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Legends of California Chardonnay
Jul 31, 2022

Legends of California Chardonnay

Chardonnay stands as America's most popular white wine—and no wonder, with more outstanding and classic-scoring bottles than ever. We profile seven vintners who over several decades have elevated the grape to Burgundian heights in California and influenced countless winemakers who've followed in their footsteps. 

Plus, our top Napa Valley travel destinations, a guide to throwing an unforgettable lobster boil, gin- and vodka-based summer cocktails and much more. 

Cover Stories

Article available on Jun 27, 2022. Legends of California Chardonnay

Legends of California Chardonnay

Winemakers who raised the bar for the Golden State’s star white grape
Jul 31, 2022
Chardonnay for the People

Chardonnay for the People

How Kendall-Jackson propelled America's favorite white wine
Jul 31, 2022

Tasting Reports

Talent Show

Talent Show

The next generation of Chardonnay stars make their mark
Jul 31, 2022
Alphabetical Guide to California Chardonnay

Alphabetical Guide to California Chardonnay

Get scores for over 450 California white wines reviewed in Wine Spectator blind tastings over the …
Jul 31, 2022

Features

Article available on Jun 27, 2022. Live It Up in Napa Valley

Live It Up in Napa Valley

Explore the latest openings in the ever-evolving food and wine culture of America's leading wine …
Jul 31, 2022
Article available on Jun 27, 2022. A New England Lobster Tale

A New England Lobster Tale

Rhode Island chefs offer upscale twists on a coastal classic
Jul 31, 2022
Article available on Jun 27, 2022. Gin or Vodka?

Gin or Vodka?

Recipes that pull a switcheroo on classic gin and vodka drinks
Jul 31, 2022

Grapevine

Article available on Jun 27, 2022. The Increasingly Frequent Threat of Frost

The Increasingly Frequent Threat of Frost

For grapegrowers in California, Oregon, France and beyond, a perennial threat becomes more dire
Jul 31, 2022
Article available on Jun 27, 2022. Napa Valley Makes Way for Microwineries with New Ruling

Napa Valley Makes Way for Microwineries with New Ruling

Plus, Jackson Family Wines expands to Washington State and remembering wine legends Franco …
Jul 31, 2022
Roots Fund Auction Raises over $400K for Wine Industry Diversity Efforts

Roots Fund Auction Raises over $400K for Wine Industry Diversity Efforts

Plus, Destin Charity Wine Auction raises over $3.8 million
Jul 31, 2022
Article available on Jun 27, 2022. Four Decades at Spain's Iconic Vega Sicilia

Four Decades at Spain's Iconic Vega Sicilia

In celebration of his family's long ownership, Pablo Álvarez is on a quest to make an iconic white
Jul 31, 2022
Texas Tunnel Vision

Texas Tunnel Vision

A contemporary wine cave designed for storage and entertaining
Jul 31, 2022
Savvy Shopper

Savvy Shopper

Summer values from California, bargain red blends from Europe, warm-weather whites and Malbec from …
Jul 31, 2022

Departments

Article available on Jun 27, 2022. Chardonnay Legends

Chardonnay Legends

We salute seven winemakers who put California Chardonnay on the map
Jul 31, 2022
Article available on Jun 27, 2022. A Year of Extremes, Revisited

A Year of Extremes, Revisited

A warmer vintage in Barolo, 2012 produced elegant wines that are showing beautifully now
Jul 31, 2022
Article available on Jun 27, 2022. Portuguese Exploration

Portuguese Exploration

The Douro Valley offers unparalleled vineyard views, rich history and lovely hospitality—and, of …
Jul 31, 2022
Article available on Jun 27, 2022. 'We Feed People' Reveals a Hero Who's Human

'We Feed People' Reveals a Hero Who's Human

Director Ron Howard’s new documentary about chef José Andrés and World Central Kitchen debuted May …
Jul 31, 2022

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