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Feb 28, 2021

Smart Buys

We are always excited to recommend wines that deliver high quality at affordable prices. Our blind-tasting methodology, eliminating knowledge of producer or price, helps us find them. This issue highlights more than 700 such wines.

Cover Stories

Smart Buys for the Cellar & Table

Smart Buys for the Cellar & Table

Whether you are looking for bottles to stash for a special occasion or wines for everyday enjoyment…
Jul 31, 2021

Tasting Reports

North and South

North and South

Both regions of France’s Rhône Valley share in the success of the 2018 vintage
Feb 28, 2021
Alphabetical Guide to Rhône Valley

Alphabetical Guide to Rhône Valley

Wine Spectator reviewed nearly 550 reds and whites in the past year from France's Northern and …
Feb 28, 2021
The Port Runneth Over

The Port Runneth Over

The outstanding 2018 harvest adds to the many great bottles now in the market
Feb 28, 2021
Alphabetical Guide to Port

Alphabetical Guide to Port

The nearly 100 Ports Wine Spectator reviewed in the past year include classic and outstanding …
Feb 28, 2021

Features

Tyrolean Avant Garde

Tyrolean Avant Garde

Alois Lageder: A half-century of pioneering spirit in Italy’s far north
Feb 28, 2021

Grapevine

Five Great Whiskies for Wine Lovers

Five Great Whiskies for Wine Lovers

Top picks to explore from  Whisky Advocate 's Top 20 of 2020
Feb 28, 2021
Pudding Pots

Pudding Pots

A classic, chocolaty bistro dessert from Bouchon Bakery
Feb 28, 2021

Departments

Smart Buys

Smart Buys

High quality, affordable wines take the spotlight in Wine Spectator 's first issue of 2021
Feb 28, 2021
Italy Ups Its Vineyard Game

Italy Ups Its Vineyard Game

The future of the country's wine industry lies in marrying tradition with modern viticulture
Feb 28, 2021
Restaurants: SOS

Restaurants: SOS

More than 12 million jobs are at risk due to the pandemic. Why are our leaders doing so little to …
Feb 28, 2021

The Buying Guide

The Buying Guide for this issue is available here.

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