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The Top 100
Dec 31, 2019

The Top 100

The 2015 and 2016 vintages launched benchmark wines from Bordeaux, California and Italy into this year's Top 100, with releases from Spain, Australia and Oregon also well-represented. And 44 wineries make their debut appearance.

Cover Stories

The Top 100

The Top 100

Our Annual Roundup of the Year’s Most Exciting Wines
Dec 31, 2019
Wine of the Year

Wine of the Year

Château Léoville Barton's 2016 hits the Bordeaux trifecta of character, elegance and ageability, …
Dec 31, 2019
Wine Spectator's 2019 Top 100 At A Glance

Wine Spectator's 2019 Top 100 At A Glance

An overview of the wines featured in the 2019 Top 100, with scores and prices.
Dec 31, 2019
Profiles of Wines Nos. 2 to 100

Profiles of Wines Nos. 2 to 100

Get the inside scoop on the wines making up our Top 100 of 2019. This diverse slate of bottlings …
Dec 31, 2019
2019 Top 100 By Region and Variety

2019 Top 100 By Region and Variety

A guide to the Top 100 wines of 2019 organized by country and region.
Dec 31, 2019
Ten Years of Top 10s

Ten Years of Top 10s

The 100 most exciting wines of the decade 2009-2018
Dec 31, 2019
Wines of the Year 1988-2018

Wines of the Year 1988-2018

A list of every Wine of the Year, from 2018 to the award's debut in 1988.
Dec 31, 2019
Values in the 2019 Top 100

Values in the 2019 Top 100

An overview of the best values in the 2019 Top 100.
Dec 31, 2019
Tasting Notes for the Top 100 Wines

Tasting Notes for the Top 100 Wines

Take a look at the complete original tasting notes for the Top 100 wines of 2019.
Dec 31, 2019

Tasting Reports

Malbec's New Heights

Malbec's New Heights

Single-vineyard wines up the ante for Argentina's signature red
Dec 31, 2019
Alphabetical Guide to Argentina

Alphabetical Guide to Argentina

Argentina has myriad vineyards where Malbec thrives. And we reviewed Argentina's latest.
Dec 31, 2019

Features

2019 NYWE: Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

2019 NYWE: Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Peak performers from mountain terroirs
Dec 31, 2019
2019 NYWE: Burgundy

2019 NYWE: Burgundy

Exploring the Côte d’Or and Chablis
Dec 31, 2019
2019 NYWE: Bolgheri

2019 NYWE: Bolgheri

World-Class wines from Italy’s coastal colossus
Dec 31, 2019
2019 NYWE: Chefs' Challenge

2019 NYWE: Chefs' Challenge

May the best match win
Dec 31, 2019
2019 NYWE: Château de Beaucastel

2019 NYWE: Château de Beaucastel

The first family of Châteauneuf-du-Pape
Dec 31, 2019
2019 NYWE: Icons of Chile

2019 NYWE: Icons of Chile

Bordeaux heritage, new world know-how
Dec 31, 2019
2019 NYWE: Pichon Longueville Lalande

2019 NYWE: Pichon Longueville Lalande

New beginnings at a Bordeaux stalwart
Dec 31, 2019
2019 NYWE: Wine Stars

2019 NYWE: Wine Stars

Winemakers from across the world spoke about their experiences at the vanguard of the industry at …
Dec 31, 2019
100 Top Values

100 Top Values

Great wines for $25 or less
Dec 31, 2019
2019 New York Wine Experience

2019 New York Wine Experience

More than 5,000 people gathered to share the passion, celebration and wonder of wine
Dec 31, 2019
2019 NYWE: Tasting the 2018 Top 10

2019 NYWE: Tasting the 2018 Top 10

Winning vintners poured the Top 10 wines of 2018 for the audience at the 2019 New York Wine …
Dec 31, 2019
2019 NYWE: Grand Award Banquet: Raising a Glass to Wine and Friendship

2019 NYWE: Grand Award Banquet: Raising a Glass to Wine and Friendship

Wine Spectator closes out the Wine Experience with a recognition of the world’s greatest restauran…
Dec 31, 2019

Grapevine

<em>Wine Spectator</em> Launches New Digital Weekly

Wine Spectator Launches New Digital Weekly

The new Insider Weekly will showcase top-scoring wines from leading producers so you can snap them …
Dec 31, 2019
Ian Somerhalder’s New Thirst

Ian Somerhalder’s New Thirst

The Vampire Diaries and V-Wars actor practices his “alchemy” to make red wine in Chile
Dec 31, 2019
In Memoriam: Honoring Leaders of the Wine Industry

In Memoriam: Honoring Leaders of the Wine Industry

Wine Spectator celebrates the lives and achievements of industry luminaries we lost in 2019
Dec 31, 2019
Where to Go in 2020

Where to Go in 2020

Our guide to what's going on across the United States
Dec 31, 2019
Tasting Plate: Holiday Decadence

Tasting Plate: Holiday Decadence

From creamy burrata to dessertlike Gouda, this lineup of delectable cheeses is sure to impress …
Dec 31, 2019
Wine & Design: Big Easy Enlightenment

Wine & Design: Big Easy Enlightenment

A power couple of food and wine builds a Greek revival sanctuary
Dec 31, 2019
United States of Bubbly

United States of Bubbly

The latest releases from domestic producers offer plenty of holiday cheer
Dec 31, 2019
Alphabetical Guide to U.S. Sparkling Wines

Alphabetical Guide to U.S. Sparkling Wines

Here’s a snapshot of top U.S. sparkling wines. And we reviewed the latest from the U.S.
Dec 31, 2019
Fires Return But Sonoma Averts Crisis

Fires Return But Sonoma Averts Crisis

Sonoma vintners weathered another challenging fire season in 2019, but the community's resilience …
Dec 31, 2019
Beloved Wine Manga Gets Full English Translation

Beloved Wine Manga Gets Full English Translation

Encompassing a dramatic story of wine, competition and family, The Drops of God will finally be …
Dec 31, 2019
One Million Meals

One Million Meals

Chef José Andrés World Central Kitchen stepped into the breach after Hurricane Dorian devastated …
Dec 31, 2019
Italian Reds, New World Notables, Showstoppers from France

Italian Reds, New World Notables, Showstoppers from France

Recommended wines from our editors that showcase high quality and great value in a range of global …
Dec 31, 2019

Departments

Our Top 100

Our Top 100

Editor and publisher Marvin R. Shanken discusses the Dec. 31, 2019 – Jan. 15, 2020, issue, with …
Dec 31, 2019
Feedback

Feedback

Readers write in with their comments on the stories we publish on the worlds of wine and food.
Dec 31, 2019
Sono Montenidoli

Sono Montenidoli

Exploring the remarkable reds and whites of a unique Tuscan producer
Dec 31, 2019
Adam Lee's Pinot Passage

Adam Lee's Pinot Passage

With his new projects, the heralded Sonoma winemaker is going from Burgundy to the Rhône
Dec 31, 2019
Osso Buco with Barolo

Osso Buco with Barolo

This holiday-friendly weekend project is like a gift to your guests
Dec 31, 2019

The Buying Guide

The Buying Guide for this issue is available here.

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