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38th TWA Anniversary Addition POST SCRIPT: Since 2003 and the 25th Anniversary

Since we launched it in 2001, The Wine Advocate site largely remained unchanged in its early beginnings and is currently undergoing its first massive modification, revision and facelift. Although robertparker.com sits behind a paywall, there is no doubt that the quantity of free wine information on the Internet presented an enormous opportunity for amateurs and serious wine enthusiasts to share their opinions and thoughts about wine. In short, it was a wine information bonanza, and totally free....

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Alice’s Adventures in Naturaland, or Through the Isinglass

Ron Washam, A.K.A. The HoseMaster of Wine™, ventures beyond his infamous blog, penning his first original, wickedly satirical piece for Wine Journal. Welcome HoseMaster!...

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20 Extraordinary Wines in Wine Advocate Issue 226

We’re excited to reveal this selection of twenty of the most “extraordinary” new releases (those rated 96-100 points) in our recently published August Issue of the Wine Advocate, Issue 226, including one incredible Japanese Sake from our very first Sake report....

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20 Outstanding Value-for-Money Red Wines in Wine Advocate Issue 226

We’re excited to reveal this selection of twenty of our most “outstanding” red value-for-money wines (those scoring over 90 points and retailing for around US$25 or less) in our recently published August Issue of the Wine Advocate - Issue 226....

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Words On Wine: Jefford & I

Prompted by Andrew Jefford's column in which he announced the end for his desire to drinking the best wine, Neal Martin adds his own thoughts on the subject and how consumers' notion of "the best" as expanded beyond traditional regions....

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20 Outstanding White & Rosé Value-for-Money Wines in Wine Advocate Issue 226

We’re excited to reveal this selection of twenty of our most “outstanding” white and rosé value-for-money wines (those scoring over 90 points and retailing for around US$25 or less) in our recently published August Issue of the Wine Advocate - Issue 226....

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Taken with a Pinch of Wine Faults

It’s tempting for us wine experts to want to get on our high horses about wine faults. The (r)evolution of winemaking in the last twenty or so years means that there are far fewer faults in wines today than ever before. Experts are also better trained nowadays at spotting specific faults and as a result we can perhaps get overly excited when we spot even minor cases of brettanomyces, volatile acidity, oxidation and reduction. This is both a boon for...

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Top 10 Chardonnays in Issue 226

In case you haven’t heard, Chardonnay is back! It came-in as our number one reviewed single grape variety in our last Issue of the Wine Advocate, with a total of 819 reviews. We’re pleased to share with you this list of 10 of our top scoring Chardonnays in Issue 226....

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Donald Trump, Your New Emperor of Wine, Explains How to Score Wines

I’m doing a fantastic job as the new Emperor of Wine. Fantastic. The wine business has never been more honest, folks. It’s not exactly a secret that wine reviewing is completely corrupt. I mean, there are publications giving scores to wine that don’t accept advertising! I’m not kidding. Not a single advertisement. Not for wine, not for cars, not for jewelry. Nothing. That’s not the America we want to live in....

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