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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 …
Aug 31, 2020
Chefs Step Up

Chefs Step Up

Due to the hardships caused by the coronavirus pandemic, restaurateurs have rolled up their sleeves …
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, restaurants …
Aug 31, 2020

Tasting Reports

California Cool

California Cool

A pure, fresh style of Chardonnay is making waves in the Golden State, resetting consumers’ …
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

With so many great Australian wines to choose from, consumers should be aware of one potential …
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

Germany achieved success with Riesling in 2018, delivering a panoply of standout dry versions.
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

Los Angeles–based chef Nancy Silverton shares recipes for an Italian-style family meal offering …
Aug 31, 2020
Pinkerton Avocados with Pea Shoots, Toasted Pine Nuts & Prosciutto

Pinkerton Avocados with Pea Shoots, Toasted Pine Nuts & Prosciutto

For the appetizer course of Nancy Silverton's family-style menu, this composed salad makes a great …
Aug 31, 2020
Bistecca Fiorentina

Bistecca Fiorentina

For the main course of Nancy Silverton's family-style menu, this standout steak is a perfect match …
Aug 31, 2020
Raspberry Jam Bars with Pistachio Crumble

Raspberry Jam Bars with Pistachio Crumble

For the dessert course of Nancy Silverton's family meal, these raspberry jam bars make a perfect …
Aug 31, 2020
Unstoppable Vodka

Unstoppable Vodka

Long overlooked by connoisseurs, vodka is in the midst of a stylistic renaissance, with new …
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

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

Wine Talk: Kate Upton Adds Wine to Her Résumé

Model and actor Kate Upton discusses her passion for wine and her decision to purchase a stake in …
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

From the inaugural 1987 vintage to the current-release 2017, Chile's Don Melchor has shown the …
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 …
Aug 31, 2020
<em>Wine Spectator</em> Grand Award Winners

Wine Spectator Grand Award Winners

Our list of 100 Grand Award winners, the highest level in our Restaurant Awards program, representi…
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

At Barcelona Wine Week, held in February 2020, Rioja asserted its claim to being Spain's benchmark …
Aug 31, 2020
Bordeaux's Fractured Futures Campaign

Bordeaux's Fractured Futures Campaign

Bordeaux vintners face the daunting prospect of mounting an en primeur  campaign in the midst of a …
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

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