The critically acclaimed, independent, bimonthly International Wine Cellar, established in 1985, is read by wine lovers in all 50 states and 28 countries. Since 1997, the 100% subscriber-supported IWC has also been available in French and Japanese editions. With today's high wine prices, buying the wrong bottle can be maddening. We help you find the finest wines on the market -and avoid the mediocre but often equally expensive bottles.
The IWC provides extensive coverage of the world of fine wine, written mostly by editor and publisher Stephen D. Tanzer but also calling on the expertise of experienced authorities on the wines of specific regions. Our chief objective is to provide comprehensive yet concise coverage of all of the world's most important wine-producing areas on a regular basis. We name names: the majority of every issue of the publication is devoted to tasting notes on the most important wines of each region covered -anywhere from 500 to 800 wines per issue.
In addition to providing extensive tasting notes and vintage evaluations, the IWC also features in-depth, insightful interviews with knowledgeable wine insiders; collecting and investment advice (when to buy and when not to buy); lucid treatment of technical topics and controversial issues; and regular coverage of excellent inexpensive wines, including bottles from regions too often ignored by other wine publications.
"Exceptionally informative. . . . The excellent tasting notes and thorough interviews are among the most reliable and descriptive in the English language. This is an excellent, extremely underrated source for reliable wine information."
"When we seek wine advice in print, we place Mr. Tanzer so far ahead of the rest of the pack in credibility, authority and accuracy that we can't even smell the rest of the pack. . . . the Wine Cellar is this country's most useful wine-rating publication for consumers."
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"What I like about the Wine Cellar is that the articles deal in reasonable depth with a couple of major subjects and appear to me to be extremely well balanced and sensible. . . highly interesting and useful."
"Interesting and enlightening. . . . an invaluable shopping guide for buyers of fine wines."
"I enjoy your low-key approach to wine evaluation. . . . Some of the other wine publications seem to be getting a little too hysterical."
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