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Robin Lail
May 31, 2020

Robin Lail

"For Robin Lail, it's not just a passion for wine. It’s a passion for who she is in this valley. She's a part of it. She's one of the treasures of this valley."—Molly Chappellet

Cover Stories

Creating Her Own Legacy

Creating Her Own Legacy

Daughter of California wine legend John Daniel Jr. of Inglenook, Robin Lail has traced the history …
May 31, 2020

Tasting Reports

Land of Contrasts

Land of Contrasts

Long known for bold reds, the South American wine powerhouse is showing signs of evolution as …
May 31, 2020
Alphabetical Guide to Chile

Alphabetical Guide to Chile

The wide-ranging diversity of Chile can be counted on to deliver highly rated reds and values …
May 31, 2020
Quantity and Quality

Quantity and Quality

Red Burgundy offers outstanding quality in the 2017 vintage, and an abundant harvest means there's …
May 31, 2020
Alphabetical Guide to Red Burgundy

Alphabetical Guide to Red Burgundy

It's rare for Burgundy to see a year like 2017, where the cellars are full and the wines are of …
May 31, 2020

Features

Tequila Comes of Age

Tequila Comes of Age

The hyperpremium end of the tequila market is booming thanks to growing interest in wood-aged …
May 31, 2020
Tequila Comes of Age: Michael Jordan’s Tequila Score

Tequila Comes of Age: Michael Jordan’s Tequila Score

Cincoro, a new tequila cofounded by a team of NBA owners—including Michael Jordan—has launched in …
May 31, 2020
Aldo Says Open Your Mind

Aldo Says Open Your Mind

The star somm provides a how-to guide to hosting a blind tasting in your home, complete with food …
May 31, 2020
Aldo Sohm's First Tasting: Sparkling Wine and Fried Chicken

Aldo Sohm's First Tasting: Sparkling Wine and Fried Chicken

Pair this delectable fried chicken recipe with a bright bubbly in the first course from star …
May 31, 2020
Aldo Sohm's Second Tasting: Sauvignon Blanc and Tuna Tartine

Aldo Sohm's Second Tasting: Sauvignon Blanc and Tuna Tartine

Pair this recipe for tuna tartine with an aromatic Sauvignon Blanc in the second course from star …
May 31, 2020
Aldo Sohm's Third Tasting: Cabernet Blends and Braised Short Ribs

Aldo Sohm's Third Tasting: Cabernet Blends and Braised Short Ribs

The star sommelier pairs this make-ahead recipe with a hearty red wine blend for a flight in a …
May 31, 2020
Rosé Roundtable

Rosé Roundtable

Sommeliers from Wine Spectator Restaurant Award winners discuss many sides of pink wine, from what …
May 31, 2020

Grapevine

Staying the Cabernet Course in Napa

Staying the Cabernet Course in Napa

The Shafer family stands tall in a region undergoing sweeping change by sticking to what they do …
May 31, 2020
Spain Shines at Barcelona Wine Week

Spain Shines at Barcelona Wine Week

The first-ever Barcelona Wine Week drew guests from across the globe for three days of events, …
May 31, 2020
Star Chefs: From TV to Tableside

Star Chefs: From TV to Tableside

Match delicious food and star power with this guide to Wine Spectator award-winning restaurants …
May 31, 2020
Tasting Plate: British Family Rule

Tasting Plate: British Family Rule

Artisanal producers from the British Isles showcase diverse and delectable styles, from traditional …
May 31, 2020
The Price of Excellence

The Price of Excellence

The Peterson family has elevated Panamanian coffee to the world stage with Hacienda La Esmeralda's …
May 31, 2020
A Golden Age for Sauvignon Blanc

A Golden Age for Sauvignon Blanc

California vintners are challenging expectations for Sauvignon Blanc, delivering complex aged …
May 31, 2020
Alphabetical Guide to Sauvignon Blanc

Alphabetical Guide to Sauvignon Blanc

In California, Sauvignon Blanc winemakers are experimenting with different expressions of the grape …
May 31, 2020
Burgundy and Rare Spirits Boom in 2019

Burgundy and Rare Spirits Boom in 2019

Wine and spirits auction sales continued to rise in 2019, with rare Scotch smashing records. But a …
May 31, 2020
Chilean Choices, Sauvignon Selects, Zesty Reds from Across the Globe

Chilean Choices, Sauvignon Selects, Zesty Reds from Across the Globe

Wine Spectator editors select great value picks across a range of categories, from Chilean …
May 31, 2020

Departments

Robin Lail

Robin Lail

Wine Spectator editor and publisher Marvin R. Shanken discusses the May 31, 2020, issue, with …
May 31, 2020
Feedback

Feedback

Wine Spectator readers write in to share their thoughts on the stories we publish on the world of …
May 31, 2020
Arrowood’s Adiós

Arrowood’s Adiós

After 55 years in winemaking, star vintner Richard Arrowood is leaving Sonoma to start a new …
May 31, 2020
Evolution, Not Revolution

Evolution, Not Revolution

An infusion of capital into Brunello producer Biondi-Santi has allowed the iconic brand to shore up …
May 31, 2020
Unfiltered

Unfiltered

A team of researchers recently presented evidence that some of the most prized wines of antiquity …
May 31, 2020

The Buying Guide

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