In 2010, Barolo witnessed something special. The wines combine the best qualities of other recent top years—purity, elegance, balance and complexity, plus the ability to age. It promises to be a benchmark vintage. Watch our video preview of the issue.
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2013 BORDEAUX BARREL TASTINGS Which wines should you buy as futures from yet another difficult vintage for Bordeaux? Rain made the harvest challenging for the dry reds, but Sauternes and Barsac may excel. Senior editor James Molesworth visits the region in March to taste barrel samples of the young wines. Members can read his on-the-scene blog posts for highlights from top châteaus. Plus, get his scores and tasting notes for hundreds of reds, dry whites and sweet wines.
MIXED CASE Senior editor Alison Napjus joins our team of bloggers! Read their thoughts on current events and wine culture, tips on learning more about wine, conversations with notable people in the wine business, travel to wine regions, and more.
LETTER FROM EUROPE Follow contributing editor Robert Camuto in his new twice-monthly blog as he travels through France, Italy and beyond, sharing the fascinating and inspiring stories of the people who make wine or influence wine culture.
CHEFS' PERSONAL RECIPES What do chefs cook at home for family and friends? Contributing editor Laurie Woolever chats with big names and rising stars, who share their favorite home-style recipes and wines to match.
FINAL FOUR TASTE-OFF We wouldn't bet big based on our findings, but our tournament bracket is a lot more fun than the average office pool! Wineries near each of the 2014 NCAA Final Four contenders take on our annual challenge to predict the championship winner.
NEW ON WINE SPECTATOR VIDEO Tune in each week for a new video. Don't miss these recent additions:
- Bordeaux Stars: Prince Robert de Luxembourg, who oversees Châteaus Haut-Brion and La Mission Haut-Brion, speaks about his family's history and focus on making the best reds and dry whites.
- Luscious Sauternes: Château Guiraud winemaker Xavier Planty describes the making of Bordeaux's great sweet wines as he pours the 2009 Guiraud—Wine Spectator's No. 5 wine of 2012.