The US magazine (Wine Watcher) was founded in 1976 by Bob Morrisey in New York and bought three years later by publisher Marvin R. Shanken. It is next to the "Wine Advocate" by Robert Parker as the world's most influential wine publication and was classified in 2008 by the Luxury Institute as a business consumer magazine No. 1 among affluent readers. The editor-in-chief is Thomas Matthews.
The articles about all wine regions of all wine producing countries The world with its wines are supplied by the most renowned wine journalists on the ground, for example, Hugh gave regular contributions Johnson, John Platter, Cyril ray and Jancis Robinson, There are 15 issues per year, each containing 400 to more than 1,000 tasting notes or wine reviews, These are done after the 100-point system from experienced wine critics like James arbor James Molesworth, Bruce Sanderson, Harvey Steiman and James, who was responsible for managing the European office in Paris until 2010 Suckling,
In 1981, the Restaurant Awards program was introduced, with which the wine Lists be rated by restaurants. From the magazine 1986 became the second round of the famous Paris Wine Tasting sponsored, organized and conducted in New York. Since 1988, the last edition of each year has published a "Top 100 List", in which the world's best wines with a wine rating of over 90 points are awarded the best value for money. There is also an online edition with an extensive wine database, which can be searched for around 280,000 wines. A sister sheet published since 1992 called "Cigar Aficionado" (cigar lovers) and combines the topics "wine and cigars". See also complete lists of relevant keywords below literature and wine guide,