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In the Oct. 15, 2006 Issue

The Best of San Francisco

Cover Story

San Francisco: The Best of San Francisco - A guide to the city's top restaurants, wine bars and hotels


New Collectors Boost Market to Record High - Wine Spectator's Auction Index posts its largest gain
Sonoma Showcase Refocuses on Wine - Amid a weekend of tastings, live sales of barrel lots raise $150,000 for charity

Tasting Reports

Australia's Red Wines Blaze Ahead - Big Shirazes and Cabernets dominate a surge in quality, led by wines from the 2004 vintage
Sure Bets For Quality
Battle Of Bordeaux - Despite a legal fight over ownership, Margaux's Château Giscours is on the rise


San Francisco: Grand Dining
San Francisco Dining: Less Lavish, More Relaxed
San Francisco Hotels: A Bevy of Top Hotels
San Francisco Dining: San Francisco Originals
San Francisco Wine Bars: Wine Bars, Bar None



Tastes: Making a Bad Last Impression



Where Have All the Workers Gone? - Border clampdown hits California wineries; prices may rise
Len Evans, Writer and Champion of Australian Wine, Dies at 75
U.S. Wine Labels May Soon List Allergens
Middle Eastern Vintners on the Front Line
Some Wine Grapes Contain Sleep Aid, Study Finds

Dining Out

Craftsteak, Le Cirque - Veteran restaurateurs present two new high-profile ventures


Tastes: Finer Grind
Tastes: Hot Spot: New York's Eleven Madison Park
Tastes: Real Salami
Tastes: IN THE KITCHEN with Sam Gugino: Spicing Things Up


Hot Wines You Don't Want
Don't Get Me Started
This Issue

Inside Wine

The Unseen Engine of Fermentation - Yeast is a vintner's closest ally—and potential adversary

Wine Talk

Wine Talk: Dan Abrams



The Buying Guide

The Buying Guide for this issue is available here.

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