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In the Dec. 15, 2006 Issue

California Pinot Noir

Cover Story

California Pinot Noir - Vineyard by vineyard, dedicated vintners are pushing the frontiers of Pinot terroir and driving up quality
Making Pinot Noir - Ripe grapes and gentle winemaking unlock Pinot's elegant power
The Magnificent 30 - A look at the wineries best capturing the essence of this great grape

Features

Jumilla's Visionaries - In southeastern Spain, pioneering winemakers are producing robust reds

Tasting Reports

Pinot Noir's Excellent 2004 - Another banner year, capped by 11 wines rating 95 points or higher
Dynamism in the Douro - Table wines reach new heights of quality in Portugal
How Does Priorat Age?
Spain In the 21st Century - Good vintages and talented vintners bring Spain into a new era of quality

Gifts

The Table Is Set - Three chefs introduce their own lines of dinnerware

Travel

Spain's Undiscovered Mediterranean - Valencia finds a new energy with revolutionary architecture and cutting-edge cuisine

People

Bruno is Bruno - The owner of Ducru-Beaucaillou respects family tradition but does things HIS WAY

Departments

Upfront

Sonoma Follows Napa With New Labeling Law
Irish Entrepreneur Creates One Label For Great Wines From Around the World
Drinkers Are Better Thinkers, Two Studies Suggest
GrapeVine
Italy's Friuli Region Loses Tocai Name
Champagne to Get Quick Paris Connection
Foie Gras Fight Heats Up In New Jersey

Tastes

Tastes: IN THE KITCHEN with Sam Gugino: Coffee With a Conscience
Tastes: A Better Grinder
Tastes: Coasting
Tastes: Chefs' Secret Ingredient
Tastes: The First Taste of Greatness

Columns

The Pinot Grail
Forever Francoholic
This Issue: California Pinot Noir

Collecting

Christie's New Record - Ambitious bidding sets all-time high hammer prices for two cases
V Foundation for Cancer Research Raises $3.4 Million
Garden Auction Yields Top Dollars For Culinary Education

Wine Talk

Wine Talk: Dan Aykroyd

The Buying Guide


The Buying Guide for this issue is available here.


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