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In the June 30, 2018 Issue

Rosé

Delicious and refreshing, pink wines are more popular, and more diverse, than ever.

California Zinfandel: A free chart offers an alphabetical list of all California Zinfandel wines reviewed for the tasting report in this issue.

Finger Lakes: A free chart offers an alphabetical list of all Finger Lakes wines reviewed for the tasting report in this issue.

Brunello di Montalcino: A free chart offers an alphabetical list of all Brunello di Montalcino wines reviewed for the tasting report in this issue.

Cover Story

Generation Pink - Once absent from conversations about serious wine, rosé is moving beyond its niche as a summer sipper. Winning styles from Provence and elsewhere are raising the bar for quality, and the popularity of pink is surging
Rock Star Rosé - With their new Languedoc rosé, musician Jon Bon Jovi and his son Jesse Bongiovi are finding harmony in the bottle
Recommended Wines - More than 175 standout rosé bottlings from France, Italy, California and more

Features

Tasting Reports

Zin for the Win - Zesty, characterful bottlings of California’s signature red abound from the outstanding 2015 vintage
FREE: California Zinfandel Alphabetical Listing

WineSpectator.com: More than 285 wines were reviewed for this report. A free alphabetical list is available. WineSpectator.com members can access complete reviews for all the wines tasted using the online Wine Ratings Search.

WineSpectator.com: BONUS VIDEO: Russian River Zins: Alcohol vs. Acidity.

A New Benchmark - Upstate New York’s Finger Lakes region achieved success with Riesling in 2016, the area’s best vintage since 2012
FREE: Finger Lakes Alphabetical Listing

WineSpectator.com: More than 235 wines were reviewed for this report. A free alphabetical list is available. WineSpectator.com members can access complete reviews for all the wines tasted using the online Wine Ratings Search.

WineSpectator.com: BONUS VIDEO: 2012 Video Contest Finalist: On the Road to Riesling.

Wineries to Watch - Four vintners shaping the future of the Finger Lakes
Old-School Brunello - After decades of warmer vintages producing bold, fruit-forward versions, 2013 offers a stylistic throwback to the classics of the 1970s and ’80s
FREE: Brunello di Montalcino Alphabetical Listing

WineSpectator.com: More than 135 wines were reviewed for this report. A free alphabetical list is available. WineSpectator.com members can access complete reviews for all the wines tasted using the online Wine Ratings Search.

WineSpectator.com: BONUS VIDEO: Beautiful 2010 Brunello: Winemaker Leonardo Bellaccini of Italy's San Felice describes what it takes to go green by practicing "precision viticulture" when making Brunello di Montalcino.

Events

OperaWine Draws Thousands at Vinitaly

Wine

Napa Pioneer - Trinchero Family Estates, Napa’s largest family-owned wine company, has grown from humble beginnings to encompass 20 brands across the world

Grapevine

Business

Heitz Cellars Sold to Arkansas Billionaire - Keep up with breaking news as well as the people, places and happenings that wine lovers are talking about.

World

South Africa Weathers Severe Drought in 2018
Lights! Camera! Pour! - Wine Spectator’s 12th Annual Video Contest
Oregon Winery Owners Fund New Wine Studies Program for Willamette Valley's Linfield College

Savvy Shopper

U.S. Delights, Finds from the Southern Hemisphere, European Picks

Travel

Luxury Lodgings in Champagne

Departments

This Issue/Marvin R. Shanken

This Issue - Marvin R. Shanken

Letters

Feedback

Columns

James Laube - Remembering Archie McLaren

WineSpectator.com: WHAT'S ON OUR MINDS? Check out our senior editors' blogs for discussions of hot-button issues in the wine industry, winemaker conversations, musings and more.

Matt Kramer - The inimitable Raúl Pérez

WineSpectator.com: DRINKING OUT LOUD: Find more of Kramer's provocative essays and lively online discussions.

A Perfect Match

Tuna Aguachile With Rosé

WineSpectator.com: WANT THE RECIPE? Get it for free and watch a video clip about the pairing.


The Buying Guide


The Buying Guide for this issue is available here.

WINE SPECTATOR'S 12TH ANNUAL VIDEO CONTEST Share your wine story to compete for great prizes! Submit your shorts to Wine Spectator's annual Video Contest and you could win tickets to our spectacular Wine Experience weekend or a Grand Tasting. Entry deadline is Monday, Aug. 20. Check out the rules and previous years' finalists online.

OUTDOOR ENTERTAINING It's time to take your parties to the backyard, beach or park, and some of the country's best chefs are here to help. We share their cooking tips and delicious make-at-home summer recipes along with great value wine matches chosen by our editors.

WINE SPECTATOR VIDEO Watch all our wine tips, winemaker interviews and tastings on your desktop, laptop, tablet or phone. Tune in each week for a new mobile-friendly video. Don't miss these recent favorites:


ADVANCE RATINGS NEWSLETTERS Get the early scoop on the best values and hottest collectibles from our editors' latest tastings.

  • Insider: Weekly reviews of highly rated wines to seek out before they sell out.
  • Advance: Sneak peeks at the top picks from upcoming issues of the magazine.

2017 BORDEAUX BARREL TASTINGS Following the stellar 2015 and 2016 vintages, Bordeaux's 2017 growing season got off to a frigid start, with frosts that devastated some vineyards. But for those less affected, quality looks promising. It's a vintage of haves and have-nots, says senior editor James Molesworth, and that makes his annual trip to taste the young wines from barrel all the more critical. Which 2017s will be worth buying as futures? Catch up on his blog posts highlighting top châteaus and estates to watch. Plus, get his scores and tasting notes for more than 250 Bordeaux reds, dry whites and sweet wines.

2016 BURGUNDY PREVIEW Get Wine Spectator senior editor Bruce Sanderson's scores for more than 150 of the region's Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays.


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