Wine Spectator rates over 15,000 wines per year, in every price range, to fit every occasion. Read about the world's great wineries and winemakers and visit restaurants with outstanding wine lists. Plus, each issue features delicious recipes and pairs them with the perfect wines.
Straight Talk • Join a series of Instagram conservations betweenWine Spectator editors and respected leaders in the worlds of wine and hospitality, spanning current events, business news and personal thoughts.
Newly Opened Restaurants Forge Ahead • Chefs rely on innovation and pluck to get exciting projects up and running
Does This Glass of Wine Make Me Look Fat?
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Return of a Piedmont Original • The Timorasso grape of Colli Tortonesi was nearly forgotten. Until local vintner Walter Massa stepped in.
It’s Complicated • In my opinion, the strict limits on Champagne yields this year favor consumers, safeguarding overall quality in the region.
NAPAWILDFIRES 2020 • A TRAIL OF CHARRED VINES AND BROKEN DREAMS
WE’LL MAKE IT EVEN BETTER: • A Q&A with Meadowood Co-Owner Bill Harlan
A VINTAGE LOST?
A Bigger WINE WORLD
Diversity IN Action • New organizations join legacy institutions with strategies and resources that support a more inclusive wine world
WINE SPECTATOR HELPS FUND THE FUTURE
WINE’S New Guard • Focused, educated and representing fresh perspectives, the industry’s next wave of talent is poised for success
BOURBON BEYOND CORN • ONE GRAIN DOMINATES THE GREAT AMERICAN WHISKEY, BUT OTHERS GIVE IT CHARACTER AND COMPLEXITY
SILVER LININGS • IN THE FACE OF RECENT CHALLENGES, SOUTH AFRICAN VINTNERS ARE RELEASING THEIR BEST WINES EVER
Aleks Zecevic’s Recommended Wines From South Africa • Nearly 325 wines were reviewed for this report. A free alphabetical list is available at WineSpectator.com/SouthAfricaAlpha113020. WineSpectator.com members can access complete reviews for all wines tasted using the online Wine Ratings search.
AGE OF DISCOVERY • A new era for Portugal delivers impressive quality and great value
Gillian Sciaretta’s Recommended Wines From Portugal • Nearly 350 wines were reviewed for this report. A free alphabetical list is available at WineSpectator.com/PortugalAlpha113020. WineSpectator.com members can access complete reviews for all wines tasted using the online Wine Ratings search.
Highly Recommended • The issue’s most impressive wines. Includes top-scorers and wines that represent optimal purchases based on their combination of score, price and availability.
Collectibles • Wines that will improve most from additional bottle age and that show the greatest potential to gain in value.
About the Buying Guide
Smart Buys • Wines that deliver fine character at affordable prices and that are broadly available.
Best Values • Wines with solid scores, modest prices and wide distribution.
CALIFORNIA • Chardonnay