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May 31, 2015

Ken Wright

For over 30 years Ken Wright has exerted a huge influence on Oregon's winemaking and has been on the cutting edge of vineyard improvements. Today, he shows no signs of stopping.

Cover Stories

Oregon Pioneer

Oregon Pioneer

Vintner Ken Wright made his way to Oregon in 1985 with his family. It was an unlikely beginning to …
May 31, 2015
Giving Back: The Wright Thing to Do

Giving Back: The Wright Thing to Do

Ken and Karen Wright have championed several community projects, which they feel has gone a long …
May 31, 2015
Defining the Northern Willamette Valley

Defining the Northern Willamette Valley

An obsession with vineyards led to what is perhaps Ken Wright's most lasting achievement: the …
May 31, 2015

Tasting Reports

Beaujolais on the Rebound

Beaujolais on the Rebound

Change is coming to Beaujolais and its wines, and while the process has been painful, the prospects …
May 31, 2015
Beaujolais 101

Beaujolais 101

If you want to get to know more about the Beaujolais wine region, here is Wine Spectator 's cheat …
May 31, 2015
The Riches of Campania

The Riches of Campania

Southern Italy's Irpinia winegrowing district is a pastoral patchwork of vines. But most visitors …
May 31, 2015
Chile's Quest

Chile's Quest

Chile is a winemaking juggernaut, but many Chilean vintners are restless and looking to deliver …
May 31, 2015
Pan American

Pan American

Ever since Alex Guarachi started as an importer, he has been in the thick of an international web …
May 31, 2015

Features

Spring Fling in the Finger Lakes

Spring Fling in the Finger Lakes

Finger Lakes native and Element Winery owner Christopher Bates prepared a tasty spring entertaining …
May 31, 2015
Burgundy's New Monk

Burgundy's New Monk

With their Burgundy [i]négoce[n] Lucien Le Moine, Mounir Saouma and Rotem Brakin are combining the …
May 31, 2015

Grapevine

In the Deep End

In the Deep End

Every potential home buyer has his or her nonnegotiable requirements. For Floridians Roland and …
May 31, 2015
Tasting Plates: Little Effort, Big Reward

Tasting Plates: Little Effort, Big Reward

Want to win friends and influence people with your cheese connoisseurship? Master the cheese plate. …
May 31, 2015
Now, Now, Temper, Temper

Now, Now, Temper, Temper

Years ago, when Wine Spectator 's Owen Dugan first started making chocolates, he noticed that his …
May 31, 2015
Gifts for Wine Lovers

Gifts for Wine Lovers

Wine Spectator brings you some fantastic ideas for the wine lover in your life who needs a special …
May 31, 2015
Calorie Counts Come to Wine Lists

Calorie Counts Come to Wine Lists

Come December, a Food and Drug Administration guideline will go into effect requiring chain …
May 31, 2015
Idolizing Wine

Idolizing Wine

Ryan Seacrest is famously passionate about music. Less well known, however, is the television and …
May 31, 2015
Lyric Opera Of Chicago Wine Auction Nets $1.8 Million

Lyric Opera Of Chicago Wine Auction Nets $1.8 Million

On Feb. 7, the 11th triennial wine auction of the Lyric Opera of Chicago raised $1.8 million. Wine …
May 31, 2015
Chilean Values and Indigenous Varieties From Italy, France and Spain

Chilean Values and Indigenous Varieties From Italy, France and Spain

Wine Spectator 's Bruce Sanderson recommends affordable Chilean wines, Oregon Pinot Noir and South …
May 31, 2015
Love Wine? Thank Your Ancestors

Love Wine? Thank Your Ancestors

A new study by researchers in Florida and Indiana argues that humans inherited a tolerance for …
May 31, 2015
A Wild Taste for Alcohol

A Wild Taste for Alcohol

Despite the risks of bad behavior and next-day hangovers, animals consume alcohol primarily for the …
May 31, 2015
Hydroelectric Dam Worries Portuguese Wineries

Hydroelectric Dam Worries Portuguese Wineries

Environmentalists are crying foul over a massive hydroelectric dam project in Portugal's most …
May 31, 2015
U.S. Buying More Wine at the Grocery Store

U.S. Buying More Wine at the Grocery Store

A recent Nielsen study found that when Americans do their grocery shopping, they're increasingly …
May 31, 2015
In Brief: A Scandalous Glass and New Investors in Pinot

In Brief: A Scandalous Glass and New Investors in Pinot

A handblown red wine goblet from Crate & Barrel has been selling quickly, due to appearances on …
May 31, 2015

Departments

Napa's Dazzling 2013 Cabernets

Napa's Dazzling 2013 Cabernets

In what has become an annual rite of winter, Napa winemakers trotted out some of their rarest wines …
May 31, 2015
How a Palate Transforms

How a Palate Transforms

As time goes by and you become more exposed to wines, chances are you'll find your palate changing, …
May 31, 2015
Balancing Wine and Words

Balancing Wine and Words

Wine Spectator 's James Molesworth attends a New York tasting of California Chardonnay and Pinot …
May 31, 2015
FAQ: Party Time

FAQ: Party Time

The cornerstones of a successful party are good friendship and lively conversation, but delicious …
May 31, 2015
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The Buying Guide

The Buying Guide for this issue is available here.

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

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

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

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