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Things to Celebrate
Is Restaurant Wine-To-Go Here to Stay?
Napa College Receives $10 Million Donation • The Wine Spectator Scholarship Foundation announces its largest gift ever
Wildfires Damage Wineries and Vineyards in Provence
Grass-Fed Beef and California Cabernet
EQUITABLE COFFEES • Here are a few of the many examples of coffees that offer excellent quality while making sure that farm workers are paid more than the industry standard.
A River Runs Through It • France’s Loire Valley offers an array of styles defined by their terroir
RECOMMENDED WINES FROM THE LOIRE VALLEY • Nearly 150 wines were reviewed for this report. A free alphabetical list is available at WineSpectator.com/LoireAlpha111521. WineSpectator.com members can access complete reviews for all wines tasted using the online Wine Ratings search.
From Tabloid to High Tech • Online meetings, chat channels and advances in production software have propelled us to new levels of creativity.
A Very Personal Experience • In ’94 I’d been with Spectator less than a year; I was a kid in a candy shop. The years since have brought many great memories.
The BEAUTY OF CABERNET • The 2018 vintage in Napa sets a new bar
Top-Scoring 2018s • Nearly 800 wines were reviewed for this report. An alphabetical list of scores and prices for all wines tasted begins on page 58. WineSpectator.com members can access complete reviews using the online Wine Ratings search.
Top-Scoring Late Releases • Nearly 800 wines were reviewed for this report. An alphabetical list of scores and prices for all wines tasted begins on page 58. WineSpectator.com members can access complete reviews using the online Wine Ratings search.
Wineries To Watch • Four new Cabernet producers making exceptional wines
Alphabetical Guide to California Cabernet • Nearly 800 wines were tasted for this report. An in-depth analysis begins on page 38. WineSpectator.com members can access complete reviews using the online Wine Ratings search.
It’s a Family Affair
HISTORY OF THE WINE EXPERIENCE
THE WINE EXPERIENCE A PHOTO GALLERY • An event that has spanned 40 years and highlighted hundreds of wine world luminaries is hard to represent in a single photo album. But in the pages that follow, we’ve captured some memorable faces and moments
A Legacy of Giving • Since its inception in 1982, the foundation has raised $30 million in support of wine and hospitality education programs, scholarships and learning facilities that look to the industry’s next generation
IT’S A CHEF WITH A PLAN—IT’S SUPERMAN • José Andrés honored with Wine Spectator’s Distinguished Service Award
BEHIND THE BUBBLY • Q&A With Four Leaders in California Sparkling Wine
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.