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Global Sparkling Wine
Jun 15, 2019

Global Sparkling Wine

Sparkling wine has joined rosé as the wine world's hottest commodity. It's fascinating to watch a new wine emerge or an older wine category evolve to succeed in a changing culture. In this issue, we highlight these two versatile wine types.

Cover Stories

Sparklers Steam Ahead

Sparklers Steam Ahead

Sparkling wine, from Champagne to Prosecco to Cava, is booming in popularity. Why? It involves the …
Jun 15, 2019
France

France

Champagnes are among the sparkling-wine world's priciest bottlings, but values still exist. Version…
Jun 15, 2019
Italy

Italy

Italy is a treasure trove of diverse sparkling wine styles, from the immensely successful Prosecco …
Jun 15, 2019
Spain

Spain

Most of Spain's sparkling wines originate from the Cava region in Catalonia, whose Mediterranean …
Jun 15, 2019
United States

United States

Sparkling wine is made throughout the United States, but the lion's share hails from California, …
Jun 15, 2019

Tasting Reports

A New Way Forward

A New Way Forward

South African wines have their own distinctive style, unlike those of anywhere else in the world. …
Jun 15, 2019
South Africa Alphabetical Listing

South Africa Alphabetical Listing

A free alphabetical list offering more than 260 South Africa wines reviewed for the tasting report …
Jun 15, 2019

Features

Rosé at the Table

Rosé at the Table

Expand your pairing horizons with recipes from award-winning chefs that you can match with rosés. …
Jun 15, 2019
Brandade-Stuffed Piquillo Peppers

Brandade-Stuffed Piquillo Peppers

Deborah Hansen of Taberna de Haro in Brookline, Mass., shares her Spanish-inspired cod dish of …
Jun 15, 2019
Roasted Heirloom Beets and Burrata with Winter Citrus and Toasted Pumpernickel

Roasted Heirloom Beets and Burrata with Winter Citrus and Toasted Pumpernickel

Benjamin Martinek of Studio at Montage in Laguna Beach, Calif., shares his roasted heirloom beets …
Jun 15, 2019
Fillets de Rouget à la Tapenade

Fillets de Rouget à la Tapenade

Bleu Provence in Naples, Fla., offers a recipe for fillets de rouget à la tapenade, paired with a …
Jun 15, 2019
The Reach of Rosé

The Reach of Rosé

Rosé has gained global appeal and popularity, but some industry observers express concern over an …
Jun 15, 2019
Gaining Ground

Gaining Ground

In 2001 Miguel Gil Vera left his job as an aerospace engineer to restore his family's wine business …
Jun 15, 2019

Grapevine

Battle Over Napa's Iconic Vineyard

Battle Over Napa's Iconic Vineyard

A fight has broken out over who can use the name of Napa Valley's most famous vineyard, To Kalon. …
Jun 15, 2019
Flooding Hits Sonoma Wineries

Flooding Hits Sonoma Wineries

Powerful storms flooded Sonoma County in February, impacting a host of wineries. The estimated …
Jun 15, 2019
Wine Bots: Resistance Is Futile

Wine Bots: Resistance Is Futile

A new robot is prowling the vineyards of Champagne: Bakus (android for "Bacchus") is produced by …
Jun 15, 2019
In Memoriam: John Shafer; Gianfranco Soldera

In Memoriam: John Shafer; Gianfranco Soldera

A look back on the lives of Napa winemaker John Shafer and Tuscan vintner Gianfranco Soldera.
Jun 15, 2019
Wine and Goodwill Raise Millions for Charity

Wine and Goodwill Raise Millions for Charity

America's top charity wine auctions raised a combined $42.7 million in live-auction tallies in …
Jun 15, 2019
Lone Star Road Trip

Lone Star Road Trip

Recommended spots to eat and stay in two Texas wine-country destinations: Austin and Hill Country.
Jun 15, 2019
A Master of French Export

A Master of French Export

Hervé Mons sells 200 cheeses from across a wide swath of southern France, starting in the Basque …
Jun 15, 2019
Building Bridges in Trentino

Building Bridges in Trentino

Tenuta San Leonardo is a gem waiting for exploration by wine lovers looking for elegant reds that …
Jun 15, 2019
California Grab Bag, Winners from Washington, Picnic-Perfect Whites

California Grab Bag, Winners from Washington, Picnic-Perfect Whites

We bring you a selection of wines that go big on quality and short on price, including tasty …
Jun 15, 2019

Departments

Wine's Newest One-Two Punch

Wine's Newest One-Two Punch

Wine Spectator editor and publisher Marvin R. Shanken discusses the June 15, 2019, issue, with …
Jun 15, 2019
Feedback

Feedback

Wine Spectator readers share their thoughts, ideas and opinions on the stories we publish on the …
Jun 15, 2019
Tom Terrific

Tom Terrific

Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Tom Seaver has had more golden moments than most. He pursued …
Jun 15, 2019
A Singular Vintage

A Singular Vintage

Burgundy benchmark Domaine de la Romanée-Conti shows pedigree and brilliance with its 2016 Pinot …
Jun 15, 2019
Lamb Chops with St.-Joseph

Lamb Chops with St.-Joseph

This grilled lamb recipe served at Pappas Bros. Steakhouse has long been a well-kept secret—until …
Jun 15, 2019

The Buying Guide

The Buying Guide for this issue is available here.

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

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