Wine Spectator - WS

Wine Spectator is a lifestyle magazine that focuses on wine and wine culture, and gives out ratings to certain types of wine. It publishes 15 issues per year with content that includes news, articles, profiles, and general entertainment pieces. Each issue also includes from 400 to more than 1,000 wine reviews, which consist of wine ratings and tasting notes.

Wine Spectator, like most other major wine publications, rates wine on a 100-point scale. The magazine's policy also states that editors review wines in blind tasting. Wine Spectator's current critics include executive editor Thomas Mathews, managing editor Kim Marcus, editor-at-large Harvey Steiman, tasting director Bruce Sanderson and senior editors Tim Fish, James Laube, James Molesworth, Alison Napjus and MaryAnn Worobiec. Past critics include former managing editor Jim Gordon, Per-Henrik Mansson, former senior editor and European bureau chief James Suckling, who served at the magazine from 1981 to 2010, and former senior editor Nathan Wesley, who worked in the magazine's tasting department from 2005 to 2013.