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
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.
Here's what some of the world's most widely read wine
experts say about the International Wine Cellar:
"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
-Robert M. Parker, Jr., Author/Publisher, The
Wine Advocate (in Food & Wine magazine)
"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."
-David Rosengarten, "Wining," The New York Observer
"Just to say how very much I am enjoying your absorbing
newsletter. If only it wasn't so meaty, I could cut down on my reading load."
-Jancis Robinson, Master of Wine and wine writer
"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."
-Michael Broadbent, Master of Wine, wine writer
and Director, Christie's Wine Department
"Interesting and enlightening. . . . an invaluable shopping
guide for buyers of fine wines."
-Frank J. Prial, "Wine Talk," The New York Times
Here are excerpts from correspondence from satisfied
Wine Cellar subscribers:
"I enjoy your low-key approach to wine evaluation. . .
. Some of the other wine publications seem to be getting a little too hysterical."
-Stockbroker, New York City
"I just finished reading your May/June issue from cover
to cover. I'm still pinching myself. Can writing this good actually be about wine?"
-Wine importer, San Francisco
"It is so refreshing to read something of substance, intelligently
written and reported, where one can actually learn something new . . . you are clearly
the best guide."
-Restaurateur, Los Angeles
"My wino buddies have been telling me for years that the
Wine Cellar is the most trustworthy and discriminating wine publication out there.
They were right: I was a blockhead for not subscribing earlier."
"Too many of the other wine journals seem to give high
marks to over-the-top, high-alcohol wines that cannot be drunk with food. You, on
the other hand, appreciate subtlety and complexity, and I applaud your approach."
"I find your publication to be well-written, informative
and very useful. I'm only sorry that I did not discover you sooner."
-West Bloomfield, Michigan
"I subscribe to all the major wine publications, but yours
is the one I most look forward to reading."
-Lawyer, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
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