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Wine Spectator to Unveil Top 100 Wines of 2014

November 10, 2014

After tasting 18,000 wines from vineyards around the globe this year, Wine Spectator’s editors are set to release their much-anticipated list of the Top 100 Wines of 2014. The week-long unveiling of the list begins at 11 a.m. ET today, Nov. 10, at top100.winespectator.com.

Each day the Top 100 countdown will feature a new set of wines, with Wines 10 & 9 to be revealed today, Wines 8 & 7 following November 11, Wines 6 & 5 onNovember 12, and Wines 4, 3 & 2 on November 13. The Wine of the Year will be named on November 14, and Wine Spectator’s full Top 100 list will appearNovember 17.

Top 100 selections are based on four criteria: quality (represented by score), value (reflected by release price), availability (based on the number of cases made or imported into the U.S.) and the “X-factor”—the excitement generated by the wine. All of the wines are reviewed by Wine Spectator editors in independent blind tastings.

This year’s list features wines from 15 countries and an atypical mix of regions and grape varieties. “As more regions and countries around the world produce fine wine, the selections in the Top 100 are increasingly complex, diverse and stimulating,” said Wine Spectator executive editor Thomas Matthews. “It’s been an exciting challenge to seek out the rising stars, great values and benchmark wines for this year’s list. We hope our readers will enjoy reading about the wines we chose, and will have the opportunity to try both the proven names and the bottles that are off the beaten path.”


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