The US wine magazine with offices in New York and San Francisco was founded in 1982. It should not be confused with the British journal Wine & Spirit International, which has a similar name. It is aimed at consumers and wine professionals, with articles on established and emerging regions and producers, the art and science of winemaking, events and wine food pairing (which wine goes with which food). It appears seven times a year and is read by over 200,000 members. Joshua Greene, who is active in the magazine industry, was a consultant for the magazine from 1984. One of his first actions was to shorten the then magazine name "Winestate's Wine & Spirits Buying Guide". He finally bought it in 1989. In addition to Greene, who serves as publisher and editor-in-chief, authors and wine critics Patrick Comiskey, Peter Liem, Fiona Morrison(MoW), David Schildknecht, Patricio Tapia and Tara Q. Thomas. Each year, around 15,000 wines are tasted and evaluated. Employees and a committee of sommeliers, wine merchants and winemakers take part in the wine tastings. The wines are blindly tasted and evaluated using a 100-point system, although Greene is an outspoken opponent of this (quote: I don't think it is a very valuable piece of information). There is also an online portal. See also under Literature (authors) and Wine guides (journals).
Joshua Greene: Serious Eats