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Master Sommeliers Vintage 2013 Issue

Below is a summary of issue #150-151, published in July-August & September-October 2013. This issue is available for purchase online by clicking "Add to Cart" below.


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Special Report: Morellino di Scansano, Tuscany’s Other Sangiovese

In the past decade, this appellation has emerged as an outstanding source of delicious, moderately priced wines, most of them available for less than $200/case wholesale. We look behind the scenes at this DOCG, and review 46 of our favorite current releases.

Vintage 2013 Master Sommeliers

We profile all five Americans who passed the Master Sommelier diploma examination in 2013. It is not only where they now work and what they do that is so interesting, but also what they think and how they view their roles as mentors, advocates, and professionals that gives insights into where and how they will help lead the industry in the years ahead.


We pose the question, ‘Shouldn’t your wines by the glass reflect your overall wine program?”

Wine Recommendations

An extraordinary range of wines this issue, from California, Washington, and Oregon; and 13 other countries. The 492 wines recommended represent fewer than 40% of the total wines tasted, including wines from these producers:

Artezin, Atlas Peak, Beckmen, Bella, Buty, Chalk Hill, Claiborne & Churchill, Cobb, Corison, DeLoach, Dutton-Goldfield, Foley, Frei Brothers, Frog's Leap, Gallo Signature, Gary Farrell, Grgich Hills, Hess Collection, J. Lohr, Kosta Browne, La Follette, Langtry, Patz & Hall, Peju, Quivira, Ravenswood, Robert Mondavi, Sebastiani, Silverado, Ten Acre, Terra Valentine, Three Rivers, Transcendance, White Oak, Wrath, etc.

Argentina, Australia, Austria, Chile, France, Germany, Italy, New Zealand, Portugal, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Uruguay

Alonso del Yerro, Artesana, Astrolabe, Ata Rangi, Barth, Bernhard Huber, Beronia, Bischofliche Weinguter, Bouchard Finlayson, Bujanda, Cantine del Pino, Castello d'Albola, Celler de Capcanes, Charles Melton, Chateau Boutisse, Chateau Cantin, Chateau Recougne, Clos Beauregard, Col d'Orcia, Colle Spinello, Domaine Bertagna, Erik Banti, Felix Callejo, Finca Valpiedra, Fitz-Ritter, Gonzales Byass, Hand of God, Herdade das Servas, Hope Estate, Il Pollenza, Jim Barry, Le Pupille, Lungarotti, Mantellassi, Mastrojanni, Melis, Millsreef, Monteverro, Morisfarms, Numanthia, OrtoVins, Peter Zemmer, Pietramora, Poggio Argentiera, Prunotto, Quinta da Rosa, Quinta do Vallado, Roccapesta, Rocche Costamagna, Saint Clair, Schloss Saarstein, Tim Adams, Tommasi, Valduero, Vavasour, Villa Maria, Wakefield, Wirra Wirra, Yalumba, Zuccardi, etc.

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