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Food & Wine | Wine Enthusiast | Wine Spectator |
The New York Times | San Francisco Chronicle | GQ

News & Reviews Ticker updates, Advice & Recommendations, and Feature Articles & Issues

News & Reviews Ticker | The latest 10 posts in 2 minute rotations. Click to go to source.

Food & Wine
Mouthing Off | Wine

Reviews & Pairings

The Basics

Wine-Tasting Workout

F&W collects experts’ exercises to help even a wine know-nothing become an insightful taster.

What Sommeliers Know Best

F&W grilled 25 sommeliers about everything. Here, their wisdom.

Best Online Wine Shops

From mega-sites to unsung insiders, these websites will help you buy great wines online.

Top Selections: First | Previous | Next | Last (Select to Scroll)

Incl. Recommendations | Value Wines


50 You Can Always Trust

F&W’s picks for the most reliable, most readily available wines in the world—50 that won’t let you down.

Most Trustworthy Wineries

F&W’s Wine Guide highlights 500 of the most reliable producers. Ray Isle picks some favorites.

50 Classics You Must Try

What is a classic wine? It’s a wine that gives a definitive sense of a region or a style.

Value Wines

150 Best Wines for $15 or Less

25 of Executive Wine Editor Ray Isle’s favorite bargains. Plus: Reds (Cabernet, Shiraz, Merlot, and Malbec) from some of the world’s best wineries; more than 60 refreshing Whites, like unoaked Chardonnays and zippy sparkling wines; and impressive Rosés from top regions like Rioja and Provence.

Value Wines, continued

10 Best Bargain Wines
in the World

Ray Isle blind-tasted 120 popular, under-$13 wines to discover the best, most delicious, easiest-to-find red and white values.

In Search of
Good Cheap Wine

Ignore cheap Pinot, stock up on Malbec and other rules of bargain hunting from Ray Isle.

America’s Best and Most Accessible Value Wines

Ray Isle makes it easy to find a wonderful bottle no matter where you are—even if it’s a so-so wine shop or a chain restaurant.

Wine Pairing

15 Rules for Great Wine and Food Pairings

Ray Isle created pairing principles for the world’s best wines, then the F&W Test Kitchen came up with stellar recipes to match.

Versatile Wines That Pair with (Almost) Anything

Ray Isle canvasses restaurant wine pros to find the most versatile wines—bottles that also work with all kinds of meals at home.

20 Wine Pairings to Try
Before You Die

Some think matching wines and foods is an exercise in snobbery. But these extraordinary pairings will make you a complete convert.

Wine Touring: First | Previous | Next | Last (Select to Scroll)

Excursions in United States | Europe

United States

Best CA Wineries to Visit

California has thousands of winery tasting rooms, but the 75 here offer new experiences.

A Road Trip into the Heart of American Terroir

A star sommelier zips through the hilly wine country between Atlanta and Washington, DC.


Spanish Wine Country
Travel Guide

A gorgeous spot, with futuristic hotels, avant-garde restaurants and monasteries now wineries.

Bargain Bordeaux Travel

France’s Bordeaux reqion has an affordable side. F&W explores its intriguing wineries, restaurants and hotels.

The Ultimate Wine Geek
Road Trip

F&W’s Ray Isle drives 1,707 miles on a journey through Spain, France, Italy, Germany and Austria.

Buying Guide | Wine Ratings Search

Use our fully customizable Advanced Search to find just what you’re looking for. Select any search parameters you’d like to add to your filter: Types, Regions, Varietals, Wineries, Features, Ratings, Vintage, Price, etc.

Vintage Chart A year-by-year guide to the overall quality and drinkability of the wines by world regions.

Best Buy Cheat Sheet Take this list of value superstars with you on your next shopping spree.

News & Reviews Ticker | Current Web Edition (30 posts) in 6 minute rotations. Click to go to source.

Wine Enthusiast
Web Edition

Top Selections

The Enthusiast 100

Our favorite wines of the year.

Top 100 Best Buys

The year’s best value wines.

Top 100 Cellar Selections

The year’sbest reviewed collectibles.

Wine 101: First | Previous | Next | Last (Select to Scroll)

Wine for Beginners

Learning to love wine is like really appreciating music or art—your pleasure is proportionate to the effort you make.

Red Wine Basics

Characteristics of red wine grapes.

White Wine Basics

Characteristics of white wine grapes.

Wine Pairings

Each season offers opportunities for the worlds of food and wine to do a graceful pas de deux.

Wine and Cheese

Wine and cheese are two of life’s great culinary pleasures, and finding the perfect match can be a delicious endeavor.

News & Reviews Ticker | The latest 20 posts in 4 minute rotations. Click to go to source.

