Wine Spectator

Wine Spectator is a lifestyle magazine that focuses on wine and wine culture. It publishes 15 issues per year with content that includes news, articles, profiles, and general entertainment pieces. Each issue also includes from 400 to more than 1,000 wine reviews, which consist of wine ratings and tasting notes.Among the critics in the magazine's tasting panel are James Molesworth, Kim Marcus, Bruce Sanderson, Harvey Steiman, James Laube and from 1981 to 2010, James Suckling. Like most other major wine publications, the magazine rates wine on a 50-100 scale. Thomas Matthews is the executive editor.
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  • What’s in your Glass: Marina Kitchen’s Blind Tasting

    … Wednesdays are December 3rd Australian Wines, December 10th Holiday Food and Wine Pairing, and December 17th Bubbles for the Holidays. Call 619-234-1500 for reservations. Portugal Hits the Jackpot in Wine Spectator’s Top 10 It was a surprise to some, shocking to others, when Wine Spectator revealed its Top 10, with Dow’s 2011 Port coming in #1. First time…

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  • A Close Encounter Of The Point Chasing Kind

    … Spectator's Top 100 for 2014 is just out, and I've seen some wine shop customers hunting down bottles from it, solely because of their inclusion. (And let me tell you, making that list doesn't mean the wine is great...I'm still trying to get the oak taste out of my mouth from a Malbec that made the list a few years back.) I've spoken to winemakers…

    Randy Smith/ The Wine Writein Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot- 2 readers -
  • Pairing wine with Thanksgiving? Don’t forget these two things!

    … Parker, 93+ by Stephen Tanzer and 92 points by Wine Spectator. For Reds, pick a high-acid, low-tannin Pinot Noir, with bright cherry and cranberry flavors over rich spices, like the Southern Oregon wine 2008 Brandborg Love Puppets Pinot Noir which shows such freshness, ripe raspberries and strawberries, you think you have a beautifully baked pie…

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  • Alan Kerr’s Vintage’s November 22nd Release Notes

    … the privilege to taste. It has thick red legs that slide down the inside of the glass, it’s full of Eucalyptus, spice box, clove, red and black licorice with concentrated damson, cassis and blackberry aromas. The balance is impeccable, almost seamless; it is inky and minty, with strong, but non aggressive tannins. A monster wine with a super finish…

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  • Exceptional wines for any kind of dinner event

    … can pair quiche, toast, jalapeno poppers, pork sliders, crème brulee or corn dogs with this wine and be the star of the party for bringing it. 2. Seafood Night: Stemmari Dalila 2012: $12. This blend of 80% Grillo and 20% Viognier conveys heady aromas of fragrant white flowers, exotic fruit and apricot. Wine Spectator gave it 87 pts. It’s…

    Linda Kissam/ FoodWineTravelChix- 2 readers -

    …, almonds, apricots and other products. Prohibition had its negative consequence on many of the early Italy-to-California wine pioneers who abandoned their craft and turned to dairy farming and cheese making. That changed with the judgment of Paris in 1976, but even so, distribution of fine California wine was limited to the point of being scarce…

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  • WineGavel Saga Finally Over As Founder Pleads Guilty

    …Justice has finally caught up to Wine Gavel founder Joshua Krummenoehl who, according to the Wine Spectator, has agreed to pay more than $500,000 in restitution. WineGavel Saga First Broken At Wine Industry Insight In 2012 This has been an ongoing saga ever since Wine Industry Insight first broke the story in March 2012: Final […]…

    Lewis Perdue/ Wine Industry Insight- 1 readers -
  • Daily Wine News: City Guides

    … Punch has launched City Guides, a “full-fledged digital guidebook — complete with “best of” lists, maps and narrative — to finding the best cocktails, wine, craft beer or dive bars in lands exotic and familiar, from San Francisco to New York, Paris to Berlin, Tokyo to Melbourne and everywhere in between.” Bookmark it. “People that don’t like…

    David White/ Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blogin Syrah- 4 readers -
  • Sherry by Talia Baiocchi

    … wine. In a final appendix, Where To Find Sherry, there is a list of restaurants, bars and wine shops where you can purchase Sherry. Initially, there are restaurant recommendations for the Sherry region, but the rest of the lists are for the U.S. A number of Massachusetts spots get a mention, including Taberna de Haro, Belly Wine Bar, Toro…

    Richard Auffrey/ The Passionate Foodie- 2 readers -
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