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Oct 31, 2013

Wine Cellars

With a keen attention to detail, architects, designers and collectors are finding new ways of looking at and thinking about wine storage, while still keeping their prized bottles in a protected environment.

FREE Wine Charts:

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

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

Cover Stories

The Contemporary Cellar

The Contemporary Cellar

When it comes to collecting, wine lovers are as varied as the bottles they keep. While many are …
Oct 31, 2013
A Second-Floor Sanctuary

A Second-Floor Sanctuary

Michael Zeller divides his 600-bottle collection between two cabinets on the second floor of his …
Oct 31, 2013
Transforming a Kitchen Breezeway

Transforming a Kitchen Breezeway

Steve and Lisa Stokes remodeled a breezeway in their home into an 600-bottle-capacity refrigerated …
Oct 31, 2013
Downsizing with a Custom Design

Downsizing with a Custom Design

Settling on a suitably sized collection sometimes requires a period of trial and error, as Michael …
Oct 31, 2013
Wine Closet with Room to Grow

Wine Closet with Room to Grow

When collecting wine, equally important to finding an appropriately sized storage space is stocking …
Oct 31, 2013
Glasswork for a Showpiece Cellar

Glasswork for a Showpiece Cellar

The wine cellar in the home Ann Ross shares with her husband, Dennis, currently holds approximately …
Oct 31, 2013
Renovated Butler's Pantry

Renovated Butler's Pantry

Having first moved to France in 1986 with her husband, Pierre, Melissa Brondeau says that her love …
Oct 31, 2013
A Second Collection for a Second Home

A Second Collection for a Second Home

When Chris Metz enlisted the help of designer Todd Thesing, of Highline Partners, to build his …
Oct 31, 2013

Tasting Reports

Italian Frontier

Italian Frontier

When it comes to Italian wine, Tuscany, Piedmont and the northeast get most of the attention, with …
Oct 31, 2013
Tuscan Bounty

Tuscan Bounty

The current releases of wines from Tuscany span several vintages and offer a broad range of styles. …
Oct 31, 2013
Tuscany Alphabetical Listing

Tuscany Alphabetical Listing

Wine Spectator 's Tuscany alphabetical listing.
Oct 31, 2013
Italy Alphabetical Listing

Italy Alphabetical Listing

Wine Spectator 's Italy alphabetical listing.
Oct 31, 2013

Features

Tuscany's Buried Treasure

Tuscany's Buried Treasure

For 45 years, first vintner Dino Manetti and then his son Giovanni labored to restore the Tenuta di …
Oct 31, 2013
Southern Maestros

Southern Maestros

The cradle of southern Italy's Campania region's modern quality revolution is centered in the …
Oct 31, 2013
This Year's Models

This Year's Models

The strongest trend in New York restaurants right now—with the possible exception of Italian, a …
Oct 31, 2013

Grapevine

Tickets and Pakta

Tickets and Pakta

Among the toughest reservations in Barcelona are a tapas bar, with a separate lounge that marries …
Oct 31, 2013
Right Bank on the Big Screen

Right Bank on the Big Screen

Inspired by the photogenic landscape of France's vineyards and the significance of wine in French …
Oct 31, 2013
V Foundation Wine Celebration Breaks Record for Cancer Research

V Foundation Wine Celebration Breaks Record for Cancer Research

Some 500 wine lovers congregated at Nickel & Nickel winery in Oakville, Calif., on Aug. 3 for the …
Oct 31, 2013
New World Reds, Bargain French Whites and Sherry

New World Reds, Bargain French Whites and Sherry

Wine Spectator 's Bruce Sanderson brings you a selection of New World wines, including three rosés, …
Oct 31, 2013
Heritage Pork Revival

Heritage Pork Revival

Imagine shopping for wine and being told only Chardonnay is available. The equivalent happened with …
Oct 31, 2013
Hail Devastates French Vineyards

Hail Devastates French Vineyards

On an August evening, 300 winegrowers packed into a town hall 30 minutes' drive east of downtown …
Oct 31, 2013
In Brief: $7.9 Million Bill in Fraud Case

In Brief: $7.9 Million Bill in Fraud Case

In April, billionaire collector Bill Koch scored a costly victory over Web entreprenuer Eric …
Oct 31, 2013
In Memoriam: Tim Hamilton Russell

In Memoriam: Tim Hamilton Russell

Tim Hamilton Russell, an advertising executive who founded the first winery in Hemel-en-Aarde …
Oct 31, 2013
Wine Ties Beer in Beverage Battle

Wine Ties Beer in Beverage Battle

It's no secret that Americans have entered a long-term relationship with wine. According to a new …
Oct 31, 2013
Affinatore Superiore

Affinatore Superiore

Sergio Moro is a cheesemaker and an affinatore (Italian for affineur, one who ages cheese), but …
Oct 31, 2013
A Home Cupping Party

A Home Cupping Party

Writer Mark Pendergrast provides Wine Spectator with a guide for evaluating and tasting coffees …
Oct 31, 2013

Departments

Natural Confusion

Natural Confusion

Wine Spectator 's James Laube questions the accuracy of the term "natural winemaking," and asks …
Oct 31, 2013
The New Wine Underground

The New Wine Underground

Wine Spectator 's Matt Kramer discusses the emerging ranks of underground winemakers who provide a …
Oct 31, 2013
Feedback

Feedback

Wine Spectator readers write in about wine pairing, the cover of the Sept. 30, 2013 issue and a …
Oct 31, 2013
A Fresh Approach to Wine Collecting

A Fresh Approach to Wine Collecting

Wine Spectator editor and publisher Marvin R. Shanken introduces a story on modern private …
Oct 31, 2013
Kasuzuke Duck With Riesling

Kasuzuke Duck With Riesling

When Kuniko Yagi, a cook from Tokyo with no formal training, first met chef David Myers, she was …
Oct 31, 2013

The Buying Guide

The Buying Guide for this issue is available here.

MIXED CASE Follow our team of news and features writers via the Mixed Case blog, where they share thoughts on current events and wine culture, tips on learning more about wine, conversations with notable people in the wine business and more.

NEW YORK WINE EXPERIENCE Join us for this year's great lineup of tastings and seminars. Our full coverage of the event, held Oct. 24 to 26, will bring the world's best winemakers and chefs to you with photos, articles and videos. Relive your favorite moments or catch up on what you missed.

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NEW ON WINE SPECTATOR VIDEO Tune in each week for a new video. Don't miss these recent additions:

  • Defining Tempranillo: Spain's No. 1 grape is Tempranillo and, like Pinot Noir, it can transmit the character of its region. Winemaker Telmo Rodriguez compares Rioja and Ribera del Duero.
  • Best of Italy—Biondi-Santi: What are the greatest Italian wines? Ten top producers each poured one wine at the 2012 Wine Experience's "Best of the Boot" seminar. Meet Tancredi Biondi Santi as he describes the Biondi-Santi Tenuta Greppo Riserva 2006, a classic Brunello di Montalcino.


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