More Than Just a Spectator…

Wine Spectator is the world’s most widely-read wine publication, with more than 3 million readers. Executive editor, Thomas Matthews, leads a team of more than 30 writers, critics and editors working in both print and digital media, reviewing more than 18,000 wines each year in independent blind tastings. We asked Thomas what his publication’s key aims are.

Our goal is to educate and entertain our readers about wide-ranging culture of wine.

What are you primarily looking for at Vinexpo?

I look forward to catching up with vintners from around the world, discovering new wines and learning about current developments from the vineyards to the global market.

Which regions / varieties / wine styles do you feel are gaining most in popularity in the region served by your publication?

In the US, consumers are eager to explore the entire world of wine. California remains the leading region, but any winery that delivers high quality and good value can succeed in our market.

What are you most looking forward to at the show?

Wine Spectator was partnering with Vinexpo to present “Fire and Rain”, a panel discussion about the impact of climate change on the wine industry. I don’t believe there is a more important issue facing vintners (and consumers) today.


Photo: Thomas Matthews – Executive editor, Wine Spectator