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Best of 2016: Neal Martin

Neal Martin looks back at what can only be described an as epic 12 months of drinking (and watching TV and appearing in The Sun)....

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Best of 2016: Luis Gutierrez

As I do 16-month cycles to cover all of my regions, I don’t necessarily do all of them in one natural year. So in 2016, I didn’t publish anything on Chile and some of the regions in Spain. Argentina will be published at the end of December and I’ve only had the chance to taste the new releases from Jean-Francois Ganevat in the Jura. So within those limitations, let’s get on with the Best of 2016 show!...

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Coming Up in Wine Advocate Issue 228

On Friday, December 30th at 12 noon USA EDT, we will be publishing our biggest issue of this year: Wine Advocate Issue 228. Here's what is in store for our subscribers of

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Best of 2016: Stephan Reinhardt

Don't miss Stephan Reinhardt's extensive Best of 2016 list, which includes his favorites from Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Champagne and the Loire Valley—as well as value wines recommendations, his favorite wine experiences of the year and a bit of camping in Alsace!...

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Best of 2016: Liwen Hao

Liwen Hao dishes about wines from China and Japanese sake, as well as his favorite wine and food experience in Shanghai, in his Best of 2016 report!...

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Best of 2016: Mark Squires

Mark Squires highlights Portugal, Greece, Isarael, Lebanon and East Coast USA in his Best of 2016 report!...

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Top 10 Chardonnays in Interim End of November Issue

Just published today, don't miss Neal Martin's fabulous look at Burgundy 2013 In Bottle, published in our Interim End of November Issue. Here, I've collected the 10 top-scoring Chardonnays from this report, featuring outstanding and extraordinary wines with scores 90 or above—proving that even in a "good rather than great vintage," as Neal Martin states, there are still gems to discover. Enjoy!...

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The 92 Grape Varieties in Issue 227

One of the things I love about our new website is the new Filters feature in the Issue Search. So, for example, I can now search our entire last issue – Issue 227 – and quickly see that the 4,835 wines we reviewed incorporated 92 different grape variety names (including the odd synonym). The entire list of grape varieties covered in Issue 227 is listed below, including links to the wines and details of where many can be purchased...

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Flying the Friendly Skies

Here’s what I’ve been feeling the past few weeks. We were on this large jet flying to somewhere beautiful, some sort of Paradise, we thought, when it was hijacked and now it’s headed toward a skyscraper....

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