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10 Most Beautiful Wine Regions in the World

I’ve read a lot of pieces over the years with this title or similar, which prompted me to wonder how many wine regions of the world the author or participants in the survey have visited. As a consequence of my career choice, I’ve had the very good fortune to visit a lot....

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Coming Up in Wine Advocate Issue 227

On Friday, 28th October at 12 noon USA EDT, we will be publishing our spooktacular Halloween Issue: Wine Advocate Issue 227. This Godzilla of a report is certainly giving our editorial team the heebie jeebies, since we have more tasting notes and articles to edit before the witching hour than ever before – 42 new spine-tingling reports!...

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Bordeaux 2016 - Live From The Vines

After spending three days in Bordeaux inspecting the beginning of the 2016 harvest, Neal Martin reports from the vines....

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Some of the Finest Wine Books Ever Written (...But Not by Jancis or Hugh)

Neal Martin examines some of the books that inspired him over the years, but have not be written by Hugh Johnson or Jancis Robinson, since we already know how great they are....

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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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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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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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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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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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