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Apr 30, 2011

Piedmont

Piedmont sits near the top of Italian gastronomy and its wines can match some of the best in the world. Learn about this beautiful region through the profiles of seven top wineries in key appellations, a tour of the best restaurants and hotels for visitors and a look at the area's many classic-rated new releases.

FREE Wine Charts:

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

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

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

Cover Stories

The Jewel of Northwest Italy

The Jewel of Northwest Italy

For most wine lovers, Italy's best known wines come from Tuscany, in the center of the country, and …
Apr 30, 2011
A Native White Takes Center Stage at Malvirà

A Native White Takes Center Stage at Malvirà

Malvirà makes a number of wines from its 104 acres of vines, both red and white, but its specialty …
Apr 30, 2011
At Gaja, Innovation Remains the Constant

At Gaja, Innovation Remains the Constant

Angelo Gaja joined his father in their family firm, based in Barbaresco, in 1961. For half a …
Apr 30, 2011
Braida’s Giacomo Bologna Broadens Perspective in Asti

Braida’s Giacomo Bologna Broadens Perspective in Asti

Barbera owes much of its resurgence over the past 25 years to Giacomo Bologna, the late proprietor …
Apr 30, 2011
At Giacomo Conterno, Tradition Shapes the Future

At Giacomo Conterno, Tradition Shapes the Future

Giacomo Conterno established his winery's reputation with its Barolo Monfortino Riserva, first …
Apr 30, 2011
Coaxing the Best Expression from Top Crus at Vietti

Coaxing the Best Expression from Top Crus at Vietti

Barolo, like many long-established wine regions, has seen significant changes in philosophy and …
Apr 30, 2011
Dogliani’s Pecchenino Brothers Uplift an Everyday Red

Dogliani’s Pecchenino Brothers Uplift an Everyday Red

Several top quality estates are found in Dogliani and specialize in Dolcetto. They include Marziano …
Apr 30, 2011
Historic La Scolca Takes Cortese to New Heights

Historic La Scolca Takes Cortese to New Heights

In the heart of the Gavi region, in the rolling hills outside the town of Gavi, lies the estate of …
Apr 30, 2011
Mapping Piedmont

Mapping Piedmont

Wine Spectator 's map of Piedmont's key appellations.
Apr 30, 2011

Tasting Reports

Piedmont Alphabetical Listing

Piedmont Alphabetical Listing

Wine Spectator 's alphabetical listing of Piedmont wines.
Apr 30, 2011
Germany Alphabetical Listing

Germany Alphabetical Listing

Wine Spectator 's alphabetical listing of German wines.
Apr 30, 2011
Portugal Alphabetical Listing

Portugal Alphabetical Listing

Wine Spectator 's alphabetical list of Portuguese wines.
Apr 30, 2011
Pure & Powerful Riesling

Pure & Powerful Riesling

German vintners have had a lot to smile about in the first decade of the 21st century. Nearly every …
Apr 30, 2011
Piedmont Panorama

Piedmont Panorama

The current releases of Barolo hail mainly from the 2006 vintage, a year that witnessed cool …
Apr 30, 2011
Portugal's Native Flavors

Portugal's Native Flavors

Blessed with a diverse geography featuring a generally beneficent climate, Portugal grows a lot of …
Apr 30, 2011

Features

Best of Barolo

Best of Barolo

Barolo is more than one of the world's great wines and a partner to one of Italy's most varied and …
Apr 30, 2011
The Music Man

The Music Man

Michael Dorf has built wine theme-park City Winery in New York City in 2008. He describes the City …
Apr 30, 2011

Grapevine

Charity Auctions Get Creative in 2010

Charity Auctions Get Creative in 2010

In the world of wine charity auctions, 2010 was what college sports coaches would call a "rebuildin…
Apr 30, 2011
Lawsuit Roils Nickel Wineries

Lawsuit Roils Nickel Wineries

The wine industry is no stranger to family squabbles and legal battles. The latest involves Napa's …
Apr 30, 2011
French Real Estate Titan Buys Haut-Brion’s Neighbor

