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25th Annual
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100 Best Wines
   of the year

100 Best Buys
   of the year

Buying Guide 2011  Features at Wine & Spirits

American wineries of the year
From the Finger Lakes to the Napa Valley, Santa Barbara to Vashon Island, here are the 40 top-performing US wineries from our past 12 months of tastings. Some of these names you’ll know well—Chateau Ste. Michelle, Ridge, Flowers, Iron Horse, Qupé have all made this list more than ten times in the 25 years we’ve been keeping track. Others—Red Newt or Mark Ryan, for example—are making their debut. All dominated their respective regions with a range of top-scoring wines.

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International wineries of the year
If you’re looking for reference points in the great winemaking regions of the world, here are 60 of the best. From Champagne to Sherry, Barolo to the Hunter Valley, these wineries performed at the top of their regions. We selected these wineries from the results of our tastings of 6,457 wines over the past year. These 60 had the strongest overall showing, having at least three highly recommended wines—and often many more—as well as the highest average scores.
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Best Spirits of the last 15 years

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Best Wine Books 2011

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Best Wine Stuff 2011

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