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We include reviews on many wines from the critics below to help you make an informed buying choice...

The Wine Advocate

The Wine Advocate is owned by the Michelin Guide.

The publication was originally established by Robert Parker, who became the world's most influential wine critic, renowned for his consistency and independence of views.

Robert Parker has now retired, and Lisa Perotti-Brown is the Editor-in-Chief for The Wine Advocate and RobertParker.com, leading a team of researchers and writers.

Average to very good wines score in the 80s; outstanding wines 90-95 points, while 96+ is reserved for the extraordinary.


Vinous

Vinous


Vinous is a collaboration between some of the finest and most objective palates on the planet, including: founder Antonio Galloni; Stephen Tanzer (integrating the International Wine Cellar); Joshua Raynolds; Ian D'Agata, and Neil Martin. Its experts visit hundreds of wineries and taste thousands of wines each year. As well as reviewing and scoring wines, Vinous is a great resource for both wine professionals and enthusiasts.

Wine Spectator

The Wine Spectator

The Wine Spectator is an American periodical whose tasting notes and scores are highly regarded amongst the wine trade and American consumers. Wines are tasted 'blind' to maximize objectivity. Scores in the 80s are reserved for good to very good wines; 90-94 outstanding, whilst 95+ are deemed classic.

Michael Broadbent

Michael Broadbent MW

Michael Broadbent MW is the founder of Christies Wine Department. His Great Vintage Wine Book was the first book in English to win the coveted Le Grand Prix de l'Academie Internationale du Vin, and his Standard Guide to Winetasting, continuously in print since 1968, has been translated into six languages. Broadbent's professional duties as a wine auctioneer have taken him all over the world and won him many awards.

James Suckling


James Suckling is a senior editor and chief columnist for The Wine Spectator magazine. He is the author of Vintage Port - the Wine Spectator's Ultimate Guide for Consumers, Collectors and Investors.

Wine Enthusiast Magazine

Wine Enthusiast


Wine Enthusiast Magazine is run by a team of editors based in New York, California, Washington, France, England and Italy.

Each expert offers a unique area of expertise to taste, enjoy and communicate a love of the world's finest wines in a fresh and accessible way.

James Laube


James Laube is a senior editor and columnist for The Wine Spectator. His books on California Wine include California's Great Cabernets and California's Great Chardonnays, in addition to the first edition of Wine Spectator's California Wine.