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Italian Gems
Apr 30, 2019

Italian Gems

Across the historic vineyard regions of Italy, distinctive wines deeply rooted in their landscapes and cultures are waiting to be discovered by wine lovers in the United States. Here are a few to inspire your exploration.

Cover Stories

Ancient Grapes, Modern Wines

Ancient Grapes, Modern Wines

Discover Italy's underappreciated grapes with this guide to the country's indigenous varieties from …
Apr 30, 2019
Pinot Bianco

Pinot Bianco

Italy's elegant Pinot Bianco is part of the Pinot family tree, the largest group of grape varieties …
Apr 30, 2019
Barbera

Barbera

Barbera is versatile, found all around Italy, and shows flavors that range from elegant and floral …
Apr 30, 2019
Vernaccia di San Gimignano

Vernaccia di San Gimignano

San Gimignano is the spiritual home of Vernaccia, an ancient white grape that thrives within Italy. …
Apr 30, 2019
Vermentino

Vermentino

The Vermentino grape's salty, minerally character makes a natural partner to the fresh seafood from …
Apr 30, 2019
Aglianico

Aglianico

The Aglianico grape is primed for discovery by those seeking distinctive, full-bodied reds with …
Apr 30, 2019
Nero d'Avola

Nero d'Avola

Nero d'Avola has emerged as one of the iconic faces of Sicilian wine production. With its herbal …
Apr 30, 2019

Tasting Reports

California Rhône Alphabetical Listing

California Rhône Alphabetical Listing

A free alphabetical list offering more than 400 California Rhône wines reviewed for the tasting …
Apr 30, 2019
All In

All In

There are plenty of excellent 2016 California Rhône-style wines to enjoy. You can stick with the …
Apr 30, 2019
Piedmont Alphabetical Listing

Piedmont Alphabetical Listing

A free alphabetical list offering more than 635 Piedmont wines reviewed for the tasting report in …
Apr 30, 2019
Clear Skies Ahead

Clear Skies Ahead

Piedmont offers plenty of riches for wine lovers. But prices will continue to rise for the region's …
Apr 30, 2019

Features

A World of Possibility

A World of Possibility

These 100 global values all rated 88 points or higher and cost $25 or less. Let the diversity of …
Apr 30, 2019

Grapevine

Global Wine Auctions Exceed $479 Million in 2018

Global Wine Auctions Exceed $479 Million in 2018

2018 was a great year for wine auctions. Worldwide wine-auction totals rose 26 percent to $479.1 …
Apr 30, 2019
A Role Model for American Chèvre

A Role Model for American Chèvre

Over the course of more than three decades, Judy Schad has earned the respect and admiration of …
Apr 30, 2019
Supreme Court Debates Wine Laws

Supreme Court Debates Wine Laws

The debate over bans on direct-to-consumer wine shipping by retailers reached the Supreme Court …
Apr 30, 2019
Rombauer Buys in Sierra Foothills

Rombauer Buys in Sierra Foothills

Napa's Rombauer bought the 65,000-square-foot Renwood winery in Amador County. Known for its …
Apr 30, 2019
Naples Charity Wine Auction Raises Nearly $16 Million

Naples Charity Wine Auction Raises Nearly $16 Million

The 2019 Naples Winter Wine Festival brought in over $15 million for charity. It featured 60 lots …
Apr 30, 2019
Wine Fit for Pelicans

Wine Fit for Pelicans

When Jrue Holiday of the NBA's New Orleans Pelicans promised to buy a teammate a bottle of wine …
Apr 30, 2019
Cool-Climate California, Racy Rieslings and a Continental Cornucopia

Cool-Climate California, Racy Rieslings and a Continental Cornucopia

This selection of wines from California, Germany, New Zealand and elsewhere deliver great quality …
Apr 30, 2019
Bella Verona

Bella Verona

Discover a variety of exciting, wine-focused destinations in Verona, Italy, sure to delight …
Apr 30, 2019

Departments

Antinori’s Napa Valley Dream

Antinori’s Napa Valley Dream

In 2017, wildfires devastated California's Atlas Peak, home to the Antica Napa Valley estate of …
Apr 30, 2019
Troplong-Mondot Joins the Vanguard

Troplong-Mondot Joins the Vanguard

Château Troplong-Mondot is joining the ranks of other forward-looking St.-Emilion producers. And …
Apr 30, 2019
Feedback

Feedback

Wine Spectator readers share their thoughts, ideas and opinions on the stories we publish on the …
Apr 30, 2019
Exploring Italy

Exploring Italy

Wine Spectator editor and publisher Marvin R. Shanken discusses the April 30, 2019, issue, with …
Apr 30, 2019
Pork Tenderloin with Grenache

Pork Tenderloin with Grenache

Chris Royster of Flagstaff House in Boulder, Colo. shares his recipe for ramp pesto over pork …
Apr 30, 2019

The Buying Guide

The Buying Guide for this issue is available here.

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

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

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