The US magazine (Wine Watcher) was founded by Bob Morrisey in New York in 1976 and bought three years later by the publisher Marvin R. Shanken. It applies alongside Robert's “Wine Advocate” Parker as the most influential wine publication in the world and was classified by the Luxury Institute in 2008 as the No. 1 business consumer magazine among wealthy readers. Thomas Matthews is the editor-in-chief.
The articles on all wine-growing areas of all wine producing countries The world with their wines are supplied by renowned wine journalists on site, Hugh made regular contributions Johnson, John Platter, Cyril ray and jancis Robinson, 15 issues appear annually, each containing 400 to more than 1,000 tasting notes. These take place after the 100-point system by experienced wine critics, In the past, these included former editor-in-chief Jim Gordon, Per-Henrik Mansson and James, who was responsible for the management of the European office in Paris until 2010 Suckling, Current critics include executive editor Thomas Mathews, editor-in-chief Harvey Steiman, James arbor, Kim Marcus, Bruce Sanderson, Tim Fish, James Molesworth, Alison Napjus and Mary Ann Worobiec. The classification levels (see also under wine review ):
In 1981 the Restaurant Awards program was launched, with which the wine Lists be rated by restaurants. The second round of the famous Paris Wine Tasting sponsored, organized and carried out in New York. Since 1988 a “Top 100 list” has appeared in the last edition of each year, in which the world's best wines or wineries with a wine rating of 90 points and above with the best price / performance ratio have been named “Winery of the Year” become. There is also an online edition with an extensive wine database in which you can search for around 280,000 wines.
Every year the “Wine Experience” is organized, which includes wine tasting, seminars, lunch and a price banquet. The magazine also operates the Wine Spectator Scholarship Foundation to support wine and food programs. A sister sheet that has appeared since 1992 is called "Cigar Aficionado" (cigar lover) and combines the topics " Wine and cigars ". See also complete lists of relevant keywords on the topic at literature. wine guide and Viticulture personalities,