Long maligned and misunderstood, California's distinctive red grape is now making first-rate wines under the guidance of Zin masters like Larry Turley.
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Zinfandel Powerhouse - Larry Turley’s passion and drive have made Turley Wine Cellars' powerful yet balanced Zins the stylistic role model across California
21st Century Renaissance - A handful of young winemakers are reshaping California's distinctive red
Producers to Know - Fifteen California wineries with track records for Zinfandel excellence
Tasting Report - Top wines and best values from the 2010 vintage
2012 Bordeaux Barrels - Our first tastings of this difficult vintage reveal a very good to outstanding performance by top châteaus
Going Grüner - This plush and spicy white helps put Austria on the world stage
Brunello di Montalcino - Fans of these Italian Sangioveses have a choice of styles among the 2008s and the 2007 riservas
San Francisco - Three seasonally driven restaurants offer elevated dining in emerging neighborhoods
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The Quiet Man - Unassuming Bordeaux consultant Eric Boissenot brings an impeccable palate and innate understanding of terroir to his clients' cellars
Lights! Camera! Pour! Video Contest! Wine Spectator's 7th Annual Contest - Share your wine story and earn great prizes
Jean-Guillaume Prats' New Role at LVMH
Chinese Government Cuts Wine Budget
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Lights! Camera! Pour! Wine Spectator’s 7th Annual Video Contest
Keyshawn Johnson - Football star and ESPN commentator Keyshawn Johnson adds wine to his ready list
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Wine Industry Players Invest in Fair Trade
Pennsylvania’s Doe Run Farm
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Christian Nellemann - London collector finds affinity with an American design firm
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This Issue - Marvin R. Shanken
Summer Whites, Europeans Reds and Chilean Carmènere
James Laube - Mondavi's To Kalon cachet
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Matt Kramer - An indigenous advantage
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Victor Scargle’s Don Watson Lamb Trio With Pinot Noir - Chef Victor Scargle, Lucy Restaurant and Bar, Yountville, Calif.
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2013 VIDEO CONTEST Creative with a video camera? Submit your shorts to Wine Spectator's Seventh Annual Video Contest and you could win great prizes. Our editors will select the finalists and post them on WineSpectator.com, where viewers can vote for the winning video. The deadline to enter is Sept. 2. Check out the rules and previous years' finalists online.
FATHER'S DAY Coming soon: Impress Dad with a delicious (but easy-to make) meal, served with a wine you know he'll love. We're sharing a new recipe and recently rated wines to match. Or, take him out to a restaurant with an award-winning wine list and treat him to a great bottle.
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