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Feb 28, 2019

Smart Buys

California has responded to price pressure from abroad with an increasing number of bargains, while in elite Old World regions such as Piedmont, a string of excellent harvests has driven up quality for lower-priced categories.

Cover Stories

A New Era of Value

A New Era of Value

Wine Spectator 's annual roundup of wines rated 90 points or higher and priced at $30 or less …
Feb 28, 2019
Argentina, Australia, Austria and Chile

Argentina, Australia, Austria and Chile

These bottlings from Argentina, Australia, Austria and Chile made Wine Spectator 's annual roundup …
Feb 28, 2019
France, Germany and Italy

France, Germany and Italy

These bottlings from France, Germany and Italy made Wine Spectator 's annual roundup of high …
Feb 28, 2019
New Zealand, Portugal, South Africa and Spain

New Zealand, Portugal, South Africa and Spain

These bottlings from New Zealand, Portugal, South Africa and Spain made Wine Spectator 's annual …
Feb 28, 2019
Other International

Other International

These bottlings from the Other International category made Wine Spectator 's annual roundup of …
Feb 28, 2019
California, New York, Oregon and Washington

California, New York, Oregon and Washington

These bottlings from California, New York, Oregon and Washington made Wine Spectator 's annual …
Feb 28, 2019
U.S. Sparkling

U.S. Sparkling

These bottlings of U.S. sparkling wine made  Wine Spectator 's annual roundup of high quality, …
Feb 28, 2019

Tasting Reports

Quality Over Quantity

Quality Over Quantity

The world of Port is rich in its offerings. With a pair of excellent vintages now on the market and …
Feb 28, 2019

Features

Editors' Notebook

Editors' Notebook

Wine Spectator 's senior editors present a few of the wines, people, places and moments that made …
Feb 28, 2019
Adventures of Peter Sisseck

Adventures of Peter Sisseck

Wine Spectator 's Thomas Matthews examines why winemaker Peter Sisseck has been willing to leave …
Feb 28, 2019
Neighborhood Haunt In Brooklyn

Neighborhood Haunt In Brooklyn

Wine Spectator 's Thomas Matthews praises the neighborhood charms of Camperdown Elm restaurant in …
Feb 28, 2019
A Treasure in my Cellar

A Treasure in my Cellar

Wine Spectator's Thomas Matthews discusses a hidden gem found in his cellar that opened up a trove …
Feb 28, 2019
Nebbiolo Nirvana

Nebbiolo Nirvana

Bruce Sanderson believes that Monvigliero in Barolo is one of the most appealing sites in this …
Feb 28, 2019
Chianti Classico, The Poggerino Way

Chianti Classico, The Poggerino Way

Bruce Sanderson loves the style of wine produced by Fattoria Poggerino, in Tuscany's Chianti …
Feb 28, 2019
California Cabernet, Then and Now

California Cabernet, Then and Now

Despite drinking a fair amount of California Cabernet in his earlier wine-loving years, Wine …
Feb 28, 2019
Royal Treatment In Paris

Royal Treatment In Paris

When it comes to a little self-pampering after a long stretch of work, Wine Spectator 's James …
Feb 28, 2019
Louis Barruol's Greater Good

Louis Barruol's Greater Good

Gigondas hasn't succeeded solely because of Louis Barruol, owner and vigneron of Château de …
Feb 28, 2019
Homegrown Flavors in Yountville

Homegrown Flavors in Yountville

Napa vintner and restaurateur Frank Altamura, his wife Karen and their son, Giancarlo, use their …
Feb 28, 2019
Winding Road to Washington

Winding Road to Washington

Wine Spectator 's Tim Fish believes that people with compelling lives make compelling wines. And …
Feb 28, 2019
Artisanal Sonoma at the Barlow

Artisanal Sonoma at the Barlow

The Barlow arose from the ruins of the apple industry, quite literally. Once an applesauce-canning …
Feb 28, 2019
A Guiding Light In Soave

A Guiding Light In Soave

Northern Italy's Leonildo Pieropan winery in Soave was founded by Leonildo Pieropan in 1890, but it …
Feb 28, 2019
Destination Dining in Prague

Destination Dining in Prague

The most delicious and creative meal Alison Napjus ate in the past year, accompanied by fantastic …
Feb 28, 2019
Patricia Tóth’s Etna Odyssey

Patricia Tóth’s Etna Odyssey

Patricia Tóth, the vivacious head winemaker at Planeta in Etna, holds an optimistic outlook for the …
Feb 28, 2019
Harvey & Carol; Myron & Alice

Harvey & Carol; Myron & Alice

For his 50th wedding anniversary, Harvey Steiman and his wife, Carol, decided to celebrate quietly …
Feb 28, 2019
The True Sonoma Coast

The True Sonoma Coast

According to Wine Spectator 's Kim Marcus, the true Sonoma Coast lies in the far western reaches …
Feb 28, 2019
Renewal in Wine Country

