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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    • The HoseMaster's Letter to Santa 2014

      Dear Santa, You were so generous to me last year, I feel guilty even writing to you today. You brought me a brand new Coravin last year, which I used to successfully anaesthetize my cat, as well as drink little tiny amounts of all my best wines, which I refuse to share with my undeserving wine friends. “Coravin—because you know wine isn’t really about sharing©.

      Ron Washam/ HoseMaster of Wine™- 5 readers -

      “Let us celebrate the occasion with wine and sweet words.” … Plautus Siduri is another example of wineries began by first generation winemakers who have garnered acclaim and a cult following of wine lovers; in this case lovers of Pinot Noir. Founded in 1994 by Adam and Diana Lee on a shoe string budget, the Lees have developed Siduri into a winery producing more than twenty ...

      Wine Mizerin Pinot Noir- 35 readers -
    • Pick My Next Bottle – 2007 Syrah Showdown

      The November installment of Pick My Next Bottle focuses on some of the very best domestic Syrah producers. As I mentioned in the first installment, the purpose of this series is to provide insight into specific wines or producers you may currently have in your cellar. The winning bottle will be opened with Thanksgiving dinner and a Bottle Note will be published the following week.

      Tom Lee/ Zinfandel Chronicles- 10 readers -
  • 3 Amazing Dessert wines for the Holidays

    … We all know that wines can be enjoyed with or without food. And we know that wines can be paired with food. But can wines be considered food? In the case of dessert wines, I think the case can be made. Instead of eating a bowl of vanilla ice cream and apple pie, try some or all of the following wines as an after dinner dessert…

    Weekly Wine Journal- 3 readers -
  • Daily Wine News: Right Now

    ….” In Wine Spectator, Lynn Alley writes about a Swiss vine geneticist and his efforts to save a historic vineyard. In the Oregonian, Katherine Cole profiles a group of local women who get together regularly to taste “grower Champagne and nothing else.” In the Village Voice, Lauren Mowery recommends Wines of California: A Comprehensive Guide. LA Confidential chats with Drew Barrymore about wine. …

    David White/ Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blogin Merlot- 4 readers -
  • Discovering Writer Mark Pendergrast

    … [This photo is borrowed from Mark Pendergrast’s Website.] I enjoy introducing you to other writers in the wine business, or related to it in some seamless way. In this case, it’s a fellow writer whose expertise has earned him columns in Wine Spectator, which are related to coffee and evaluating it. Mark is best known as the author…

    Jo Diaz/ Wine Blog- 2 readers -
  • A Farmer in the Kitchen at Bistro West

    … available for purchase until December 31st. Receive a $20. bonus card, with each $100. Gift Card purchase. This no- expiration gift card is redeemable at both Bistro West and West Steak and Seafood. Call for details on this promotion or a table reservation at 760-930-8008. National Restaurant & Wine Sales Up As an article in the last Wine Spectator…

    Taste of Wine TV - Weekly Update- 13 readers -
  • Quinta de la Rosa

    … Quinta de la Rosa There are a lot of great Portuguese wines, but one of my favorites is Passagem from Quinta de la Rosa. This superb wine is from de la Rosa’s Bandeiras vineyard on the Douro river in an exclusive neighborhood. Just opposite the Passagem vineyard is the one of the most famous cult wineries in all of Portugal, Quinta do Vale…

    Frederick Thurber/ The Wine Observer- 2 readers -
  • Making It To The Top

    …. This develops onto the palate with flavors of licorice, black pepper, cinnamon, sweet orange and blood orange, dark chocolate, cream and a hint of mint, ending in drying finish of dark chocolate, orange marmalade, roasted coffee bean and cinnamon, cardamom, and black pepper spice. A superb and most welcome new expression. The Glenlivet 18-year-old Single…

    Grapelinesin Cabernet Sauvignon Sauvignon Blanc- 2 readers -
  • On a rainy day, a trip down Memory Lane

    … with it. Whatever the reasons, I’m glad I did write those diaries, and I’m glad I kept them. The first wine I reviewed in it, on that long-ago Wednesday, was Georges Duboeuf 1981 Morgan. Here’s the page: In those days, I liked to steam the label off and paste it in, although later, when I was reviewing a ton of wines, I stopped with the labels…

    STEVE HEIMOFF- 2 readers -
  • Edible Hudson Valley Profiles Coppersea Distilling

    … Wine Spectator, as well as books with Greg Moore (of Moore Bros.), Matt Kramer, Howard Goldberg, and many other wine writers. Mr. DeVito has also been the editor of many successful traditional trade books, including Strange Fruit by David Margolick, On the Shoulders of Giants by Stephen Hawking, and three titles by Malachy McCourt. Other authors…

    Carlo De Vito/ Hudson River Valley Wineries- 2 readers -
  • The 2011 Portuguese Vintage Rocks the Wine World

    … of the best ever. The 2011 Dow Port took top honors among the world’s wines in the Wine Spectator listing, but across the board the 2011 Vintage Ports seem to be outstanding. A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to have a sip of the Quinta do Crasto 2011 Vintage Port and was blown away by this wine. This is the finest Port I have ever had and ever…

    Frederick Thurber/ The Wine Observer- 2 readers -
  • Christmas Gifting Dos and Don’ts for the Winelover on Your List!

    … would definitely pony up more than $12 for a gift wine. Wine Spectator just released their 100 Top Values of 2014, all wines under $20.00. It makes a great starting point for good gift ideas. 5. Don’t buy wine themed randomness! Step away from the grape towels, the wine glass earrings, and the glass cheese board made out of a wine bottle. I have…

    Nova Cadamatre- 3 readers -
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