Coming Up in Wine Advocate Issue 226

Dear Readers,

On Wednesday, August 31st at 12 noon USA EDT, we will be publishing Wine Advocate Issue 226. We have an incredible line-up of regions and wines being featured this issue, making it nearly impossible to list the highlights without listing all 26 articles. To name but a few, there are some cracking North and Central Coasts California reviews by Robert Parker and Jeb Dunnuck. Over in France, Neal Martin has been from one end of Burgundy (Chablis) to the other (Beaujolais), and managed a side trip to Bordeaux. Luis Gutierrez has been minding the gap in Rioja, while Monica has been traipsing ‘round the hallowed Brunello di Montalcino vines. Stephan has remained on home-turf in Germany, but our wayward critic, Mark Squires, has gone all exotic in Israel, Greece, Portugal and, er, New Jersey (yup!). I’ve still been scouting about the ancient vines of South Australia. And I’m excited to report that our newest critic – Liwen Hao – has just penned our very first official Sake report!

Weighing in at a whopping 4,981 new wine reviews, here is what we have in store for subscribers in our End of August Issue:

Print Edition &

USA, California: Recommended New Releases by Robert M. Parker, Jr.

USA, California: Spottswoode - A Vertical Tasting by Robert M. Parker, Jr.

Great Spanish Value Wines: Jorge Ordoñez Selections by Robert M. Parker, Jr.

USA, California: Santa Barbara County New Releases by Jeb Dunnuck

USA, California: Paso Robles New Releases from 2013 and 2014 by Jeb Dunnuck

Spain, Rioja: Mind the Gap by Luis Gutierrez Only:

38th TWA Anniversary Addition - POST SCRIPT: Since 2003 and the 25th Anniversary by Robert M. Parker, Jr.
(This will also be featured as a free-to-view article on Wine Journal)

Australia, Clare Valley: Jim Barry The Armagh Retrospective by Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW

Australia, South Australia: Part 2 - The Vale, The Hills & The Limestone Coast by Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW

France, Beaujolais: Battling the Odds - 2014/2015 by Neal Martin

France, Bordeaux: The Scale of Life - Château Figeac 1949-2013 by Neal Martin

France, Bordeaux: Château Latour 2007 by Neal Martin

France, Burgundy: Louis Latour by Neal Martin

France, Chablis: Battling the Odds - 2014/2015 by Neal Martin

Germany: Part One – 2014 and 2015 Vintages by Stephan Reinhardt

Greece: The Great Red North by Mark Squires

Israel: New Releases by Mark Squires

Italy, Basilicata: Rooting for the Underdog by Monica Larner

Italy, Puglia: Value Wines and New Releases by Monica Larner

Italy, Sicily: A Generational Change by Monica Larner

Italy, Tuscany: Brunello di Montalcino - A Year in the Life by Monica Larner

Japan, Sake: The Drop of Poetry by Liwen Hao

Portugal: The White Album - 2015 (Best Ever?) and More by Mark Squires

Portugal: Vinho Verde - Can Young (& New) Guns Win the Day? by Mark Squires

Up From the Cellar 20 by Neal Martin

Spain, Rioja: Castillo Ygay Blanco - A Darker Shade of White by Luis Gutierrez

USA, East Coast: Paumanok, New Jersey and More by Mark Squires


Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, Editor-in-Chief
Photo from Liwen Hao's forthcoming Sake Report

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