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Nov 15, 2018

Thomas Rivers Brown

"One thing I realized about wine is that you can never know everything there is to know. That appealed to my intellectual curiosity."—Thomas Rivers Brown

Cover Stories

The Midas Touch of Thomas Rivers Brown

The Midas Touch of Thomas Rivers Brown

Winemaker Thomas Rivers Brown has become one of Napa's most accomplished winemakers, handily …
Nov 15, 2018
Selected Recent Releases

Selected Recent Releases

An alphabetical list offering a selection from among some 150 individual bottlings made by Thomas …
Nov 15, 2018

Tasting Reports

Shifting Ground

Shifting Ground

From afar, Cabernet Sauvignon's status as California's top red appears to be solid, as the variety …
Nov 15, 2018
Triple Play

Triple Play

2017 for France's Loire Valley will be remembered for its early-spring frost, when temperatures …
Nov 15, 2018

Features

Accidental Empire

Accidental Empire

Argentinian oil and gas billionaire Alejandro Bulgheroni has embarked on wine projects in the past …
Nov 15, 2018
Breaking New Ground

Breaking New Ground

Over time, Grace and Ken Evenstad have transformed and expanded their original Oregon estate on a …
Nov 15, 2018
The 2018 Grand Tastings

The 2018 Grand Tastings

The Wine Experience is an opportunity for winemakers and consumers to share their passion for wine. …
Nov 15, 2018
The Rebirth of Quinta do Noval

The Rebirth of Quinta do Noval

At Quinta do Noval, managing director Christian Seely is proving that Port, just as any other great …
Nov 15, 2018
New Energy in Porto

New Energy in Porto

In the past few years Portugal has been booming in tourism and investment, and drawing record …
Nov 15, 2018
Striking Whites

Striking Whites

Skin-contact wines may not appeal to everyone. But they are worth seeking out for their distinctive …
Nov 15, 2018

Grapevine

Bark-Wrapped Treats: Rare & Delicious

Bark-Wrapped Treats: Rare & Delicious

Seasonal and scarce, bark-wrapped fine cheeses traditionally hit stores just in time for the …
Nov 15, 2018
A Big Little Difference

A Big Little Difference

In the course of Lucia Solis' wine research, she developed a parallel interest in the fermentation …
Nov 15, 2018
Experts Duel Over Safety of Drinking

Experts Duel Over Safety of Drinking

Is drinking any alcohol whatsoever dangerous? A study compared consumption in 195 countries to …
Nov 15, 2018
Sommeliers Share Their Secrets

Sommeliers Share Their Secrets

For our Sommelier Talk feature on WineSpectator.com, we regularly ask the pros for their tips for …
Nov 15, 2018
Spanish Stars, French Favorites, Picks from Austria

Spanish Stars, French Favorites, Picks from Austria

Bruce Sanderson brings you great deals on Spanish wines, a selection of bargains from France, …
Nov 15, 2018
What’s New in the Big Apple?

What’s New in the Big Apple?

If you're planning on visiting New York City, Julie Harans and Emma Balter recommend checking out …
Nov 15, 2018

Departments

Cult Classic

Cult Classic

A half-century before cult wines became the rage, there was Stony Hill Vineyard in Napa Valley, the …
Nov 15, 2018
We'll Always Have Paris

We'll Always Have Paris

Bruce Sanderson had the pleasure of visiting Paris this summer, and while he was there he stopped …
Nov 15, 2018
Feedback

Feedback

Wine Spectator readers share their thoughts, ideas and opinions on the stories we publish on the …
Nov 15, 2018
California and Cabernet

California and Cabernet

Wine Spectator editor and publisher Marvin R. Shanken discusses the Nov. 15, 2018, issue, with …
Nov 15, 2018
Cauliflower Tagine with a Sicilian Red

Cauliflower Tagine with a Sicilian Red

Chef Perry Hendrix of Avec in Chicago presents a recipe for Moroccan-inspired roasted cauliflower …
Nov 15, 2018

The Buying Guide

The Buying Guide for this issue is available here.

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

Skin-Contact Whites: A free chart offers an alphabetical list of all Skin-Contact white wines reviewed for the tasting report in this issue.

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  • Green Harvesting: In the middle of the growing season, workers in Napa Valley's Eisele Vineyard remove clusters of Cabernet grapes from the weakest shoots on each vine. Winemaker Hélène Mingot explains this fine-tuning process.
  • A Perfect Match: Roasted Cauliflower and Nero d'Avola: Find out more about this intriguing pairing—and get the recipe from chef Perry Hendrix of Avec in Chicago.

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