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Aug 31, 2015

Restaurant Awards

The personality of a wine list is shaped by many factors, including the flavors on the menu and the tastes of the wine director. But the general wine culture also has an influence, and today's culture emphasizes inclusion.

Cover Stories

The Best Wine Lists of 2015

The Best Wine Lists of 2015

This year, the Wine Spectator Restaurant Awards Program has recognized more than 3,600 restaurant…
Aug 31, 2015
Aux Beaux Arts

Aux Beaux Arts

Themed to Old World Europe, the restaurant celebrates the traditions and heritage of French …
Aug 31, 2015
Bleu Provence

Bleu Provence

Naples, Fla. diners are lucky—Jacques Cariot likes a lot of wines and has excellent taste. In the …
Aug 31, 2015
Capo

Capo

Capo is a tough reservation at prime time on any evening, and as it has succeeded, the wine budget …
Aug 31, 2015
Marcello’s La Sirena

Marcello’s La Sirena

Marcello's La Sirena has nearly 1,000 wines on its list and climbing, including one of the richest …
Aug 31, 2015
Pearl & Ash

Pearl & Ash

The Bowery, one of the oldest areas of New York City, is not the most picturesque part of Manhattan…
Aug 31, 2015
Plumed Horse

Plumed Horse

For years Plumed Horse had the finest wine list in Silicon Valley, winning a Wine Spectator Grand …
Aug 31, 2015
Print Hall

Print Hall

In just the two and a half years since Print Hall Dining Room opened, the establishment has earned …
Aug 31, 2015
Spruce

Spruce

Now at 2,500 selections, up by 1,000 over 2013, the Spruce restaurant wine list continues to grow, …
Aug 31, 2015

Tasting Reports

High's and Lows Down Under

High's and Lows Down Under

Vintage typically plays a secondary role in Australian wine. Midway through this decade, the ups …
Aug 31, 2015

Features

Gin: The Distiller's Darling

Gin: The Distiller's Darling

Gin styles are defined primarily by the method of flavoring. Until recently, American gin was often …
Aug 31, 2015

Grapevine

Silver Oak Plants Seeds for the Future

Silver Oak Plants Seeds for the Future

Silver Oak Cellars, founded in 1972 by Ray Duncan and Justin Meyer, has enjoyed decades of success …
Aug 31, 2015
California Wine Targeted as Canada And U.S. Battle Trade Issues

California Wine Targeted as Canada And U.S. Battle Trade Issues

A trade dispute between the United States and its northern neighbor has turned serious in recent …
Aug 31, 2015
A Party Packed With Winemakers and Magnums

A Party Packed With Winemakers and Magnums

Where can you find some of California's biggest movers and shakers and a world-class selection of …
Aug 31, 2015
Subtly Playful, Seriously Good

Subtly Playful, Seriously Good

Perhaps more than anyone else in his field, Michael Recchiuti combines equal measures of elevated …
Aug 31, 2015
At Home With Donatella Arpaia

At Home With Donatella Arpaia

A well-appointed kitchen would be important to any chef. But it means more to Donatella Arpaia, who …
Aug 31, 2015
Raiding the Cellar After 50 Years in Wine

Raiding the Cellar After 50 Years in Wine

Richard Arrowood's success across vintages of varying quality and diverse vineyard sites points to …
Aug 31, 2015
Values From Northern Spain and the Pacific Northwest

Values From Northern Spain and the Pacific Northwest

Wine Spectator takes you from First Drop to Xabregas, this tour around Australia covers more than …
Aug 31, 2015
<em>Wine Spectator</em> Appoints New Director of Restaurant Awards Program

Wine Spectator Appoints New Director of Restaurant Awards Program

Gillian Sciaretta has been named director of Wine Spectator 's Restaurant Awards program. She is …
Aug 31, 2015
Buy Me Some Wine and Crackerjacks

Buy Me Some Wine and Crackerjacks

Summer in America means baseball, and, increasingly, baseball means wine. For a second year, Major …
Aug 31, 2015
Auction Napa Valley Raises $15.8 Million

Auction Napa Valley Raises $15.8 Million

This year's glitzy Auction Napa Valley combined great wines and a performance by Grammy winner John …
Aug 31, 2015

Departments

The Missing Link

The Missing Link

Some sports teams do cross the line into greatness, but it's often difficult to pinpoint the exact …
Aug 31, 2015
Feedback

Feedback

Aug 31, 2015
Drinking the Story

Drinking the Story

If someone said, "Can you tell me in a single sentence one of the truths of wine?" Wine Spectator …
Aug 31, 2015

The Buying Guide

The Buying Guide for this issue is available here.

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

Web Exclusive Content

RESTAURANT SEARCH The complete 2015 Restaurant Award listings are searchable in our online database. Find the perfect dining spot by location, award level, wine strengths, cuisine type and more.

SOMMELIER TALKS Meet the people behind the world's great wine lists: Get pairing advice and find out which wines excite them most.

2015 VIDEO CONTEST Creative with a video camera? Submit your shorts to Wine Spectator's Annual Video Contest and you could win great prizes. Our editors will select the finalists and post them on WineSpectator.com, where viewers can vote for the winning video. Entry deadline is Sept. 7. Check out the rules and previous years' finalists online.

MOBILE-FRIENDLY WINE SPECTATOR VIDEO Now you can watch all our great wine tips, winemaker interviews and tastings on your desktop, laptop, tablet or phone. Tune in each week for a new video. Don't miss these recent additions:

  • Best of Beaujolais: Villages & Single-Vineyard Wines: France's Beaujolais region is best known for its cheerful reds from the Gamay grape, but its top wines are nuanced and complex. Learn about the Morgon and Moulin-à-Vent villages, or crus, and one special vineyard, with winemaker Guillaume de Castelnau of Château des Jacques.
  • Going Green in Napa: How do you follow up your construction of one of the world's greenest, most energy-efficient wineries? Build a second one! PlumpJack Group partners Gordon Getty and John Conover talk with senior editor Dana Nigro about their newest Napa Valley winery, Odette, and their first green estate, CADE.

For Subscribers

RESTAURANT RECOMMENDATIONS AND RATINGS FOR WINE LOVERS Find out which Restaurant Award winners you might like best. Rate the dining spots you've visited and share comments in our Restaurant Search. We'll analyze your favorites, compare them with other members' feedback, and tell you which other restaurants you may enjoy.

AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND: AN IN-DEPTH COURSE From affordable to collectible, wines from Down Under offer diversity and value. Take this online, three-class Wine Spectator School seminar to get to know the key growing regions and taste the distinct wine styles. All 10 Wine Spectator School courses are included free with your membership to WineSpectator.com.

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