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Italy's  Allegrini Family
Apr 30, 2017

Italy's Allegrini Family

"We were desperate, because we were young and we didn't have the business in our grasp. I remember [my brother] Walter said, ‘We have to fight like lions for the company to survive.' "—Marilisa Allegrini, CEO, Allegrini Estates

Cover Stories

Sibling Success

Sibling Success

The Allegrini family, in spite of tragedy and setback, has become one of the most dramatic success …
Apr 30, 2017

Tasting Reports

Happy Surprise

Happy Surprise

Wine Spectator 's Bruce Sanderson believes that there are plenty of Piedmont reds and whites from …
Apr 30, 2017
A Tale of Two Cities

A Tale of Two Cities

Most travelers to the Italian region of Umbria are familiar with its capital city of Perugia. But …
Apr 30, 2017
Progress & Promise

Progress & Promise

Though consumers at times may not know what to expect from California's Rhône-style reds and their …
Apr 30, 2017

Features

New England Seafood Feast

New England Seafood Feast

Roger Berkowitz, president and CEO of Legal Sea Foods Nahant, Mass. and Rich Vellante its executive …
Apr 30, 2017
Extreme Values

Extreme Values

There are good values, there are great values and then there are Wine Spectator 's extreme values. …
Apr 30, 2017

Grapevine

FAQ: Wine on Screen

FAQ: Wine on Screen

Apr 30, 2017
Wet Winter Brings Relief to California

Wet Winter Brings Relief to California

According to U.S. Drought Monitor, nearly 50 percent of California, including Napa, Sonoma and …
Apr 30, 2017
California Wine Lover Wins Wine Spectator Sweepstakes

California Wine Lover Wins Wine Spectator Sweepstakes

Elizabeth Olson's name had been drawn from more than 40,000 entries in Wine Spectator 's recent …
Apr 30, 2017
Tim Fish Is Now Lead Taster of Oregon and Washington for <em>Wine Spectator</em>

Tim Fish Is Now Lead Taster of Oregon and Washington for Wine Spectator

Wine Spectator senior editor Tim Fish is now the lead taster for the wines of Oregon and Washingto…
Apr 30, 2017
A Taste of Spain Comes to Bordeaux

A Taste of Spain Comes to Bordeaux

"A Taste of Spain" will gather representatives of more than 100 of the country's top wineries and a …
Apr 30, 2017
The Once and Future Piero Selvaggio

The Once and Future Piero Selvaggio

Fine-dining legend Piero Selvaggio had the foresight to incorporate wine into his dining experience …
Apr 30, 2017
Wildfires Devastate Chile

Wildfires Devastate Chile

Fires ravaged Chile's Central Valley in January and February, and more than 100 vineyards in the …
Apr 30, 2017
Battle Over Napa’s Hills Heads to Court

Battle Over Napa’s Hills Heads to Court

A growing dispute over hillside vineyard planting in Napa Valley flared up Jan. 24 when environment…
Apr 30, 2017
In Brief: New Life For Cameron Hughes Wines

In Brief: New Life For Cameron Hughes Wines

Cameron Hughes Wine Inc. has a new owner, saving the négociant firm from bankruptcy. Wine …
Apr 30, 2017
Top U.S. Charity Wine Auctions

Top U.S. Charity Wine Auctions

After several years of growth for the highest-earning charity wine auctions in the United States, …
Apr 30, 2017
Wine Auctions: 2016 In Review

Wine Auctions: 2016 In Review

But for a handful of auction houses, 2016 was stellar, with several auctioneers and auction …
Apr 30, 2017

Departments

Feedback

Feedback

Apr 30, 2017
Pork Chops With a Languedoc Red

Pork Chops With a Languedoc Red

Chef Rebecca Meeker of Jeffrey's in Austin shares savory pork chop recipe with Wine Spectator .
Apr 30, 2017
Napa’s Big Money

Napa’s Big Money

A single number tells you all you need to know right now about where Napa Valley is headed: $1 …
Apr 30, 2017
That Special Wine

That Special Wine

All cultures everywhere have prescribed moments, often highly ritualized, that signify a certain …
Apr 30, 2017
Limestone Rules

Limestone Rules

The commune of St.-Emilion is one of Bordeaux's biggest tourist attractions and most important wine …
Apr 30, 2017

The Buying Guide

The Buying Guide for this issue is available here.

Umbria: A free chart offers an alphabetical list of all Umbria 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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2016 BORDEAUX BARREL TASTINGS The 2015 and 2016 vintages have provided Bordeaux with its first excellent back-to-back crops since 2009 and 2010. Which 2016s will be worth buying as futures? Senior editor James Molesworth will be visiting the region in late March to taste barrel samples of the young wines. Look for his blog posts for highlights from top châteaus. Plus, get his scores and tasting notes for hundreds of reds, dry whites and sweet wines.

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