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Women Chefs of San Francisco
May 31, 2019

Women Chefs of San Francisco

From tasting menus to farm-to-table, today's women chefs stand on the shoulders of pioneers. Among the modern leaders is Dominique Crenn, whose ingredient-driven restaurants span from fine dining to small plates.

Cover Stories

Revolution by the Bay

Revolution by the Bay

Innumerable culinary trends, from chef's menus to farm-to-table cooking, originated with women …
May 31, 2019
Dominique Crenn: Brioche

Dominique Crenn: Brioche

Chef Dominique Crenn shares her recipe for crispy-crusted brioche miniloaves, whose buttery …
May 31, 2019
Melissa Perello: Caldo Verde

Melissa Perello: Caldo Verde

Chef Melissa Perello shares her version of caldo verde, a hearty Portuguese soup, with personal …
May 31, 2019
Alice Waters: Pollo al Mattone

Alice Waters: Pollo al Mattone

Legendary chef Alice Waters of Chez Panisse shares her simple pollo al mattone chicken recipe, …
May 31, 2019
Leaders Around the Nation

Leaders Around the Nation

These eight female chefs changed culinary attitudes in the U.S. and globally. They often home in on …
May 31, 2019

Tasting Reports

Red Burgundy Alphabetical Listing

Red Burgundy Alphabetical Listing

A free alphabetical list offering more than 640 Red Burgundy wines reviewed for the tasting report …
May 31, 2019
Chile Alphabetical Listing

Chile Alphabetical Listing

A free alphabetical list offering more than 240 Chilean wines reviewed for the tasting report in …
May 31, 2019
Cold Comfort

Cold Comfort

Despite a challenging harvest the best 2016s are classics in the making—vibrant, expressive and …
May 31, 2019
Age of Exploration

Age of Exploration

The 2018 vintage of Chile's red and white wines has the potential to be the best year since 2015. …
May 31, 2019

Features

Welcome to Wine Country

Welcome to Wine Country

Wine Country , to be released May 10 by Netflix, is the first feature film directed by Amy Poehler. …
May 31, 2019

Grapevine

A Taste for Los Angeles

A Taste for Los Angeles

Compartés, one of Los Angeles' oldest traditional chocolate shops, makes their treats from scratch …
May 31, 2019
Instant Gratification

Instant Gratification

Three start-ups are raising the bar on instant coffee, instituting new production and brewing …
May 31, 2019
Copper Crackdown Vexes Vintners

Copper Crackdown Vexes Vintners

The E.U. is creating new limits on the use of copper compounds, with the long-term goal of banning …
May 31, 2019
Champagne Roederer Buys Sonoma's Merry Edwards

Champagne Roederer Buys Sonoma's Merry Edwards

Merry Edwards Winery was purchased by Louis Roederer Champagne. The sale of the Sonoma County wine …
May 31, 2019
Italian Authorities Uncover Counterfeit Tignanello Scheme

Italian Authorities Uncover Counterfeit Tignanello Scheme

Italian authorities have thwarted a potentially large wine crime, arresting three people in an …
May 31, 2019
Spend the Night in a Wine Barrel

Spend the Night in a Wine Barrel

From Germany to Chile, boutique barriques offer a wine-country stay more immersive than most: …
May 31, 2019
Sebastian Maniscalco Stays Thirsty

Sebastian Maniscalco Stays Thirsty

Comedian Sebastian Maniscalco enjoys unwinding from his fast-paced career with a bottle of wine. He …
May 31, 2019
A DIY Cellar of Stories

A DIY Cellar of Stories

Gregory and Lezlye Zupkus used black cherry wood to hand-build their cellar. The Connecticut-based …
May 31, 2019
West Coast Reds, Old World Whites and Southern Hemisphere Finds

West Coast Reds, Old World Whites and Southern Hemisphere Finds

We bring you a selection of values showcasing Washington and Oregon, lesser-known quality whites …
May 31, 2019
Tequila's Ebb and Flow

Tequila's Ebb and Flow

An agave price hike is putting the squeeze on smaller tequila producers, but larger companies have …
May 31, 2019
Bordeaux's Liquid Gold Country

Bordeaux's Liquid Gold Country

Medieval castles and natural beauty provide a bucolic backdrop to Bordeaux tourism. And if you want …
May 31, 2019

Departments

Diamond in the Rough

Diamond in the Rough

Diamond Creek Vineyards overcame many obstacles on its way to becoming one of Napa’s premier …
May 31, 2019
Tuning Up to Wine

Tuning Up to Wine

Violinist Cho-Liang Lin is part of a long lineage of musicians drawn to the world of fine wine. …
May 31, 2019
Feedback

Feedback

Wine Spectator readers share their thoughts, ideas and opinions on the stories we publish on the …
May 31, 2019
Setting the Table in San Francisco

Setting the Table in San Francisco

Wine Spectator editor and publisher Marvin R. Shanken discusses the May 31, 2019, issue, with …
May 31, 2019
White Asparagus with Sauvignon Blanc

White Asparagus with Sauvignon Blanc

This springy, fresh salad, created by Abram Bissell, chef at the Modern restaurant in New York, was …
May 31, 2019

The Buying Guide

The Buying Guide for this issue is available here.

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

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

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2018 BORDEAUX BARREL TASTINGS  Bordeaux's 2018 growing season got off to a rough start, with heavy rains endangering the vintage. But the summer brought lots of sunshine, and an ideal harvest season has vintners optimistic. Senior editor James Molesworth made his annual trip to Bordeaux to taste the young wines from barrel. Which 2018s will be worth buying as futures? Follow his reports highlighting top châteaus and estates to watch. Plus, get his scores and tasting notes for hundreds of Bordeaux reds, dry whites and sweet wines.

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