Michael Schachner is a New York-based journalist specializing in wine, food and travel. His articles appear regularly in?Wine Enthusiast,?where he is a longstanding contributing editor responsible for South America and Spain. Schachner reviews more than 2,000 wines annually for?WEand regularly travels to Chile, Argentina and Spain to keep abreast of the constantly changing global wine map.?Email:?firstname.lastname@example.org.
All tastings reported in the Buying Guide are performed blind. Typically, products are tasted in peer-group flights of from 5?8 samples. Reviewers may know general information about a flight to provide context?vintage, variety or appellation?but never the producer or retail price of any given selection. When possible, products considered flawed or uncustomary are retasted.