Wine Spectator July 31 & Aug 31, 2020

Wine Spectator rates over 15,000 wines per year, in every price range, to fit every occasion. Read about the world's great wineries and winemakers and visit restaurants with outstanding wine lists. Plus, each issue features delicious recipes and pairs them with the perfect wines.

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FREE RESOURCES FOR ALL WINESPECTATOR.COM READERS WINE SPECTATOR’S SHORT FILM CONTEST Share your wine story to compete for great prizes! Submit your short film to Wine Spectator’s 14th annual video contest and you could win tickets to our spectacular Wine Experience weekend or a Grand Tasting. Entry deadline is Tuesday, Aug. 18. Check out the rules and previous years’ finalists online. WINE SPECTATOR VIDEO Watch all our informative wine tips, winemaker interviews and tastings on your desktop, laptop, tablet or phone. Staying Home With Wine Spectator We’ve all been finding new ways to live, work and dine at home. Check out sips, tips and bites recommended by Wine Spectator staffers Wine Star Roundtable: Who Is Your Wine Hero? We asked wine stars from around the world—from Tim Mondavi to Gaia Gaja to Sarah Marquis—to…

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celebrating restaurants

This issue celebrates restaurants. It recognizes their contribution to the wine world and honors their role in building community. The coronavirus pandemic, upending the global economy and killing hundreds of thousands of people, has in its wake devastated this vital industry. But we are convinced that restaurants will in time find a new normal. And when they do, nearly 4,000 venues around the world will hold a Wine Spectator award. You can read about this year’s winners in an analysis by Cassia Schifter, the new director of our awards program, beginning on page 40. Schifter joined the company in 2015, in our tasting department. She takes the Restaurant Award reins from associate editor Gillian Sciaretta. Sciaretta and assistant editor Julie Harans also contribute stories to our Restaurant Awards package. To find these wine-loving…

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world’s greatest restaurant wine lists

UNITED STATES CALIFORNIA Acquerello Grand Award since 2012 Addison Grand Award since 2009 Capo Grand Award since 2015 The French Laundry Grand Award since 2007 La Toque Grand Award since 2014 Madera Grand Award since 2018 Murray Circle Grand Award since 2016 Patina Grand Award since 1994 The Plumed Horse Grand Award since 2015 Restaurant Gary Danko Grand Award since 2001 The Restaurant at Meadowood Grand Award since 2016 Restaurant 301 at the Hotel Carter Grand Award since 1998 Saison Grand Award since 2014 Sierra Mar Grand Award since 2012 Spago Beverly Hills Grand Award since 2010 Spruce Grand Award since 2015 The Stonehouse Grand Award since 2014 Studio Grand Award since 2014 The Village Pub Grand Award since 2013 Wally’s Beverly Hills Grand Award since 2017 COLORADO Barolo Grill Grand Award since 2018 Element 47 Grand Award since 1997 Flagstaff House Restaurant Grand Award since 1983 DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA Fiola Grand Award since 2019 FLORIDA Bern’s Steak House Grand Award since 1981 Bleu Provence Grand Award since 2015 HMF at the Breakers Grand Award since 1981 Marcello’s La Sirena Grand Award since 2015 LOUISIANA Commander’s Palace Grand Award since 2012 Emeril’s New Orleans Grand Award since…

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Viva L’Italia Reading the stories in “The Magic of Italy” (cover, April 30), the segment on Antica Macelleria Cecchini, in Panzano in Chianti, and the associated picture caught my eye. In 2001, on one of our frequent trips to Italy, we rented a home above Greve. On the segment of my flight from Atlanta, Ga., to Venice, I read the Wall Street Journal’s article on the butcher shop. Two days later, as the oft cook for the group, I [visited] the shop. The place was packed; it was a local celebration following the WSJ article. After waiting quite some time, I was rewarded with being able to purchase beautiful Chianina steaks. The steaks, basted in olive oil and cooked over a charcoal fire, were a real treat. My wife and I cannot wait…

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pandemic changes u.s. wine market

When COVID-19 began triggering shutdowns, Americans prepared their pandemic shopping lists: disinfectants, toilet paper, baking supplies and wine, plenty of wine. Sometimes it felt like the pandemic had triggered a wine boom, a big change after recent years of slowing growth. But the current state of the U.S. wine market is far more complex. Are people buying more wine? At wine and grocery stores, yes. Nielsen reported a 66% increase in U.S. off-premise sales during the week of March 21. Even after initial pantry stocking ended, sales continued to remain about 30% higher than the year before. “There was a surge initially and I thought it would calm down, but people have continued to buy wine,” says Chris Adams, president of New York’s Sherry-Lehmann. How much wine are people buying online? A lot. The…

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u.s. wineries reopen … slowly

It was a mad scramble when Sonoma County wineries learned on a Friday night that some of them could reopen the next day, the start of Memorial Day weekend. Sonoma County’s health officer, Dr. Sundari Mase, announced an amendment to the county’s shelter-in-place orders, allowing certain businesses to operate at a limited capacity, effective May 23. But there was a catch: Only wineries, breweries and bars that could also offer food service were permitted to reopen. After more than two months of pandemic shutdowns, wineries across the U.S. began opening to visitors again in May. In many states, tastings were allowed only outside, with a limited number of guests and spaced-out seating for safety. “It felt a little different, but people were really happy to be outside,” said Rick Toyota, vice…