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Nov 30, 2017

Tequila

Tequila is no longer just a drink of rowdy parties or of the common man. It has become like a glass of Champagne. It can be ordered as an aperitif in restaurants, consumed with meals or quaffed after dinner. It has found its place on the home bars of wealthy connoisseurs as well as at watering holes frequented by blue-collar workers.

Cover Stories

The Tequila Trail

The Tequila Trail

For many Americans, tequila may just be a party drink. But in reality, it has considerable depth …
Nov 30, 2017
Mezcal

Mezcal

Tequila may be considered as a defined subset of mezcal. Both are made from agave, but tequila can …
Nov 30, 2017
From Field to Bottle

From Field to Bottle

Not all tequilas are made the same. Wine Spectator 's Gordon Mott explains the production process.
Nov 30, 2017
Tequila Boom

Tequila Boom

In recent years, tequila sales and consumer interest have increased which has driven many of the …
Nov 30, 2017

Tasting Reports

Rhône Valley Alphabetical Listing

Rhône Valley Alphabetical Listing

A free alphabetical list offering more than 925 Rhône Valley wines reviewed for the tasting report …
Nov 30, 2017
Spain's Sparkling Revival

Spain's Sparkling Revival

As quality-orientated viticulture and winemaking gains momentum in Spain, many Cava producers are …
Nov 30, 2017
Spanish Leaders

Spanish Leaders

Wine Spectator 's Alison Napjus considers four wineries that are elevating the quality of Spanish …
Nov 30, 2017
Merlot Magic

Merlot Magic

California Merlot, that finicky grape, is seeing a resurgence in popularity, but winemakers have …
Nov 30, 2017
Rhône Boom

Rhône Boom

The Rhône 2016 vintage should be an impressive follow-up to 2015. However, the south soars, while …
Nov 30, 2017
Next Up 2016

Next Up 2016

There is something unusual about the 2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape vintage. It's very dark and fresh, …
Nov 30, 2017

Features

A Melting Pot Menu

A Melting Pot Menu

Executive chef Victor Flores from signature Manhattan restaurant group Joe Allen shares his holiday …
Nov 30, 2017

Grapevine

Charles Banks Sells Stake in Mayacamas, Enters Prison

Charles Banks Sells Stake in Mayacamas, Enters Prison

Charles Banks, former financial adviser and the founder of Terroir Life, which owns or manages …
Nov 30, 2017
Bordeaux Rising Star Château Phélan Ségur Sold

Bordeaux Rising Star Château Phélan Ségur Sold

Belgian businessman Philippe Van de Vyvere has agreed to purchase Bordeaux's Château Phélan Ségur …
Nov 30, 2017
Florida Restaurants Regroup After Irma

Florida Restaurants Regroup After Irma

In Florida and the Caribbean, Hurricane Irma damaged or destroyed homes and businesses, restaurants …
Nov 30, 2017
Drinkers Wanted

Drinkers Wanted

Tom Votel wanted to build a wine cellar that could hold approximately 700 wines and that would …
Nov 30, 2017
A Vertical of Valdicava

A Vertical of Valdicava

A recent vertical tasting of Madonna del Piano Riserva offered Wine Spectator 's Bruce Sanderson …
Nov 30, 2017
Rhône Rewards, Spanish Sippers, Reds and Whites from Italy

Rhône Rewards, Spanish Sippers, Reds and Whites from Italy

Wine Spectator 's Bruce Sanderson brings you a group of great values from France's Rhône Valley, …
Nov 30, 2017
Mexico City

Mexico City

Wine Spectator contributing editor Gordon Mott offers his travel picks to the best places to dine, …
Nov 30, 2017

Departments

A Big Bottle's Big Moment

A Big Bottle's Big Moment

Wine Spectator 's James Laube ponders when to drink that special bottle in your cellar.
Nov 30, 2017
Are Good Tasters Born or Made?

Are Good Tasters Born or Made?

Wine Spectator 's Matt Kramer discusses nature vs. nurture when it comes to wine tasting.
Nov 30, 2017
FAQ: Two Rhônes Diverged

FAQ: Two Rhônes Diverged

Wine Spectator 's staff offers interesting facts on the Northern and Southern Rhône valleys of …
Nov 30, 2017
Feedback

Feedback

Wine Spectator readers share their thoughts, ideas and opinions on the stories we publish on the …
Nov 30, 2017
The Spirit of Mexico

The Spirit of Mexico

Wine Spectator and publisher Marvin R. Shanken discusses tequila's emerging success and appeal in …
Nov 30, 2017
Squash Salad with a Rhône White

Squash Salad with a Rhône White

Chef Amandine Chaignot shares a wintry appetizer with Wine Spectator that combines earthy …
Nov 30, 2017

The Buying Guide

The Buying Guide for this issue is available here.

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

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

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

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  • Châteauneuf-du-Pape's Best-Kept Secret: A sliver of the Southern Rhône's Châteauneuf production is white wines. Paul-Vincent Avril of Clos des Papes makes one of the best.

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