For the past 25 years, the critically acclaimed, independent International Wine Cellar has been helping wine lovers in the U.S. and around the world find the best bottles in every category and avoid expensive disappointments. You won’t find advertising or puff pieces in this 100% subscriber-supported publication, available exclusively on-line—just concise, reliable information for collectors old and new.
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Here’s what the critics have to say about the International Wine Cellar:
“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 IWC is this country’s most useful wine-rating publication for consumers.”—David Rosengarten, “Wining,” The New York Observer
“Exceptionally informative. . . . The excellent tasting notes and thorough interviews are among the most reliable and descriptive in the English language. This is an excellent source for reliable wine information.—Robert M. Parker, Jr., Author/Publisher, The Wine Advocate (in Food & Wine magazine)
“Clearly, a newsletter is only as good as the taster who does the writing . . . For my money (and palate), America’s best wine newsletter is Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar.”—Matt Kramer, The Wine Spectator
“What I like about the International 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
At the International Wine Cellar, our objective is to make you a smarter wine buyer, by providing you with concise vintage summaries, inside information from producers, and jargon-free wine descriptions and ratings that will enable you to purchase the wines best suited to your palate and budget.
Each issue of the IWC includes more than 100,000 words of wine coverage and tasting notes on at least 1,500 wines. Subscribers also enjoy frequent bonus features, normally on categories of wine that offer excellent value, as well as unlimited access to 12 years of back issues and a data base of more than 80,000 easily searchable and sortable tasting notes.
Subscribers can also participate in the unusually civilized IWC user forum, where they can exchange questions, answers and opinions about wine with their fellow wine lovers.
Through my electronic partner WineAccess, subscribers can also compare prices and purchase many wines recommended in the IWC by following links between wines reviewed in the IWC and a network of retail merchants who have these items in stock.
Here are excerpts from correspondence we’ve received through the years from loyal IWC 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
“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 IWC is the most trustworthy and discriminating wine publication out there. They were right: I was a blockhead.”—Denver, Colorado
“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.”—Sommelier, Chicago
“I subscribe to all the major wine publications, but yours is the one I most look forward to reading.” —Lawyer, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Go here for subscription options. For as little as $19.95 for a two-month subscription, you can get unlimited access to more than 80,000 tasting notes of recommended wines within a matter of minutes—and drink better wine tonight.
All the best in wine,
Stephen Tanzer, Editor/Publisher