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- Explore Oregon's Top Whites: What characteristics can you expect to find in Pinot Gris and Chardonnay from Oregon? Join Luisa Ponzi of Ponzi Vineyards, one of the first wineries in the Willamette Valley, as she tastes with Wine Spectator's Gloria Maroti Frazee.
MASTERING BORDEAUX Delve into the complexities of Bordeaux with Wine Spectator School's online course. Learn about the important classifications, the collectible wines and the bargains. Taste the differences between wines from key areas and go behind the scenes at top châteaus. All 10 courses are included with WineSpectator.com membership.
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INTRODUCING OUR REVAMPED WINERATINGS+ APP! Trying to decide among several wines, in a store or at a restaurant? Want to check vintage quality in Bordeaux or Tuscany? Interested in the latest wine news? All this and more is available with Wine Spectator's flagship WineRatings+ app, redesigned and updated for iOS9. Along with the rich free content, a new 30-day free trial allows you to explore the app's premium features, including our 330,000+ expert wine reviews, editors' picks and top values. Learn more about the new features—including an easier-to-use search that automatically suggests matches as you type and convenient access to the newest ratings—or download or update WineRatings+ at the App Store now.