Renewal in Wine Country

What the new growing season highlights in Califonia wine country is that it's slowly but surely …
Feb 28, 2019
Samantha Rudd: Home to Stay

Samantha Rudd: Home to Stay

Leslie Rudd of Rudd Oakville Estate made an enormous impact in Napa and built an impressive …
Feb 28, 2019
Seafood & Sauvignon Feast

Seafood & Sauvignon Feast

In a bid to escape the rain in London, Wine Spectator 's MaryAnn Worobiec happened upon Applebee's …
Feb 28, 2019
Best Bet Burgundy

Best Bet Burgundy

Domaine de l'Arlot, located in Prémeaux-Prissey, is one of Burgundy's best estates. Its manor house …
Feb 28, 2019
Easton Zinfandel: A Taste of Place

Easton Zinfandel: A Taste of Place

Bill Easton is the man behind the Zinfandel. And at 66, has more than 30 years under his winemaking …
Feb 28, 2019
Diamond in the Rockies

Diamond in the Rockies

Grand Junction, an eastern Colorado city of 62,000, might be considered a remote spot. But 626 On …
Feb 28, 2019
Salmon: King of the Pacific

Salmon: King of the Pacific

Kim Marcus grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area, where he and his family celebrated roast salmon …
Feb 28, 2019
Wine of the Year Revisited

Wine of the Year Revisited

MaryAnn Worobiec was catching up with John and Tim Duval of John Duval Wines at Compline in Napa, …
Feb 28, 2019
Pull-Out Vintage Card: 2019 Edition

Pull-Out Vintage Card: 2019 Edition

Regularly updated vintage charts are available free for most phones and tablets on our WineRatings+ …
Feb 28, 2019

Grapevine

Tarted Up

Tarted Up

Valentine's Day has only two rules: stay in and eat chocolate. Crafting something special with your …
Feb 28, 2019
Illy's United Nations of Coffee

Illy's United Nations of Coffee

Italian espresso giant Illy is expanding its global profile, spotlighting growers from a range of …
Feb 28, 2019
California Wildfires Devastate Malibu Wine Region

California Wildfires Devastate Malibu Wine Region

The Woolsey fire was one of several in the California in November 2018. Conditions were exacerbated …
Feb 28, 2019
Marvin R. Shanken Receives Magazine Industry Lifetime Achievement Award

Marvin R. Shanken Receives Magazine Industry Lifetime Achievement Award

The 2019 Association of Magazine Media's Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to Marvin R. …
Feb 28, 2019
In Brief: Feds Order Joe Wagner to Change Wine Labels; Drew Bledsoe Builds New Walla Walla Winery

In Brief: Feds Order Joe Wagner to Change Wine Labels; Drew Bledsoe Builds New Walla Walla Winery

The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau has rescinded its label approval for vintner Joe …
Feb 28, 2019
Continental Standouts, U.S. Bargains and German Rieslings

Continental Standouts, U.S. Bargains and German Rieslings

Wine Spectator 's Bruce Sanderson introduces a selection of wine values from the European union, …
Feb 28, 2019
Mixing By the Book

Mixing By the Book

When America rediscovered one of its most influential culinary forms after suffering through the …
Feb 28, 2019
It's All About the Après-Ski

It's All About the Après-Ski

Wine Spectator 's Julie Harans and Emma Balter explore a variety of hotels from across the globe …
Feb 28, 2019
Switzerland's Secrets

Switzerland's Secrets

Switzerland offers a treasure trove of discoveries for wine lovers. And though finding Swiss …
Feb 28, 2019
The Year in Wine: 2018 in Perspective

The Year in Wine: 2018 in Perspective

Our editors reviewed more than 15,000 newly released wines in independent blind tastings in 2018, …
Feb 28, 2019

Departments

2018 Article Index

2018 Article Index

The Article Index is a quick guide to finding major stories published in Wine Spectator in 2018. …
Feb 28, 2019
Adventures in South Africa

Adventures in South Africa

James Laube expected his trip to South Africa to focus on the country's wines. Instead, he found …
Feb 28, 2019
All Barrels Are Not Created Equal

All Barrels Are Not Created Equal

Oak barrels can have widely varying impacts on the structure and flavor of red wines, depending on …
Feb 28, 2019
Feedback

Feedback

Wine Spectator readers share their thoughts, ideas and opinions on the stories we publish on the …
Feb 28, 2019
Tastings and Tasters

Tastings and Tasters

Wine Spectator editor and publisher Marvin R. Shanken discusses the Jan. 31–Feb. 28, 2019, issue, …
Feb 28, 2019
Baeckeoffe with Riesling

Baeckeoffe with Riesling

Gabriel Kreuther will proudly tell you that his roots are in Alsace, on a remote farm outside …
Feb 28, 2019

The Buying Guide

The Buying Guide for this issue is available here.

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

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

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