French Real Estate Titan Buys Haut-Brion’s Neighbor

Real estate mogul Patrice Pichet has purchased Château Les Carmes-Haut-Brion for 18 million euros …
Apr 30, 2011
Saintsbury Sells Garnet Pinot Noir

Saintsbury Sells Garnet Pinot Noir

The owners of Saintsbury, one of California's leading Pinot Noir producers, have decided to sell …
Apr 30, 2011
Compounding Flavor

Compounding Flavor

Though her native Sweden has a long history of flavoring cheese, when Ulla Nylin tried to sell her …
Apr 30, 2011
The Twists and Turns of Corkage

The Twists and Turns of Corkage

As ever more Americans drink wine regularly with meals, corkage laws are a jigsaw puzzle of arcane, …
Apr 30, 2011
A New Playbook for Pairings

A New Playbook for Pairings

Hai Tran had no intention of entering the wine business. A first-generation Vietnamese-American, …
Apr 30, 2011
French Reds, Argentine Malbecs and Vibrant Whites

French Reds, Argentine Malbecs and Vibrant Whites

Wine Spectator 's Bruce Sanderson recommends well-priced French reds, Malbecs and vibrant white …
Apr 30, 2011
Italy’s Gift to Bartenders

Italy’s Gift to Bartenders

Cigar Aficionado 's Jack Bettridge delves into the history of Italy's most popular and versatile …
Apr 30, 2011
Dining in an Undersea Garden

Dining in an Undersea Garden

It's hard to focus on dinner when a manta ray seems to be eyeing your lobster amuse through a …
Apr 30, 2011
Spring in Paris

Spring in Paris

One of the most exciting restaurants in Paris is helmed by a young chef named Daniel Rose-from …
Apr 30, 2011

Departments

Chilled Asparagus With Grüner Veltliner

Chilled Asparagus With Grüner Veltliner

Asparagus is difficult when it comes to matching. The pungent, grassy aroma and persistent flavor …
Apr 30, 2011
How to Lower Alcohol and Prices

How to Lower Alcohol and Prices

Wine Spectator senior editor James Laube has come up with the solution to a couple of issues that …
Apr 30, 2011
Wine and Money

Wine and Money

Here's a truth: While almost no one is an expert on wine, everybody is an expert about money. Yet …
Apr 30, 2011
Piedmont, Through Burgundy-Colored Glasses

Piedmont, Through Burgundy-Colored Glasses

Wine Spectator senior editor Bruce Sanderson is a Burgundy lover. He has tasted Burgundy professio…
Apr 30, 2011
Letters

Letters

Wine Spectator readers write in about the Jan. 31 - Feb. 28, 2011 issue devoted to Scotch whisky.
Apr 30, 2011
The Pleasures of Piedmont

The Pleasures of Piedmont

There seems to be no end to the number and variety of Italian wines, and no wise man would claim …
Apr 30, 2011

The Buying Guide

The Buying Guide for this issue is available here.

EXPLORING WINE WITH TIM FISH Discover exciting wine values and wine regions to explore with associate editor Tim Fish in his new free-access blog.

FINAL FOUR TASTE-OFF Wondering what wines to drink while watching the games? Wineries near each of the 2011 NCAA Final Four contenders square off in our annual tasting tournament.

KOSHER WINE AND FOOD Check out our picks of great recently reviewed wines for Passover, plus try out a new holiday recipe.

SPRING ENTERTAINING Revitalize your parties with fresh new recipes and seasonal wines to match.

NEW ON WINE SPECTATOR VIDEO Tune in each week for a new video. Don’t miss these recent additions:

  • Four Chefs Pairings: Join Emeril Lagasse, Charlie Trotter, Mario Batali and Wolfgang Puck as they challenge each other on the merits of different food and wine matches at the Wine Experience.
  • Transforming Tuscany: One of the hottest issues in wine today is ripeness levels. Join consulting winemaker Stefano Chioccioli as he describes the evolution of ripeness in Tuscany. Learn more with our accompanying worksheet.


SENIOR EDITORS’ BLOGS Hear about their latest discoveries in the tasting room. Get exclusive wine notes and interviews from their trips to wine regions. Find out which restaurants they recommend. Join the conversation with James Laube, James Molesworth, Bruce Sanderson and Harvey Steiman.

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