 28, 2018
Housing Bubbles

Housing Bubbles

When fashion designer Naeem Khan bought a second home in the Miami, it was a 48th-floor, 4,500-squa…
Feb 28, 2018
Year in Review: 2017

Year in Review: 2017

It's been quite the year in wine. From California's devastating fires to cases of wine fraud to …
Feb 28, 2018

Departments

2017 Article Index

2017 Article Index

This Article Index is an easy-to-use directory that will help guide you to major and newsworthy …
Feb 28, 2018
A Fateful Handshake

A Fateful Handshake

James Laube explores the life of grapegrower and négociant Tom May and his contributions to Napa's …
Feb 28, 2018
The Waiting Game

The Waiting Game

Matt Kramer believes that maturity in a wine is a wonderful thing. However, you shouldn't miss out …
Feb 28, 2018
FAQ: Turn Over a New Grape Leaf

FAQ: Turn Over a New Grape Leaf

Our editors offers up facts about New Year's wine resolutions, including insider tips from savvy …
Feb 28, 2018
Feedback

Feedback

Wine Spectator readers share their thoughts, ideas and differing opinions on the stories we …
Feb 28, 2018
How to Find Value

How to Find Value

Editor and publisher Marvin R. Shanken discusses the Jan. 31–Feb. 28, 2018, issue, with stories on …
Feb 28, 2018

The Buying Guide

The Buying Guide for this issue is available here.

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