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Whisky
Oct 31, 2019

Whisky

Whisky is enjoying a new golden era. Quality, quantity and diversity have never been greater. It's truly a perfect storm, fueled by a renewed appreciation for this time-honored spirit.

Cover Stories

The World of Whisky

The World of Whisky

Old World classics and New World innovators from around the globe
Oct 31, 2019
How Whisky Is Made

How Whisky Is Made

We illustrate how the whisky-making process begins with grains and ends in the bottle.
Oct 31, 2019
Scotland

Scotland

The Benchmark for Centuries
Oct 31, 2019
United States

United States

New World, New Whiskey
Oct 31, 2019
Ireland

Ireland

The Comeback Kid
Oct 31, 2019
Japan

Japan

Consumers and Collectibles
Oct 31, 2019
Canada

Canada

A Craft Resurgence
Oct 31, 2019
India

India

Emerging Giant
Oct 31, 2019
Nations on the Rise

Nations on the Rise

From Taiwan to France, these countries are seeking to make an impact on the whisky industry, …
Oct 31, 2019

Tasting Reports

Tuscan Harmony

Tuscan Harmony

Tuscany’s 2016 vintage is an elegant follow-up to the powerful 2015s 
Oct 31, 2019
Alphabetical Guide to Tuscany

Alphabetical Guide to Tuscany

More than 675 wines were reviewed for this report. WineSpectator.com members can access complete …
Oct 31, 2019
Sparkling Success

Sparkling Success

Italian bubbly shines with distinctive examples from regions throughout the boot
Oct 31, 2019
Alphabetical Guide to Italian Sparkling Wine

Alphabetical Guide to Italian Sparkling Wine

More than 130 wines were reviewed for this report. WineSpectator.com members can access complete …
Oct 31, 2019

Features

Project Perfection

Project Perfection

Napa’s Jean Hoefliger pursues wines of strength and structure
Oct 31, 2019

Grapevine

Rhys Vineyards Will Pay $3.76 Million for Watershed Damage

Rhys Vineyards Will Pay $3.76 Million for Watershed Damage

Rhys Vineyards agrees to pay the state of California almost $4 million for watershed damage as a …
Oct 31, 2019
In Memoriam: Adelle

In Memoriam: Adelle "Boots" Brounstein

We remember and celebrate the life and achievements of Napa Valley's Diamond Creek owner Adelle …
Oct 31, 2019
Deep Space Wine

Deep Space Wine

Star Trek's Captain Jean-Luc Picard and real-life Château Picard partner up to create a new wine.
Oct 31, 2019
John Legend's 'Perfect Mix' in Wine

John Legend's 'Perfect Mix' in Wine

The superstar has built a thriving wine brand while pairing steaks—and pancakes—at home
Oct 31, 2019
Italy's Effervescent Destination

Italy's Effervescent Destination

Italy's Franciacorta is a relatively small wine region, but a number of its larger producers are …
Oct 31, 2019
Reinventing a Perfect Pairing

Reinventing a Perfect Pairing

Chef Daniel Humm's shares his refreshing recipe for tomato toast with Parmigiano-Reggiano broth.
Oct 31, 2019
A Matcha Made in Heaven

A Matcha Made in Heaven

Long used by Buddhist monks as a meditation tool, matcha is both the healthiest and rarest of …
Oct 31, 2019
Wine Prices Climb at Auction in 2019

Wine Prices Climb at Auction in 2019

The global auction market’s growth continues in the first half of 2019.
Oct 31, 2019
The Value of World Heritage Wineries

The Value of World Heritage Wineries

Prosecco is the latest wine region to make UNESCO's World Heritage Site list.
Oct 31, 2019
Tuscan Flavors, Austrian Standouts, New World Bargains

Tuscan Flavors, Austrian Standouts, New World Bargains

Our editors recommend a global range of standout wines that won't break the bank.
Oct 31, 2019

Departments

A World of Whiskies

A World of Whiskies

Wine Spectator editor and publisher Marvin R. Shanken discusses the Oct. 31, 2019, issue, with …
Oct 31, 2019
Feedback

Feedback

Wine Spectator readers write in with their responses to our stories on the world of wine and food.
Oct 31, 2019
A Tribute to Nancy

A Tribute to Nancy

Executive editor Thomas Matthews remembers his mother-in-law's lifelong love affair with food and …
Oct 31, 2019
DuMol and the Great Scot

DuMol and the Great Scot

Senior editor Tim Fish spotlights DuMol winery, which has mastered Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Syrah …
Oct 31, 2019
Prune Ice Cream with Armagnac

Prune Ice Cream with Armagnac

This "dark and stormy" riff on rum raisin from chefs Jess Shadbolt and Clare de Boer of King …
Oct 31, 2019

The Buying Guide

The Buying Guide for this issue is available here.

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