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ABCs of Wine Buying
Feb 29, 2020

ABCs of Wine Buying

Wine Spectator editors are asked time and again: “Where can I buy that great wine you wrote about recently?” In this issue, we detail four sources to consider when wine shopping, discuss the strengths of each, and explain how to navigate them.

Cover Stories

The ABCs of Buying Wine

The ABCs of Buying Wine

Four strategies to get the wines you want
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Retail: Shelf Esteem

Retail: Shelf Esteem

Your neighborhood wine shop can be a source of reliable advice and guided exploration
Feb 29, 2020
Online: Cyber Cellar

Online: Cyber Cellar

The Internet is your oyster for midpriced wines, hard-to-find vintages and just plain convenience
Feb 29, 2020
Wineries: Direct Access

Wineries: Direct Access

Purchasing from your favorite wineries ensures pristine provenance and often first dibs on …
Feb 29, 2020
Auctions: Paddles Up

Auctions: Paddles Up

The auction market offers old, rare and ready-to-drink bottles, with ample bargains in the mix
Feb 29, 2020
Reader Survey: How We Buy

Reader Survey: How We Buy

We asked, you answered: Results from our recent online poll
Feb 29, 2020

Tasting Reports

Forging Ahead

Forging Ahead

The Southern Rhône overcomes a challenging spring in 2017 to produce outstanding wines, while the …
Feb 29, 2020
Seeing Double

Seeing Double

Vintage Port lovers have a lot to choose from thanks to back-to-back years worthy of declaration
Feb 29, 2020

Features

Adventures in Values

Adventures in Values

A tour of smart buys from around the globe
Feb 29, 2020
Wine Scores a Touchdown

Wine Scores a Touchdown

15 NFL teams are fielding official wines, while a few pros have launched their own labels
Feb 29, 2020

Grapevine

EU Wine Faces Threat of 100% Tariffs

EU Wine Faces Threat of 100% Tariffs

As President Trump's trade war heats up, European wines may face a daunting price hike.
Feb 29, 2020
Quality Climb: 2019 in Perspective

Quality Climb: 2019 in Perspective

Our comprehensive overview of wines reviewed in 2019 turns up several key trends concerning price, …
Feb 29, 2020
Wine Spectator's 2019 Issues

Wine Spectator's 2019 Issues

A photo gallery looking back at all our issue covers over the past year.
Feb 29, 2020
Wine if by Land, Wine if by Sea

Wine if by Land, Wine if by Sea

Whether your ideal getaway is schussing down a mountainside or chilling on a chaise longue in the …
Feb 29, 2020
Grand Design

Grand Design

Éclat Chocolate, based in West Chester, Pa., emphasizes ethical sourcing and top-notch quality in …
Feb 29, 2020
The Tavern by WS

The Tavern by WS

The restaurant, affiliated with Wine Spectator , opens in New York’s Hudson Yards
Feb 29, 2020
After the Gold Rush

After the Gold Rush

Canadian producers are ushering in a new era of quality north of the border
Feb 29, 2020
Spanish Surprises, New World Delights, Hits from Italy

Spanish Surprises, New World Delights, Hits from Italy

Our editors recommend great value picks from across the wine world.
Feb 29, 2020

Departments

How to Buy Wine

How to Buy Wine

Our editors walk you through four of the most common ways to purchase wine, each with its own …
Feb 29, 2020
Feedback

Feedback

Our readers write in with their opinions on the stories we publish on the worlds of wine and food.
Feb 29, 2020
Goals for 2020

Goals for 2020

Executive editor Thomas Matthews considers the ways to be a better wine lover in the year ahead
Feb 29, 2020
My Dinner with Thelonious Monk

My Dinner with Thelonious Monk

Senior editor Bruce Sanderson brushes shoulders with genius in a tasting of a Tuscan Cabernet …
Feb 29, 2020
Oysters with Grüner Veltliner

Oysters with Grüner Veltliner

Briny, butter-roasted oysters make for a cozy winter snack alongside a minerally, herbal white
Feb 29, 2020

The Buying Guide

The Buying Guide for this issue is available here.

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