South Africa: Resilience in the Face of Drought, Water Shortages, Wildfires and a Pandemic

All of the South African wines I tasted for this report have absolutely earned the right to be in your glass, and some of them are world-class....

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France, Bordeaux: 2020 Futures – Finding Value

With this latest collection of notes, I’ve focused mainly on the 2020 wines that can be found for about 15-50 euros per bottle, ex-cellars....

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Reviewers' Favorites 2021: Mark Squires

Mark Squires covers mostly wines in the emerging regions, so his “favorites” selections may be new to you—new grapes, new values, new wines to love. As we near the festive...

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Reviewers' Favorites 2021: Monica Larner

In the spirit of Italian wine discoveries, it is my pleasure to present five of my favorite bottles tasted this year. These are not necessarily my highest-scoring choices, but they...

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Reviewers’ Favorites 2021: Anthony Mueller

There is a treasure trove of fantastic wines waiting to be discovered from Washington State and South Africa. While I felt confined to only picking five, this short list rounds...

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Reviewers’ Favorites 2022: Mark Squires

I cover mostly emerging regions, with Portugal (and Port) the most established of the group. So, many of my selections may be things you’ve never heard of if you are...

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Reviewers’ Favorites 2022: Erin Larkin

Taking over reviewing Australian wines for Robert Parker Wine Advocate has come with monumental responsibility, but it has also brought exciting opportunity. So, here are some of my top picks...

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