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Tillman Fertitta
Dec 15, 2018

Tillman Fertitta

For wine lovers, the most beautiful feature of Fertitta's Post Oak hotel is tucked away on the fourth floor. It's the wine cellar—30,000 bottles filled out by as many large-format and rare wines as he can get his hands on.

Cover Stories

Tilman Fertitta Bets Big On Wine

Tilman Fertitta Bets Big On Wine

Tilman Fertitta runs more than 600 restaurants as the CEO and owner of Landry's, one of America's …
Dec 15, 2018
Landry's Restaurant Group

Landry's Restaurant Group

Wine Spectator offers a snapshot of the 600 restaurants Tilman Fertitta manages as CEO and owner …
Dec 15, 2018

Tasting Reports

Champagne Alphabetical Listing

Champagne Alphabetical Listing

A free alphabetical list offering more than 325 Champagne wines reviewed for the tasting report in …
Dec 15, 2018
Champagne's Polish

Champagne's Polish

Despite a string of inconsistent harvests in recent years, Champagne remains a reliable choice for …
Dec 15, 2018

Features

Dom Pérignon

Dom Pérignon

Dom Pérignon, the prestige cuvée from Moët & Chandon, has become one of the most recognizable …
Dec 15, 2018
The Distiller's Distiller

The Distiller's Distiller

Wild Turkey's Jimmy Russell, master distiller emeritus, is a legendary figure in the world of …
Dec 15, 2018
Lodi Looks Ahead

Lodi Looks Ahead

Lodi is a good place to grow grapes—some might say too good. The area's 110,000 acres of vineyards …
Dec 15, 2018

Grapevine

Sonoma County Wine Auction Helps Wildfire Relief

Sonoma County Wine Auction Helps Wildfire Relief

The annual Sonoma County Wine Auction, organized by Sonoma County Vintners, was held at La Crema …
Dec 15, 2018
Auction of Washington Wines Secures $4.3 Million for Kids' Causes

Auction of Washington Wines Secures $4.3 Million for Kids' Causes

The 31st annual Auction of Washington Wines exceeded its fundraising goal by millions of dollars. …
Dec 15, 2018
Spread the Love, and the Cheese

Spread the Love, and the Cheese

With the holidays just around the corner, David Gibbons compiled a list of gifts that is perfect …
Dec 15, 2018
The Chef Is in the Mail

The Chef Is in the Mail

With the holidays just around the corner, Owen Dugan compiled a list of gifts that is perfect for …
Dec 15, 2018
Espresso Yourself

Espresso Yourself

With the holidays just around the corner, Ben Lasman compiled a list of gifts perfectly suited for …
Dec 15, 2018
Cotton Clashes With Cabernet in Texas

Cotton Clashes With Cabernet in Texas

A conflict between cotton and grapes is emerging in Texas, as many Texas High Plains grapegrowers …
Dec 15, 2018
French Whites, the Best of Tuscany and Piedmont, Global Values

French Whites, the Best of Tuscany and Piedmont, Global Values

Bruce Sanderson recommends picks from Tuscany, global values, and French whites from Burgundy and …
Dec 15, 2018
Traveling Companions

Traveling Companions

With the holidays just around the corner, Emma Balter compiled a list of gifts that is perfect for …
Dec 15, 2018
Oregon Vintners Battle With California’s Joe Wagner

Oregon Vintners Battle With California’s Joe Wagner

The Oregon Liquor Control Commission is looking into whether two of vintner Joe Wagner's Oregon …
Dec 15, 2018
Supreme Court Takes Wine Retailer Case

Supreme Court Takes Wine Retailer Case

Emma Balter reports that the U.S. Supreme Court will decide in its next session whether the 21st …
Dec 15, 2018
'The Soul of Barolo' Wins <em>Wine Spectator</em>’s  2018 Video Contest

'The Soul of Barolo' Wins Wine Spectator’s  2018 Video Contest

On a summer trip to Piedmont in Italy, Seattle-based filmmaker Will Miceli captured the story of …
Dec 15, 2018

Departments

What Baseler Built

What Baseler Built

Ted Baseler, CEO of Washington's Chateau Ste. Michelle since 2000, recently stepped down. Wine …
Dec 15, 2018
The Test of Time

The Test of Time

Eric Baugher has taken charge of Ridge Vineyards' winemaking program after longtime winemaker Paul …
Dec 15, 2018
Feedback

Feedback

Wine Spectator readers share their thoughts, ideas and opinions on the stories we publish on the …
Dec 15, 2018
Tilman Fertitta

Tilman Fertitta

Wine Spectator editor and publisher Marvin R. Shanken discusses the December 15, 2018, issue, with …
Dec 15, 2018
Strip Steak with a Chilean Red

Strip Steak with a Chilean Red

Chef Linton Hopkins shares his brightly flavored take on steak night, along with tips on how to …
Dec 15, 2018

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