I've pretty much given up on the Wine Spectator. My subscription will not be renewed when it comes due next, especially since they have instituted an incredibly draconian policy which basically puts every shred of content on their site behind a login (which costs $49 a year). Mostly though I'm tired of their weak writing, shameless advertising dependency, and narrowmindedness.
However, it might be worth visiting a newsstand near you to read (if not purchase and read) the article in the current issue about women in the wine world. Its well researched and written, if a bit predictable, but its a great celebration of some fantastic women who have made indelible marks on the wine industry and some who are doubtless going to.
It's wrongly a male dominated world of wine and I enjoyed seeing the achievements of these women celebrated. Check it out.
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Wine News: What I'm Reading the Week of 5/1/16 I'll Drink to That: Charles Philipponnat of Champagne Philipponnat Vinography Images: White Wall I'll Drink to That: Author Ian D'Agata West of West Pinot Tasting: May 19, San Francisco Wine News: What I'm Reading the Week of 4/24/16 2016 Garagiste Wine Festival: May 19, Oakland Warm Up: Tannins I'll Drink to That: Winemaker Andy Erickson Vinography Unboxed: Week of April 17, 2016
Wine Will Never Smell the Same Again: Luca Turin and the Science of Scent Forlorn Hope: The Remarkable Wines of Matthew Rorick Debating Robert Parker At His Invitation Passopisciaro Winery, Etna, Sicily: Current Releases Should We Care What Winemakers Say? The Sweet Taste of Freedom: Austria's Ruster Ausbruch Wines 2009 Burgundy Vintage According to Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Charles Banks: The New Man Behind Mayacamas Wine from the Caldera: The Incredible Viticulture of Santorini Why Community Tasting Notes Sites Will Fail Chateau Rayas and the 2012 Vintage of Chateauneuf-du-Pape A Life Indomitable: The Wines of Casal Santa Maria, Portugal Bay Area Bordeaux: Tasting Santa Cruz Mountain Cabernets Forgotten Jewels: Reviving Chile's Old Vine Carignane The First-Timer's Guide to Les Trois Glorieuses of Hospices de Beaune