Wine Spectator
Daily Wine Picks

Under $15/$15 to $30/Over $30

Top Selections

Top 100 2013

The Top 100 reviewed in 2013, based on quality, value, availability and excitement. Here you’ll find every Top 100 list, from 2013 to 1988.

Wine Charts | Wine tastings from issues (or vintage) in indicated year. Incl. ratings and prices.

Ratings: Classic 100-95 | Outstanding 94-90 | Very Good 89-85 | Good 84-80

Alsace: ‘10|‘11|‘12|‘13
Argentina: ‘09|‘10|‘12|‘13
Australia: ‘11|‘12|‘13|‘14
Australia Reds: ‘09
Australia Whites: ‘09
Austria: ‘10|‘11|‘12|‘13
Bordeaux: ‘09|‘11|‘12|‘13
Burgundy/Red: ‘11|‘12|‘13|‘14
Burgundy/White: ‘10|‘11|‘12|‘13
Cabernet/CA: ‘09|‘10
Champagne: ‘10|‘11|‘12|‘13
Chardonnay/CA: ‘10|‘12|‘13|‘14

Chile: ‘11|‘12|‘13|‘14
Germany: ‘11|‘12|‘13|‘14
Italy (assorted): ‘11|‘12|‘13
Loire: ‘10|‘11|‘12|‘13
Merlot/CA: ‘10|‘11|‘12|‘13
New Zealand: ‘10|‘11|‘12|‘13
Oregon: ‘11|‘12|‘13|‘14
Piedmont: ‘11|‘12|‘13|‘14
Pinot Noir/ CA: ‘09|‘10|‘12|‘13
Port: ‘10|‘14
Portugal: ‘11|‘12|‘13|‘14
Rhone: ‘10|‘11|‘12|‘13

Rhone/CA: ‘11|‘12|‘13|‘14
Sauvignon Blanc/CA: ‘10|‘11|‘12
Sicily: ‘09
South Africa: ‘11|‘12|‘13|‘14
Southern France: ‘09
Spain: ‘10|‘11|‘12|‘13
Sparkling Wine/Global: ‘10
Sparkling Wine/US: ‘11|‘12|‘14
Tuscany: ‘09|‘10|‘12|‘13
Washington: ‘10|‘11|‘12|‘13
Whites/CA: ‘09|‘10|‘11|‘13
Zinfandel/CA: ‘11|‘12|‘13|‘14

Weekly Wine Buys | Curated by Wine Alert

Every week, we present a number of wines representing unique buying opportunities. Selection criteria include such things as high quality/price ratio, exceptional scarcity, or favorable pricing relative to the average retail price.
Wine of the Day

Robert Parker: 30 Years of Wine Trends A concise history from the world’s most famous wine critic.

News & Reviews Ticker | The latest 10 posts in 2 minute rotations. Click to go to source.

The New York Times
Eric Asimov | Critic

Wine Guides | By Region, Type and Varietal: First | Previous | Next | Last (Select to Scroll)

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San Francisco Chronicle
Combined Wine/Drinking

Top Selections

Top 100 Wines 2013 | California Oregon Washington

The top wines coming from the West Coast right now are the best in a generation. They excel in familiar forms we know and love, like Pinot Noir and Cabernet. Yet they push boundaries, they pursue greatness with grapes both long forgotten and newly discovered on these shores. They represent a great momentum that is changing the way we enjoy wine.

Descending Wine Course

Easy-to-digest lessons, leading to an archive of essential tips that’ll make you an oenophile.

The New Rules of Wine

We talked to the best sommeliers, vintners, and career winos around to rewrite the book on this fermented-grape-juice thing.

Everything You Know about
White Wine Is Wrong

“The only thing red wine does better than white is stain your clothes.”– Alan Richman

How to Beat An Overpriced Wine List

We’ve all had the experience of sitting down for dinner with a date or a client at an unfamiliar restaurant and having to deal with a wine list where every bottle seems to be in triple figures. Alan Richman reveals the secrets to finding values on an expensive wine list.


Feature Blogs | Wine 101 | Good Values | Wine, etc. | U.S. Regional

The latest 10 posts in 2 minute rotations (for select blogs, 20 posts in 4 minutes). Click to go to source.

Feature Blogs

Wine 101

Good Values

Wine, etc.

Bigger Than Your Head

Eno Bytes

James Suckling
Fmr. Editor, The Wine Spectator

Jamie Goode’s Wine Blog

Ken’s Wine Guide
The latest 20 posts in 4 minutes

Matching Food & Wine
U.K. Pairing Site
The latest 20 posts in 4 minutes

Reviews & Pairings

Vine Sleuth Uncorked
Education, Pairings & Events

U.S. Regional