In the Sept. 30, 2006 Issue

The World of Food

Features

Most Valuable Cellar - Mets pitcher Steve Trachsel conducts wine tastings at 30,000 feet

Big Bottles Fetch Big Prices - Large-format bottles are selling at auction for very large sums

    Tasting Reports

    Thick or Thin - The 2003 and 2004 vintages present a stark choice for lovers of white Burgundy

    Food & Drink

Grapevine

    Coffee

Departments

    Upfront

    Tastes

    Columns

The Buying Guide

The Buying Guide for this issue is available here.

LABOR DAY It's the last long weekend of summer, time to say farewell to the season in style. Let us do all the work for you with our tips on how to plan a delicious outdoor meal and the wines to serve with it.

2006 HARVEST As crush gets underway in the Northern Hemisphere, find out how the vintage is doing in the top wine regions of Europe and the United States. Visit our site to get updates on the latest news from the vineyards.

WINE COUNTRY TRAVEL Fall is a great time to head for the vineyards and see some of the harvest action. Whether you're planning a weekend trip or a whole week of tasting and touring, our new travel section provides an in-depth guide to the most popular U.S. wine destinations. Find recommendations on where to eat, where to stay and which wineries and attractions to visit.

WINE RATINGS Our online database features reviews of more than 161,000 wines, including tasting notes and drink windows. Search and sort by price, vintage or score.


BONUS VIDEOS Wine Spectator Online's bonus videos add extra dimension to articles in the magazine's latest issues. This month, we present tips on food and wine matching, and we host a tasting of white Burgundy. You can also subscribe to our weekly Podcast on iTunes.
Select a player to watch our Burgundy video: Windows Media | Quicktime
Select a player to watch our food and wine matching video: Windows Media | Quicktime

WINE OF THE WEEK Sign up for our e-mail newsletter to receive a wine recommendation and advice on food and travel every week.

QUESTIONS ABOUT WINE? Want an explanation for a tasting descriptor? Wondering how to send back a corky bottle? Dr. Vinny, our Web site's resident expert, tackles all questions about wine, from how it's made to how to serve it. Check out the latest questions and answers or consult the doctor yourself on our site.

LABOR DAY It's the last long weekend of summer, time to say farewell to the season in style. Let us do all the work for you with our tips on how to plan a delicious outdoor meal and the wines to serve with it.

2006 HARVEST As crush gets underway in the Northern Hemisphere, find out how the vintage is doing in the top wine regions of Europe and the United States. Visit our site to get updates on the latest news from the vineyards.

WINE COUNTRY TRAVEL Fall is a great time to head for the vineyards and see some of the harvest action. Whether you're planning a weekend trip or a whole week of tasting and touring, our new travel section provides an in-depth guide to the most popular U.S. wine destinations. Find recommendations on where to eat, where to stay and which wineries and attractions to visit.

WINE RATINGS Our online database features reviews of more than 161,000 wines, including tasting notes and drink windows. Search and sort by price, vintage or score.


BONUS VIDEOS Wine Spectator Online's bonus videos add extra dimension to articles in the magazine's latest issues. This month, we present tips on food and wine matching, and we host a tasting of white Burgundy. You can also subscribe to our weekly Podcast on iTunes.
Select a player to watch our Burgundy video: Windows Media | Quicktime
Select a player to watch our food and wine matching video: Windows Media | Quicktime

WINE OF THE WEEK Sign up for our e-mail newsletter to receive a wine recommendation and advice on food and travel every week.

QUESTIONS ABOUT WINE? Want an explanation for a tasting descriptor? Wondering how to send back a corky bottle? Dr. Vinny, our Web site's resident expert, tackles all questions about wine, from how it's made to how to serve it. Check out the latest questions and answers or consult the doctor yourself on our site.

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