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Wine Spectator June 15-30, 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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M Shanken Communications
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2 min.
winespectator.com

FREE RESOURCES FOR ALL WINESPECTATOR.COM READERS ONGOING CORONAVIRUS COVERAGE How are the wine and restaurant industries overcoming the coronavirus pandemic? Get the latest news on restaurateurs’ creative efforts to stay in business, charitable efforts, and how you can help. BACKYARD DINING Some of the country’s best chefs share their cooking tips and delicious make-at-home summer recipes, while our editors give you great value wine matches from their recent tastings. VALUE WINE PICKS Wine Spectator’s free Xvalues app for iOS and Android devices features a regularly updated library of our editors’ latest reviews of highly rated, widely available wines in five categories: top values ($12 or less); reds for $20 or less; whites for $20 or less; sparklers at $40 or less; and seasonal or holiday picks. Look for it in the App Store…

2 min.
we can’t wait to return to napa & sonoma

Visiting Napa and Sonoma is part of the fundamental education of any true wine lover, and exploring California’s wine heartland is a moving and delightful experience. We regularly publish travel guides to both regions—stories with suggestions for wineries and tasting rooms to visit, restaurants to enjoy, comfortable, well-situated places to stay. This coverage, combined with the information offered on WineSpectator.com, can help you plan your ideal trip. Unfortunately, the new coronavirus has suspended many plans. As we write this, in late April, the pandemic has basically halted tourism in wine country, as virtually everywhere. But we look forward to the time when Napa Valley and Sonoma County can welcome visitors again. So after much thought, we decided to go ahead with this special Napa-Sonoma double issue. Our cover story is a guide to…

5 min.
special report: covid-19 wine in a time of pandemic

The streets of Rome were suddenly empty. The Vatican closed St. Peter’s Square to visitors. Police told tourists walking the streets to return to their hotels. It was March 10 and COVID-19 had begun its rapid spread beyond China to Italy and around the world. That day, Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte took the extraordinary step of locking down an entire nation, hoping to slow the spread of the virus. “The whole of Italy will become a protected zone,” he said in an address to the nation. “We all must give something up for the good of Italy. We have to do it now.” It was a prelude of things to come across the globe. Within days, other countries had followed suit, including many of the world’s leading sources and markets…

2 min.
restaurants shift from shock to survival mode in coronavirus crisis

“Takeout is never something that we’re going to be able to pay our rent with,” said chef Angie Mar, owner of the Beatrice Inn in New York, which pivoted to pickup and delivery on March 20 as New York leaders banned dinein service. “This is purely to keep as many people employed as possible.” Mar had to dramatically reduce her staff—from 47 employees to six, including herself—and has been working to support laid-off individuals. “I’m going to continue to do this until I run out of money or this is over. Because this is the right thing to do.” That’s the outlook of countless restaurateurs across the country: to support their teams and create revenue streams wherever possible. It won’t be easy. According to a National Restaurant Association survey released March…

2 min.
in memoriam michael broadbent, father of modern wine auctions

Michael Broadbent, whose untiring passion and curiosity for wine helped build the modern wine auction market, died in England on March 18. He was 92. As senior director for Christie’s fine wine department for 26 years and then a consultant for another 17 years, Broadbent built the London-based auction house into a major power broker in wine auctions, bringing new attention to the rare wine market. His hard work and meticulous tasting methods made him a renowned expert in the field of collectible wines. “Michael was a pioneer and leader in the specialized world of fine wine auctions,” said Marvin R. Shanken, editor and publisher of Wine Spectator. “He brought an elegant sophistication to the events he moderated at our Wine Experience gatherings, and earned our Distinguished Service Award in 1991.…

1 min.
roederer champagne owners buy napa’s diamond creek

Champagne house Maison Louis Roederer has purchased Diamond Creek Vineyards, one of Napa Valley’s legendary boutique Cabernet Sauvignon pioneers. It’s the second recent highprofile California acquisition for Roederer, which bought Sonoma Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc star Merry Edwards in May 2019. The deal includes the 80-acre property, winery and brand. The purchase price was not disclosed. Roederer, owned by the Rouzaud family, is no stranger to Cabernet Sauvignon, as the company has a strong foothold in Bordeaux with its ownership of second-growth Chateau Pichon Lalande in Pauillac, as well as Chateau de Pez in St.-Estephe. Many trailblazing Napa Valley wineries founded in the 1960s and 1970s have changed hands in the past few years. There was a longtime friendship between Diamond Creek’s founders, the late Al and Boots Brounstein, and Jean-Claude…