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Champagne
Dec 15, 2019

Champagne

There are many reasons to pop a Champagne cork, from clinching a deal to complementing a meal. A Champagne toast is also appropriate as a farewell salute, and in that spirit we raise a glass to Harvey Steiman for 35 years of journalistic excellence.

Cover Stories

Harvey Steiman

Harvey Steiman

35 years of journalism on the cutting edge of wine and food
Dec 15, 2019
Harvey Steiman's Covers Gallery

Harvey Steiman's Covers Gallery

Outgoing editor Harvey Steiman contributed numerous cover stories to Wine Spectator over his …
Dec 15, 2019

Tasting Reports

Big Tent

Big Tent

New producers and a breadth of styles are broadening the appeal of Champagne
Dec 15, 2019
Alphabetical Guide to Champagne

Alphabetical Guide to Champagne

Americans' love affair with sparkling wines shows no sign of diminishing, with bubblies in a range …
Dec 15, 2019

Features

A Bordeaux Family Tackles Champagne

A Bordeaux Family Tackles Champagne

Three branches of the Rothschilds are banding together to make sparkling wine
Dec 15, 2019
Vintner Without Borders

Vintner Without Borders

In California, Oregon and now Argentina, Dr. Madaiah Revana pursues terroir wines
Dec 15, 2019

Grapevine

Gift Guide: 'Tis the Season

Gift Guide: 'Tis the Season

The best gifts for aficionados of wine, cheese, chocolate, coffee and travel
Dec 15, 2019
Gift Guide: Just Add Cheese

Gift Guide: Just Add Cheese

Slice it, grate it, curl it up or wrap it—it’s all about the present(ation)
Dec 15, 2019
Gift Guide: Digging Truffles

Gift Guide: Digging Truffles

What’s better than creamy ganache robed in a crisp shell and rolled in cocoa?
Dec 15, 2019
Gift Guide: Grounds for Celebration

Gift Guide: Grounds for Celebration

From a high-tech device to a throwback tool, here’s a wake-up call for every coffee lover
Dec 15, 2019
Gift Guide: Objects of Leisure

Gift Guide: Objects of Leisure

Your new essentials for low-key getaways and armchair travel
Dec 15, 2019
Best-Laid Plans

Best-Laid Plans

St. Louis collectors Eric and Kelli Schaefer build a cellar for the ages
Dec 15, 2019
Baja's Boom

Baja's Boom

Against the odds, the Mexican wine industry is thriving
Dec 15, 2019
Alphabetical Guide to Mexico

Alphabetical Guide to Mexico

There are hurdles to overcome for Mexico's young wine industry, but its reputation for quality is …
Dec 15, 2019
Huneeus Sent to Prison in College Scam

Huneeus Sent to Prison in College Scam

The former CEO of Napa's Huneeus Vintners was sentenced to five months in prison for his role in a …
Dec 15, 2019
In Memoriam: Jean-Bernard Delmas, Legendary Bordeaux Winemaker

In Memoriam: Jean-Bernard Delmas, Legendary Bordeaux Winemaker

The longstanding winemaker of Bordeaux's Château Haut-Brion died Oct. 3.
Dec 15, 2019
'Journey to the Edge of the Earth' Wins 2019 Video Contest

'Journey to the Edge of the Earth' Wins 2019 Video Contest

Sojourn winery's Erich Bradley and Craig Haserot highlighted the Sonoma Coast appellation in their …
Dec 15, 2019
Heitz Cellar Owner Buys Historic Napa Vineyard

Heitz Cellar Owner Buys Historic Napa Vineyard

Gaylon Lawrence Jr. plans new winery rollout with Coombsville vineyard purchase.
Dec 15, 2019
New World Achievers, European Highlights, Winners from Italy

New World Achievers, European Highlights, Winners from Italy

Wine Spectator editors recommend quality wines that won't break the bank.
Dec 15, 2019

Departments

Celebrating Harvey Steiman and Champagne

Celebrating Harvey Steiman and Champagne

Wine Spectator editor and publisher Marvin R. Shanken introduces the Dec. 15, 2019, issue, with …
Dec 15, 2019
Give Them Wine!

Give Them Wine!

Picking out wine for your nearest and dearest doesn't need to be a headache
Dec 15, 2019
Perception vs. Reality

Perception vs. Reality

Napa's Opus One refuses to be pinned down
Dec 15, 2019
Lamb Chops with Gigondas

Lamb Chops with Gigondas

In this elegant meal, lamb chops are perfectly tuned to pick up the juicy, fleshy characteristics …
Dec 15, 2019

The Buying Guide

The Buying Guide for this issue is available here.

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