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The Top 100
Dec 31, 2021

The Top 100

Wine is a long game, requiring unwavering dedication and boundless energy to reach the pinnacle. Our Wine of the Year is a prime example. A benchmark for its region and capturing the essence of its vintage, it reflects its maker’s lifetime of experience. Learn more about it and the 99 other most exciting wines our editors reviewed in the past year!

Cover Stories

Article available on Dec 9, 2021. The Top 100

The Top 100

Our Annual Roundup of the Year’s Most Exciting Wines
Nov 30, 2021

Tasting Reports

Article available on Dec 9, 2021. Modern Malbecs

Modern Malbecs

After a string of difficult years, Argentina vintners are back on track with the 2018 vintage, and …
Dec 31, 2021
Alphabetical Guide to Argentina

Alphabetical Guide to Argentina

Get scores for nearly 200 wines from Argentina recently reviewed in Wine Spectator blind tastings, …
Dec 31, 2021
Article available on Dec 9, 2021. Pushing the Boundaries

Pushing the Boundaries

U.S. sparkling wine producers add innovative bottlings to the lineup
Dec 31, 2021
Alphabetical Guide to U.S. Sparkling Wines

Alphabetical Guide to U.S. Sparkling Wines

Get scores for nearly 100 sparkling white and rosé wines recently reviewed in Wine Spectator blind …
Dec 31, 2021

Features

Article available on Dec 9, 2021. Singular Malts

Singular Malts

The most prestigious, and collectible, whiskies come from Scotland
Dec 31, 2021

Grapevine

Article available on Dec 9, 2021. Tahiirah Habibi Makes Wine Inclusive

Tahiirah Habibi Makes Wine Inclusive

The sommelier and founder of the Hue Society talks about her path to wine and activism
Dec 31, 2021
Article available on Dec 9, 2021. Great Times for Caviar

Great Times for Caviar

Dec 31, 2021
Article available on Dec 9, 2021. Bubbles & Cream: A Fine Match

Bubbles & Cream: A Fine Match

Dec 31, 2021
Article available on Dec 9, 2021. ’Tis the Season

’Tis the Season

Hot cups of cheer
Dec 31, 2021
Article available on Dec 9, 2021. What Comes Next in Wine Shipping Fight?

What Comes Next in Wine Shipping Fight?

Dec 31, 2021
Article available on Dec 9, 2021. Savvy Shopper: Diverse Picks from Around the Globe

Savvy Shopper: Diverse Picks from Around the Globe

Dec 31, 2021

Departments

Article available on Dec 9, 2021. Why Dominus? Wine of the Year

Why Dominus? Wine of the Year

Dec 31, 2021
Article available on Dec 9, 2021. Burgundy Prepares

Burgundy Prepares

Dec 31, 2021
Article available on Dec 9, 2021. Get a Bead on It

Get a Bead on It

Dec 31, 2021
Article available on Dec 9, 2021. Byzantine Behemoth

Byzantine Behemoth

Massive 1,500-year-old winery discovered in Israel
Dec 31, 2021

The Buying Guide

The Buying Guide for this issue is available here.

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TOP 100 WINES OF THE YEAR Join Wine Spectator's senior editors as they discuss this year's Top 10 in our annual video series. Plus, discover more original content. Find matching recipes and in-depth articles related to this year's Top 10. And take a look through wine history with our full set of Top 100 lists back to 1988. Plus, enter our sweepstakes to win the Top 10 Wines of 2021!

 

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