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Chianti Classico
Oct 31, 2022

Chianti Classico

After working for decades to improve what they offered the public, winemakers in Chianti, at the heart of Tuscany, are reaching new heights of quality. The latest milestone in the evolution of the region is the new UGA designation (Unità Geografiche Aggiuntive) for the top Chianti Classico producers. This issue's cover story offers an indispensable guide to understanding Chianti Classico's development into a wine region brimming with highly rated bottlings and world-class values. 

Plus, tasting reports on Tuscany and white Burgundy, Southern Hemisphere value buys and Peter Sisseck's transformation of Spanish winemaking through his flagship bottling, Pingus.

Cover Stories

Article available on Oct 4, 2022. The Ultimate Guide to Chianti Classico

The Ultimate Guide to Chianti Classico

It’s a new dawn for this historic Tuscan region, where innovation is driving impressive quality
Oct 31, 2022

Tasting Reports

Article available on Oct 4, 2022. Perfect Balance

Perfect Balance

The 2019 vintage in Tuscany earns a classic rating, with Mother Nature and producer expertise …
Oct 31, 2022
Alphabetical Guide to Tuscany

Alphabetical Guide to Tuscany

Get scores for over 525 red, white and sweet wines from Italy reviewed in Wine Spectator blind …
Oct 31, 2022
Article available on Oct 4, 2022. White Burgundy

White Burgundy

Fresh, balanced whites emerge from early harvests in 2019 and 2020
Oct 31, 2022
Alphabetical Guide to White Burgundy

Alphabetical Guide to White Burgundy

Get scores for nearly 275 white wines from France reviewed in Wine Spectator blind tastings over …
Oct 31, 2022

Features

Article available on Oct 4, 2022. The Amazing Race for Values

The Amazing Race for Values

A journey to find great bargains across the Southern Hemisphere
Oct 31, 2022
Article available on Oct 4, 2022. In Pursuit of Pingus

In Pursuit of Pingus

Over three decades, Peter Sisseck has led a transformation in modern Spanish winemaking
Oct 31, 2022

Grapevine

Article available on Oct 4, 2022. Europe Faces Scorching Heat and Fires

Europe Faces Scorching Heat and Fires

In wine regions across the continent, spring was dry and summer brought record temperatures, …
Oct 31, 2022
Article available on Oct 4, 2022. France’s AXA Millésimes Buys Sonoma Coast’s Platt Vineyard

France’s AXA Millésimes Buys Sonoma Coast’s Platt Vineyard

Plus, new owners for Bordeaux’s Château Climens and remembering Lucio Tasca d’Almerita, champion of …
Oct 31, 2022
Article available on Oct 4, 2022. Older Adults May Benefit from Alcohol

Older Adults May Benefit from Alcohol

New study links light consumption to potential disease protection in adults over 40
Oct 31, 2022
Article available on Oct 4, 2022. Fall Bounty Gets Some Love

Fall Bounty Gets Some Love

Fall and winter squash are versatile in the kitchen and go great with wine
Oct 31, 2022
Article available on Oct 4, 2022. A Star Chef’s Cheesy Soup

A Star Chef’s Cheesy Soup

Melissa King's Potato-Toma Velouté recipe
Oct 31, 2022
Article available on Oct 4, 2022. Exploring the Exotic Beans of India

Exploring the Exotic Beans of India

Monsooned and otherwise, coffee from this South Asian country stuns
Oct 31, 2022
Article available on Oct 4, 2022. Savvy Shopper

Savvy Shopper

Golden State Sauvignon Blanc, French and Italian values, and classics from Argentina and Australia
Oct 31, 2022

Departments

Article available on Oct 4, 2022. The Rise of Chianti Classico

The Rise of Chianti Classico

While often overshadowed by super Tuscans and Brunello di Montalcino, Chianti Classico steals the …
Oct 31, 2022
Article available on Oct 4, 2022. The New Face of Castello di Montepò

The New Face of Castello di Montepò

Tancredi Biondi Santi takes charge at the Maremma estate
Oct 31, 2022
Article available on Oct 4, 2022. Laura Diaz Reshapes Ehlers Estate

Laura Diaz Reshapes Ehlers Estate

The Madrid native is pushing the St. Helena Cabernet house into new territory.
Oct 31, 2022
Article available on Oct 4, 2022. FBI Uncovers a $13 Million Wine and Whisky Investment Scam

FBI Uncovers a $13 Million Wine and Whisky Investment Scam

Plus, Sixers star James Harden puts the beard on the bottle
Oct 31, 2022

The Buying Guide

The Buying Guide for this issue is available here.

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