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2020: A Year of Challenges
By the Numbers: 2020 New Releases • The following charts present a region-by-region overview of all new releases tasted in 2020 by Wine Spectator. Each chart provides a breakdown of all reviews by score category, based on the Wine Spectator 100-point scale. Because the percentages are rounded, totals for each chart may not equal 100%.
2021 Vintage Chart
Restaurants Face New Shutdowns
New Series Debut From The Mind of a Chef Star David Kinch
World Leaders Rally Behind Australian Wine
Five Great Whiskies for Wine Lovers
On the Rhône Again
Italy Ups Its Vineyard Game
Smart Buys FOR THE Cellar & Table • Whether you’re looking for bottles to stash for a special occasion or wines for everyday enjoyment, here are recommendations at value prices
FUTURE Rewards • How to build a cellar of ageworthy wines without breaking the bank
CALIFORNIA PINOT NOIR
PRESENT Perfect • Here you’ll find nearly 600 wines that deliver exceptional quality at wallet-friendly prices, scoring 90 points or higher and costing $25 or less. Representing 12 countries and diverse styles, they are all great choices for dinner tonight
NORTH AND SOUTH • BOTH REGIONS OF FRANCE’S RHÔNE VALLEY SHARE IN THE SUCCESS OF THE 2018 VINTAGE
THE PORT RUNNETH OVER • The outstanding 2018 harvest adds to the many great bottles now in the market
2018 VINTAGE PORTS • This chart includes the 28 2018 Vintage Ports tasted for this report, for which nearly 100 wines were reviewed overall. A free alphabetical list of scores and prices for all wines tasted is available at WineSpectator.com/PortAlpha022821. WineSpectator.com members can access complete reviews using the online Wine Ratings search.
TYROLEAN AVANT GARDE • ALOIS LAGEDER: A half-century of pioneering spirit in Italy’s far north
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New Wines From Around the World
Wine Spectator’s 2020 Issues • Across 13 issues, Wine Spectator covered the worlds of wine, food and travel. Some of the highlights are detailed below. For a complete list of stories in each issue, please consult our online archive at WineSpectator.com/Issues.