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The Top 100
Dec 31, 2015

The Top 100

The wines our editors found among the most interesting in 2015 are a diverse group—ranging from emerging labels and regions to traditional estates exploring new directions—but all generated excitement.

Cover Stories

The Top 100

The Top 100

Dec 31, 2015
Wine of the Year

Wine of the Year

Wine Spectator 's wine of the year is a wine that epitomizes the modern style of Napa Cabernet and …
Dec 31, 2015
Top 100 at a Glance

Top 100 at a Glance

Dec 31, 2015
10 Years of Top 10s

10 Years of Top 10s

Dec 31, 2015

Tasting Reports

Argentine Evolution

Argentine Evolution

Argentinian vintners are masters of the red grape Malbec, which they have made their nation's …
Dec 31, 2015

Features

Top 100 Values

Top 100 Values

We at Wine Spectator believe that knowing the basics of wine is key to searching out value. Wine …
Dec 31, 2015
2015 New York Wine Experience

2015 New York Wine Experience

Much like love, wine can be a powerful thing. It can brighten a meal. It can bring folks together. …
Dec 31, 2015
The Seminars

The Seminars

Dec 31, 2015
The Big Finish: The Grand Award Banquet

The Big Finish: The Grand Award Banquet

After a weekend filled with friends new and old, fascinating wine stories and tastes of more than …
Dec 31, 2015
In Memoriam

In Memoriam

Dec 31, 2015

Grapevine

Fears Over Vine Pesticides Roil France

Fears Over Vine Pesticides Roil France

A report by French health agencies has found an unexpectedly high number of cancer cases in …
Dec 31, 2015
Report Details Fake Wine in China

Report Details Fake Wine in China

China's thriving counterfeit wine market has pushed trade experts at the French Foreign Trade …
Dec 31, 2015
Holidays at the Grand Awards

Holidays at the Grand Awards

To ring in the New Year in grand style, choose from a list of the best. Wine Spectator Grand …
Dec 31, 2015
A Year of Surprises

A Year of Surprises

Wine Spectator 's Jack Bettridge has been struck in recent years by the way the constant expansion …
Dec 31, 2015
At Home With Margaret Rens

At Home With Margaret Rens

Margaret Rens and her husband, Ronald, both Dutch, followed their dream, moving not just to France, …
Dec 31, 2015
2005 California Cabernet Sauvignon: Hit or Miss

2005 California Cabernet Sauvignon: Hit or Miss

The 2005 Napa Valley Cabernet vintage at age 10 has proven to be a bit of a roller coaster. Many of …
Dec 31, 2015
Treasury Wine Buys Diageo Brands for $600 Million

Treasury Wine Buys Diageo Brands for $600 Million

Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) has made a major move, agreeing to acquire the majority of Diageo's …
Dec 31, 2015
Ernie Els Wines Takes on Investment Partner to Spur Growth

Ernie Els Wines Takes on Investment Partner to Spur Growth

Ernie Els Wines, the South African wine company founded by the champion golfer, has linked with a …
Dec 31, 2015
In Brief: Chanel Buys Napa Valley's St. Supéry

In Brief: Chanel Buys Napa Valley's St. Supéry

Chanel, the global fashion firm owned by Alain and Gérard Wertheimer, is expanding to California …
Dec 31, 2015

Departments

Grilled Octopus a <em>la Plancha</em> With a Jura White

Grilled Octopus a la Plancha With a Jura White

This Wine Spectator recipe incorporates an Italian tradition that chef Jimmy Bannos Jr. learned …
Dec 31, 2015
Feedback

Feedback

Dec 31, 2015
“Plan B” for Wine

“Plan B” for Wine

We all love Plan A. Plan A for wine is opening a bottle of one of your favorites. But Wine Plan A …
Dec 31, 2015

The Buying Guide

The Buying Guide for this issue is available here.

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

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

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