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2022 Restaurant Awards
Aug 31, 2022

2022 Restaurant Awards

Restaurants are innovating and welcoming customers new and old. This year, 3,169 restaurants earn Wine Spectator awards, including two Grand Awards, for their commitment to all things wine. We are thrilled to honor them for their perseverance and achievements.

Plus, a profile of wine-loving chef Charlie Palmer, tasting reports on French rosé and California Zinfandel, a spotlight on the wines of South Africa and much more.

Cover Stories

The Palmer Principle

The Palmer Principle

All American chef Charlie Palmer steps out of the kitchen to talk about food, wine, philanthropy …
Aug 31, 2022
Pride and Progress

Pride and Progress

Building on pillars set down during the pandemic, restaurants are more creative and inclusive than …
Aug 31, 2022
2022 Grand Award Winner: Gabriel Kreuther

2022 Grand Award Winner: Gabriel Kreuther

A taste of Alsace in Midtown Manhattan
Jun 23, 2022
2022 Grand Award Winner: Press

2022 Grand Award Winner: Press

Evolution at a Napa Valley favorite
Jun 23, 2022

Tasting Reports

Out of the Gate

Out of the Gate

The 2019 Zinfandels deliver ripe fruit in an elegant package and are ready to drink now
Aug 31, 2022
Alphabetical Guide to California Zinfandel

Alphabetical Guide to California Zinfandel

Get scores for over 200 California red wines reviewed in Wine Spectator blind tastings over the …
Aug 31, 2022
The Serious Side of Rosé

The Serious Side of Rosé

In France's Provence region, top estates push quality to new heights, proving rosé can be a  …
Aug 31, 2022
Alphabetical Guide to Provence Rosé

Alphabetical Guide to Provence Rosé

Get scores for nearly 80 rosé wines from France reviewed in Wine Spectator blind tastings over the …
Aug 31, 2022
Open Range

Open Range

South Africa offers a wider array of wine than ever before
Aug 31, 2022
Alphabetical Guide to South Africa

Alphabetical Guide to South Africa

Get scores for nearly 175 red and white wines from South Africa reviewed in Wine Spectator blind …
Aug 31, 2022

Grapevine

An Intersection of Wine and NFTs

An Intersection of Wine and NFTs

Non-fungible tokens can help wine lovers authenticate bottles, trace provenance and prevent fraud
Aug 31, 2022
The

The "True Sonoma Coast" Granted Wine Appellation Status

Plus, Rhône leader E. Guigal expands in the south and Haut-Brion auction for a cause raises $6 …
Aug 31, 2022
Bad Fat: Red Wine Might Help Fight It

Bad Fat: Red Wine Might Help Fight It

Plus, moderate wine consumption linked to lower risk of dementia
Aug 31, 2022
Savoring the Golden State's Finest

Savoring the Golden State's Finest

California's cheeses are innovative yet grounded in Old World tradition
Aug 31, 2022
Learn to Share

Learn to Share

Tips to make your social wine photos look like a pro's
Aug 31, 2022
Savvy Shopper

Savvy Shopper

American values, refreshing South African whites, South American reds and hidden gems from Europe 
Aug 31, 2022

Departments

Great Guy, Great Chef

Great Guy, Great Chef

Celebrating wine-loving chef Charlie Palmer and announcing our 2022 Restaurant Award winners
Aug 31, 2022
A Grand Award Remembered

A Grand Award Remembered

How a covert restaurant reinspection led to great memories—and lots of Champagne
Aug 31, 2022
The Sonoma Coast Shines at Raen

The Sonoma Coast Shines at Raen

Far from the Mondavi family’s Napa Cabernet roots, Carlo Mondavi is forging his own path with …
Aug 31, 2022
Formula 1’s Miami Grand Prix Fuels Up with 30,000 Bottles of Bubbly

Formula 1’s Miami Grand Prix Fuels Up with 30,000 Bottles of Bubbly

Heitz Cellar’s Carlton McCoy, Provence’s Minuty and Champagne’s Piper-Heidsieck all bring wine to …
Aug 31, 2022

The Buying Guide

The Buying Guide for this issue is available here.

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