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Aug 31, 2020

Restaurant Awards

People crave what restaurants offer: companionship and community, the opportunity to share a table with friends and family to enjoy good food and a glass of wine. Our nearly 4,000 award winners are leaders of the hospitality industry.

Cover Stories

A Passionate Industry Forges Ahead

A Passionate Industry Forges Ahead

This year’s award winners are in various states of operation as they await approval to reopen and …
Aug 31, 2020
Restaurateurs Speak

Restaurateurs Speak

Restaurant professionals from across Wine Spectator's awards program share their experiences during …
Aug 31, 2020
Chefs Step Up

Chefs Step Up

Even in the face of financial disaster from the pandemic, restaurant teams all over the world …
Aug 31, 2020
The 2020 Restaurant Awards

The 2020 Restaurant Awards

A partial list of our 2020 Restaurant Award winners, including all Grand Award winners, first-time …
Aug 31, 2020

Tasting Reports

California Cool

California Cool

A new style of cooler-climate Chardonnay has swept the Golden State, with richly flavored wines …
Aug 31, 2020
Alphabetical Guide to California Chardonnay

Alphabetical Guide to California Chardonnay

Excellent vintages await California Chardonnay lovers, with the highest-rated wines reflecting …
Aug 31, 2020
Unshakable Resolve

Unshakable Resolve

Australian vintners hold firm in the face of adversity, delivering excellent wines in a range of …
Aug 31, 2020
Alphabetical Guide to Australia

Alphabetical Guide to Australia

It's unfortunate that some wine drinkers still think of "Australian wine" as a single category when …
Aug 31, 2020
Power & Poise

Power & Poise

The 2018 vintage marks a great year for Germany’s dry whites
Aug 31, 2020
Alphabetical Guide to Germany

Alphabetical Guide to Germany

This might sound like old news to Riesling lovers, but German vintners have released yet another …
Aug 31, 2020

Features

Tuscany at Your Table

Tuscany at Your Table

Chef Nancy Silverton’s recipes for sharing food with family
Aug 31, 2020
Pinkerton Avocados with Pea Shoots, Toasted Pine Nuts and Prosciutto

Pinkerton Avocados with Pea Shoots, Toasted Pine Nuts and Prosciutto

This appetizer is the first course of three from chef Nancy Silverton's menu to share with friends …
Aug 31, 2020
Bistecca Fiorentina

Bistecca Fiorentina

This steak is the main course from chef Nancy Silverton's menu to share with friends and family
Aug 31, 2020
Raspberry Jam Bars with Pistachio Crumble

Raspberry Jam Bars with Pistachio Crumble

This pastry serves as the dessert course from chef Nancy Silverton's menu to share with friends and …
Aug 31, 2020
Unstoppable Vodka

Unstoppable Vodka

The market leader is finally being taken seriously by the cocktail vanguard
Aug 31, 2020

Grapevine

SPECIAL REPORT: COVID-19: U.S. Wineries Reopen ... Slowly

SPECIAL REPORT: COVID-19: U.S. Wineries Reopen ... Slowly

Wineries across the country closed in response to COVID-19, but as the economic toll of the …
Aug 31, 2020
France Tries to Define Natural Wine

France Tries to Define Natural Wine

The new Vin Méthode Nature label formalizes low-intervention winemaking techniques, but is it …
Aug 31, 2020
Wine Spectator Supports World Central Kitchen

Wine Spectator Supports World Central Kitchen

The Wine Spectator Scholarship Foundation announces a contribution of $250,000 to José Andrés' …
Aug 31, 2020
Wine Spectator Introduces Straight Talk on Instagram

Wine Spectator Introduces Straight Talk on Instagram

Wine Spectator launches a new series on IGTV featuring conversations between editors and leaders in …
Aug 31, 2020
Wine Talk: Kate Upton Adds Wine to Her Résumé

Wine Talk: Kate Upton Adds Wine to Her Résumé

With her husband, Houston Astros pitcher Justin Verlander, Upton has made the leap from wine lover …
Aug 31, 2020
Darjeeling’s Royal Flush

Darjeeling’s Royal Flush

Known as the "Champagne of teas," Darjeeling produces a gorgeous, complex cup that can vary …
Aug 31, 2020
Chile's Collectible Cabernet

Chile's Collectible Cabernet

A tasting of 30 vintages of Don Melchor reveals remarkable consistency and depth of flavor
Aug 31, 2020
SPECIAL REPORT: COVID-19: Pandemic Changes U.S. Wine Market

SPECIAL REPORT: COVID-19: Pandemic Changes U.S. Wine Market

The COVID-19 pandemic is radically upending the U.S. wine industry, impacting how consumers across …
Aug 31, 2020
Spanish Finds, Italian Originals, Bargains from Beaujolais

Spanish Finds, Italian Originals, Bargains from Beaujolais

Our editors select value picks to try from Spain, Italy, California and France.
Aug 31, 2020

Departments

Celebrating Restaurants

Celebrating Restaurants

Editor and Publisher Marvin R. Shanken introduces the July 31 & Aug. 31, 2020, issue, with stories …
Aug 31, 2020
<em>Wine Spectator</em> Grand Award Winners

Wine Spectator Grand Award Winners

World's greatest restaurant wine lists
Aug 31, 2020
Feedback

Feedback

Wine Spectator readers share their thoughts on the stories we publish on the worlds of wine, food …
Aug 31, 2020
Rioja Reigns

Rioja Reigns

Spain’s historic leader remains the most important wine region in the country
Aug 31, 2020
Bordeaux's Fractured Futures Campaign

Bordeaux's Fractured Futures Campaign

With the world economy reeling from COVID-19, the region's vintners pressed ahead with remote …
Aug 31, 2020
Unfiltered

Unfiltered

Actor Sarah Jessica Parker and musician Post Malone launch rosés for summer. And researchers …
Aug 31, 2020

The Buying Guide

The Buying Guide for this issue is available here.

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