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From Karate Kid to Cabernet
Oct 15, 2022

From Karate Kid to Cabernet

Robert Kamen has succeeded as one of Hollywood's most prolific screenwriters, helping to create hits such as The Karate KidTakenThe Fifth Element and The Transporter, but his personal passions extend to nurturing a Sonoma mountain vineyard he fell in love with four decades ago. This issue dives into Kamen's wine journey, plus how the volcanic Moon Mountain District AVA is proving that Sonoma can make great Cabernet Sauvignon.

Plus, a primer on limited-edition Bourbons and tasting reports on Spain, California Rhônes and Israel.

Cover Stories

Sonoma’s Storyteller

Sonoma’s Storyteller

Robert Kamen is one of Hollywood’s most prolific screenwriters, but his greatest challenge has been …
Oct 15, 2022
Kamen’s Moon Rises

Kamen’s Moon Rises

Kamen Estate and neighbors, including Monte Rosso, anchor Sonoma’s Moon Mountain AVA
Oct 15, 2022

Tasting Reports

The Diversity of Spain

The Diversity of Spain

The country’s major wine regions each offer distinct styles and flavors
Oct 15, 2022
Alphabetical Guide to Spain

Alphabetical Guide to Spain

Get scores for more than 625 red and white wines from Spain reviewed in Wine Spectator blind …
Oct 15, 2022
California Rhônes

California Rhônes

Paso Robles and Santa Barbara take center stage on the Central Coast
Oct 15, 2022
Alphabetical Guide to California Rhônes

Alphabetical Guide to California Rhônes

Get scores for nearly 275 red and white Rhône-style wines from California reviewed in Wine …
Oct 15, 2022
A Bright Outlook for Israel

A Bright Outlook for Israel

With a new focus on Rhône grapes and white wines, winemakers forge an exciting future for this …
Oct 15, 2022
Alphabetical Guide to Israel

Alphabetical Guide to Israel

Get scores for nearly 75 red and white wines from Israel reviewed in Wine Spectator blind tastings …
Oct 15, 2022

Features

Trophy Whiskeys

Trophy Whiskeys

Bourbon leads the way among this season’s prized American spirits
Oct 15, 2022

Grapevine

Bordeaux’s La Place Goes Global

Bordeaux’s La Place Goes Global

La Place de Bordeaux, a traditional network of négociants, has become a major player in internation…
Oct 15, 2022
Mount Pisgah, Polk County, Is Oregon’s Newest Wine Appellation

Mount Pisgah, Polk County, Is Oregon’s Newest Wine Appellation

Plus, Bordeaux vintner nabbed in counterfeit wine raid
Oct 15, 2022
Trisha Yearwood

Trisha Yearwood

The singer, actor and entrepreneur talks wine, food and more
Oct 15, 2022
Capturing the Magic of La Mancha

Capturing the Magic of La Mancha

These seven prime examples of Manchego are worth seeking out
Oct 15, 2022
Remaking Movie Night Treats

Remaking Movie Night Treats

Everyone holds to the comfort of their favorite childhood theater snacks. Upgrade your experience …
Oct 15, 2022
Israeli Cuisine: A Crossroad of Flavors

Israeli Cuisine: A Crossroad of Flavors

Cookbook author Adeena Sussman spotlights Israel’s modern food movement
Oct 15, 2022
Savvy Shopper

Savvy Shopper

Golden State bottlings, European values, Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc and a quartet of Andean reds
Oct 15, 2022

Departments

Getting to Know Robert Kamen

Getting to Know Robert Kamen

The screenwriter-turned-winemaker, who makes great Cabernet on mountain land in Sonoma, is the real …
Oct 15, 2022
Keeping an Open Mind on 2020

Keeping an Open Mind on 2020

All was not lost in a Napa Cabernet vintage turned upside-down by wildfires and a pandemic: Hope, …
Oct 15, 2022
Randall Grahm Goes Doon a New Road

Randall Grahm Goes Doon a New Road

Grahm's latest wine venture has philosophical questions at its root
Oct 15, 2022
A Shipwreck Full of Lost Wine

A Shipwreck Full of Lost Wine

Plus, a documentary explores Thomas Jefferson’s love affair with wine
Oct 15, 2022

The Buying Guide

The Buying Guide for this issue is available here.

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