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Italy: Tuscany, Veneto, Valtellina
Oct 31, 2020

Italy: Tuscany, Veneto, Valtellina

Let this cover story guide you to the great wines of Tuscany and to rising stars from Veneto and beyond, as wine lovers look forward to exploring Italy's diverse culture in person—its art and architecture, its culinary and vinous glory.

Cover Stories

The Power of Tuscany

The Power of Tuscany

The breadth and depth of Tuscany's wines can deliver consistent quality and great value. At the …
Oct 31, 2020
Alphabetical Guide to Tuscany

Alphabetical Guide to Tuscany

The best Tuscan wines from the uneven 2017 harvest are concentrated, fresh, and balanced. At worst, …
Oct 31, 2020
Tasting a Tuscan Icon

Tasting a Tuscan Icon

A vertical tasting of all 39 vintages of Antinori’s iconic super Tuscan reveals the evolution and …
Oct 31, 2020
A Veneto to Discover

A Veneto to Discover

The diverse Veneto region of Italy is home to unsung heroes showing great progress.  Wine Spectator …
Oct 31, 2020

Tasting Reports

Valtellina's Distinctive Nebbiolos

Valtellina's Distinctive Nebbiolos

Valtellina Nebbiolos are typically bright and sleek, showing the grape's characteristic cherry, …
Oct 31, 2020
Alphabetical Guide to Valtellina

Alphabetical Guide to Valtellina

The terraced vineyards of northwest Italy's Valtellina wine region provide a unique home for the …
Oct 31, 2020

Features

A Locomotive in Cahors

A Locomotive in Cahors

Château Lagrézette towers above a bend in the serpentine Lot River in southwest France, the 15th …
Oct 31, 2020
Modern Craftsman

Modern Craftsman

When Dan Petroski took over as winemaker at the storied Napa Cabernet house Larkmead in 2012, he …
Oct 31, 2020

Grapevine

Wildfires, Smoke, and the 2020 Vintage

Wildfires, Smoke, and the 2020 Vintage

Blazes have left smoke hanging over California and Oregon wine regions for weeks, and some vintners …
Oct 31, 2020
Sting Hires Riccardo Cotarella

Sting Hires Riccardo Cotarella

Il Palagio, the Tuscan estate of musician and rock star Sting and his wife, actror and director …
Oct 31, 2020
Jackson Family Wines Takes Giant Steps

Jackson Family Wines Takes Giant Steps

The move expands the company's Australian portfolio, adding outstanding single-vineyard Chardonnays …
Oct 31, 2020
In Memoriam: Alain Voge and Tom Seaver

In Memoriam: Alain Voge and Tom Seaver

Alain Voge, the dedicated Rhône Valley vintner, and Tom Seaver, a Major League Baseball strikeout …
Oct 31, 2020
Mrs. Crunchy, a Sublime Sandwich

Mrs. Crunchy, a Sublime Sandwich

Chef Laurent Tourondel shares his recipe for croque madame, an elegantly simple meal. The rich dish …
Oct 31, 2020
Bourbon Applesauce Cake with Sauternes

Bourbon Applesauce Cake with Sauternes

Cookbook author Ina Garten’s comforting, autumnal dessert—studded with raisins and topped with a …
Oct 31, 2020
Smart Buys in Chianti, High-Elevation Picks from Chile and Argentina, Unique Blends from Spain

Smart Buys in Chianti, High-Elevation Picks from Chile and Argentina, Unique Blends from Spain

Smart buys, highly rated picks and collectibles from Italy, Spain, California, Portugal and beyond.
Oct 31, 2020

Departments

Tastes of Italy

Tastes of Italy

Wine Spectator's Oct. 31, 2020, issue features great wines made around Italy, including a vertical …
Oct 31, 2020
I Miss Restaurants!

I Miss Restaurants!

Executive editor Thomas Matthews reflects on a life of restaurant experiences. What he misses most, …
Oct 31, 2020
Ipsus: The Creation of a Brand

Ipsus: The Creation of a Brand

In October 2019, senior editor Bruce Sanderson received an invitation he couldn't refuse: to taste …
Oct 31, 2020
Unfiltered

Unfiltered

In the latest scoop in drinks and pop culture, a true-crime TV series featuring Burgundy's famed …
Oct 31, 2020

The Buying Guide

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