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Apr 30, 2014

Italy

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.

Cover Stories

Betting Big in Piedmont

Betting Big in Piedmont

Piedmont is a bit like an investment portfolio: There are multiple vintages of several different …
Apr 30, 2014
ABCs of Piedmont

ABCs of Piedmont

Piedmont, literally meaning "at the foot of the mountains," nestles against the Alps in the …
Apr 30, 2014
Bounty from the Boot

Bounty from the Boot

Any wine drinker trying to master the wines of Italy has a daunting task ahead. The Italian boot is …
Apr 30, 2014
Piedmont Alphabetical Listing

Piedmont Alphabetical Listing

Wine Spectator 's alphabetical list of scores and prices of wines from Piedmont.
Apr 30, 2014
Barolo's Crowning Glory

Barolo's Crowning Glory

In 2010, Barolo witnessed something special. Northwestern Italy's leading wine region has enjoyed a …
Apr 30, 2014
Bruce Sanderson's Top 2010 Barolo From Barrel

Bruce Sanderson's Top 2010 Barolo From Barrel

Wine Spectator 's Bruce Sanderson reports on the top 2010 Barolos tasted from barrel.
Apr 30, 2014

Tasting Reports

The Best of Both Worlds

The Best of Both Worlds

According To Wine Spectator 's Kim Marcus, German vintners scored again in the most recent vintage …
Apr 30, 2014
Germany Riesling Alphabetical Listing

Germany Riesling Alphabetical Listing

Wine Spectator 's alphabetical list of scores and prices of German Riesling.
Apr 30, 2014

Features

Making It Look Easy

Making It Look Easy

Dave Phinney can make winemaking seem almost effortless. His first wine, The Prisoner, debuted with …
Apr 30, 2014
Drink Brooklyn

Drink Brooklyn

The twin forces of pride of place and imagination power Brooklyn's craft-drink scene. You see the …
Apr 30, 2014
Portrait of a Young Négociant

Portrait of a Young Négociant

Mathieu Chadronnier, who at 35 years old is already one of Bordeaux's most influential wine …
Apr 30, 2014

Grapevine

Facing Temptation, Staying Fit

Facing Temptation, Staying Fit

Being a sommelier, restaurateur or wine journalist has its perks—good food, good wine and, often, …
Apr 30, 2014
California Faces Historic Drought

California Faces Historic Drought

Despite receiving some much-needed rainfall in February, California remains in the throes of a …
Apr 30, 2014
A Link to Napa Valley History

A Link to Napa Valley History

At 92, Al Frediani is a link to Napa's past. So is his vineyard. The nonagenarian is hard of …
Apr 30, 2014
In Memoriam: California Vintner John Parducci

In Memoriam: California Vintner John Parducci

Pioneering Mendocino winemaker John Parducci died on Feb. 4 at his Ukiah, Calif., home. He was 96. …
Apr 30, 2014
Douro Reds, Italian Selections, Southern Hemisphere Bargains

Douro Reds, Italian Selections, Southern Hemisphere Bargains

Wine Spectator 's Bruce Sanderson picks good values from Portugal, Italy and the Southern Hemispher…
Apr 30, 2014
Coming Home to Roost

Coming Home to Roost

Wine Spectator columnist Sam Gugino describes the burgeoning demand for heritage chicken and …
Apr 30, 2014
At Home With Marc Vetri

At Home With Marc Vetri

A Philadelphia native who grew up cooking alongside his Sicilian grandmother, chef Mark Vetri has …
Apr 30, 2014
Chinese Wine Region Establishes Classification Modeled on Bordeaux

Chinese Wine Region Establishes Classification Modeled on Bordeaux

As China tries to build a domestic wine industry and grapples with the inevitable growing pains, …
Apr 30, 2014
<em>Wine Spectator</em>'s WineRatings+ App Now Available for iPad, Updated for iOS7

Wine Spectator's WineRatings+ App Now Available for iPad, Updated for iOS7

Wine Spectator 's new WineRatings+ update for iOS 7 and iPad boasts a host of updates and improveme…
Apr 30, 2014
In Brief: Eberle Out in Paso Robles; Giant Boulders Bowl Through Italian Vineyard

In Brief: Eberle Out in Paso Robles; Giant Boulders Bowl Through Italian Vineyard

In what he described as a surprise takeover, Gary Eberle was removed as general manager of Eberle …
Apr 30, 2014
Top 10 Charity Wine Auctions of 2013

Top 10 Charity Wine Auctions of 2013

In what appears to be a sign of economic recovery, charity wine auctions continued to increase …
Apr 30, 2014
Top of the Cheddar Heap

Top of the Cheddar Heap

Wine Spectator columnist David Gibbons discusses the range of Cheddar cheeses on offer, with …
Apr 30, 2014
Compelling Beans

Compelling Beans

New York's Finger Lakes region, noted for its scenic vistas and pure water, has its share of …
Apr 30, 2014

Departments

Halibut and Porcini Crema With Barbaresco

Halibut and Porcini Crema With Barbaresco

Chef Fabio Trabocchi offers a a fish recipe to Wine Spectator made in a very Italian style. …
Apr 30, 2014
Baja's Romance Amid Reality

Baja's Romance Amid Reality

Mexico's Valle de Guadalupe is reminiscent of Napa or Sonoma some 40 years ago. This sparsely …
Apr 30, 2014
Getting It Done Right

Getting It Done Right

Where once many viewers of such Downton Abbey would have fantasized about and identified with the …
Apr 30, 2014
A Taste of Italy

A Taste of Italy

Wine Spectator editor and publisher Marvin R. Shanken discusses the April 30, 2014 issue, with …
Apr 30, 2014
Feedback

Feedback

Wine Spectator readers write in about Finger Lakes wines and honor winegrower Leo Trentadue.
Apr 30, 2014

The Buying Guide

The Buying Guide for this issue is available here.

German Riesling: A free chart offers an alphabetical list of all German Rieslings reviewed for the tasting report in this issue.

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

Web Exclusive Content

For Subscribers

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.


Free Resources

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.

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