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The Top 100
Dec 31, 2021

The Top 100

Wine is a long game, requiring unwavering dedication and boundless energy to reach the pinnacle. Our Wine of the Year is a prime example. A benchmark for its region and capturing the essence of its vintage, it reflects its maker’s lifetime of experience. Learn more about it and the 99 other most exciting wines our editors reviewed in the past year!

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The Top 100

The Top 100

Our Annual Roundup of the Year’s Most Exciting Wines
May 26, 2022
The Top 100 Wines of 2021: Wines 11 to 100

The Top 100 Wines of 2021: Wines 11 to 100

Our annual roundup of the most exciting wines of the year includes profiles of the Top 100 red, …
Dec 31, 2021

Tasting Reports

Modern Malbecs

Modern Malbecs

Argentina’s 2018 vintage makes a splash with fruit-filled reds
Dec 31, 2021
Alphabetical Guide to Argentina

Alphabetical Guide to Argentina

Get scores for nearly 200 wines from Argentina recently reviewed in Wine Spectator blind tastings, …
Dec 31, 2021
Pushing the Boundaries

Pushing the Boundaries

U.S. sparkling wine producers add innovative bottlings to the lineup
Dec 31, 2021
Alphabetical Guide to U.S. Sparkling Wines

Alphabetical Guide to U.S. Sparkling Wines

Get scores for nearly 100 sparkling white and rosé wines recently reviewed in Wine Spectator blind …
Dec 31, 2021

Features

Singular Malts

Singular Malts

The most prestigious, and collectible, whiskies come from Scotland
Dec 31, 2021

Grapevine

Tahiirah Habibi Makes Wine Inclusive

Tahiirah Habibi Makes Wine Inclusive

The sommelier and founder of the Hue Society talks about her path to wine and activism
Dec 31, 2021
Great Times for Caviar

Great Times for Caviar

A new wave of accessible caviar means novices do not have to skip on quality for affordable tins. …
Dec 31, 2021
Bubbles & Cream: A Fine Match

Bubbles & Cream: A Fine Match

Sparkling wine and triple cream cheese make for a no-brainer pairing. Wine Spectator brings you …
Dec 31, 2021
’Tis the Season

’Tis the Season

Hot cups of cheer
Dec 31, 2021
What Comes Next in Wine Shipping Fight?

What Comes Next in Wine Shipping Fight?

A look into the various cases that wine retailers, with the help of the Supreme Court, hope will …
Dec 31, 2021
Savvy Shopper: Diverse Picks from Around the Globe

Savvy Shopper: Diverse Picks from Around the Globe

Get scores and tasting notes for more than two dozen top-quality and budget-friendly wine picks …
Dec 31, 2021

Departments

Why Dominus? Wine of the Year

Why Dominus? Wine of the Year

Wine Spectator editor and publisher, Marvin R. Shanken, introduces the Dec. 31, 2021 issue, which …
Dec 31, 2021
Burgundy Prepares

Burgundy Prepares

The region's plan to adapt to climate change
Dec 31, 2021
Get a Bead on It

Get a Bead on It

Understanding the bubbles in sparkling wine
Dec 31, 2021
Byzantine Behemoth

Byzantine Behemoth

Massive 1,500-year-old winery discovered in Israel
Dec 31, 2021

The Buying Guide

The Buying Guide for this issue is available here.

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