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In the Oct. 31, 2018 Issue

Piedmont

"The fact that I was a woman that was doing all these crazy things, it was a little bit of an impact in the beginning."—Chiara Boschis, Owner of Pira Chiara Boschis

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

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

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

Cover Story

Piedmont's Women Take Charge - In a business traditionally dominated by men, the daughters of this premier Italian wine region are taking the lead at top estates, producing exemplary Barolos and Barbarescos. Pushing the envelope on quality winemaking while staying true to Piedmont's venerable traditions, they are changing the culture, one bottle at a time
Selected Recent Releases - A guide to currently available classic and outstanding wines produced by Piedmont's top women-led estates

Features

Tasting Reports

Tuscan Treasures - From powerful Brunellos to racy Chiantis and beyond, this leading Italian region delivers diverse wines from a string of standout vintages
FREE: Tuscany Alphabetical Listing - More than 770 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.

Sicily's Great Heights - Mount Etna has developed into a powerhouse in Italian wine, with a fast-growing coterie of elite estates producing distinctive reds, whites and rosés at accessible prices
Sicily Alphabetical Listing - 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.

Travel

New in Napa - Downtown Napa is being revitalized with luxury hotels, hip restaurants and wine-country attractions

WineSpectator.com: Napa's Best Restaurants For Wine: Find the Wine Spectator Restaurant Award winner nearest you!

Wine

Southern Exposure - The wines of Australia, New Zealand, Argentina, Chile and South Africa offer tremendous bang for the buck. We've got your Southern Hemisphere shopping list right here

WineSpectator.com: Values At Your Fingertips: Wine Spectator's free Xvalues app spotlights highly rated, easy-to-find value wines!

Uruguay Steps onto the World Stage with a Range of Bright Whites and Ripe Reds - The South American nation shows promise with small vineyards in a cool, breezy climate
FREE: Uruguay Alphabetical Listing - More than 50 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.

Grapevine

Business

Counterfeiters Target Spanish Wine Icons

WineSpectator.com: Collecting Newsletter: Our free e-letter features top wines, collecting Q&As and more!

World

Wildfires Scorch California Wine Country

WineSpectator.com: Keep up with breaking news as well as the people, places and happenings that wine lovers are talking about.

In Memoriam: Joël Robuchon, Legendary French Chef
Do You Speak Emoji?

Chocolate

Tools For The Home Chocolatier

Travel

Wine and a Movie at Napa Valley Film Festival; Dom Pérignon Champagne Salon; The "New" Waterman Pool

WineSpectator.com: The World's Best Restaurants For Wine: Find more than 3,700 Wine Spectator Restaurant Award winners.

Cellars / Collections

Tabasco Chief Tony Simmons' Avery Island, La., Cellar - Tabasco CEO Tony Simmons cellars Bordeaux classics—and 66,000 barrels of pepper mash

Departments

This Issue/Marvin R. Shanken

This Issue - Marvin R. Shanken

Letters

Feedback

Savvy Shopper

Sumptuous Sangiovese, Whites and Reds from the Americas, Rhône Delights

Columns

James Laube - One weird trick for preserving open wine

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.

Harvey Steiman - Author Martin Walker eyes Bergerac

A Perfect Match

Mushroom Toast with Aged White Rioja

WineSpectator.com: Find out more about this intriguing pairing—and get the recipe from chef Corey Chow of the Wine Spectator Grand Award winning Per Se in New York, N.Y. Get it for free and watch a video clip about the pairing.


The Buying Guide


The Buying Guide for this issue is available here.

LETTER FROM EUROPE Contributing editor Robert Camuto blogs from his trips through Italy, France and beyond, visiting cutting-edge wine regions, iconoclastic producers and companies that drive wine trends.

DAILY WINE PICKS Terrific wine finds in three price ranges, six days a week. Check our site daily for the latest picks or follow them on our Twitter feed, via @WineSpectator.

NEW YORK WINE EXPERIENCE Join us Oct. 18–20 for this year's great lineup of tastings and seminars. Our full coverage of the event will bring the world's best winemakers and chefs to you with photos, articles and videos.

WHAT AM I TASTING? Test your tasting skills in our mystery wine game. Every two weeks, we post a tasting note with clues from the color, aromas, flavors and structure. Then you guess the variety, region, appellation and age of the wine.

WINE SPECTATOR VIDEO Watch all our informative 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 great clips:

  • In the Vineyard at Heitz Cellar: Keeping Grapes Healthy Winemaker Brittany Sherwood explains how the Napa winery protects its Trailside Vineyard grapes from sun damage and dehydration during heat spikes.
  • Star Chef Challenge: Pairing With Emeril Lagasse and José Andrés Chef José Andrés and Wine Spectator's Thomas Matthews battle to select the best wine for chef Emeril Lagasse's twist on a Reuben. Then, Lagasse and Matthews compete to find a pairing for Andrés' foie gras "piña colada." Who will the winners be?
  • A Perfect Match: Mushroom Toast With Aged White Rioja: Find out more about this intriguing pairing—and get the recipe from chef Corey Chow of Per Se in New York.


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