"Hermitage was always owned by the nobles, the bourgeois, knights and the Church. But there was a period in the late 19th and early 20th centuries when the peasants had access to the grands crus. That's when my family got in."—Jean-Louis Chave
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TOP 100 COUNTDOWN On Nov. 11, we begin unveiling the Top 10 wines of 2019—complete with videos, tasting notes and more—culminating with the Wine of the Year on Nov. 15 and the complete Top 100 list on Nov. 18. Don't miss the year's most exciting wines!
NEW YORK WINE EXPERIENCE Relive your favorite moments or catch up on what you missed at this year's great lineup of tastings and seminars. Our full coverage of the event, held Oct. 17–19, brings the world's best winemakers and chefs to you with photos, articles and videos.
WINE SPECTATOR VIDEO Watch all our great wine tips, winemaker interviews and tastings on your desktop, laptop, tablet or phone. Don't miss these clips:
- In the Vineyard with Andy Erickson: To Kalon Building Blocks: Join Napa Cabernet star Andy Erickson for an exclusive tour of three key blocks of the Mondavi To Kalon Vineyard
- In the Vineyard at Hobel: Cluster Control: Cameron Hobel gives us a look at some 2019 Napa Cabernet clusters on the vine and explains why a little "shatter" works in his favor
- A Perfect Match: Spaghetti with Cauliflower and a Sicilian White: Find out more about this intriguing pairing, and get the recipe from chef Julian Marucci of Tagliata in Baltimore
WINERY INTEL Get the inside scoop on our editors' latest winery visits, with videos, on-site tasting notes of barrel samples and library wines, and more!
TASTING HIGHLIGHTS Twice a week, we feature the latest noteworthy reviews straight from our editors' tastings.
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