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In the Jan. 31 - Feb. 28, 2007 Issue

Ultimate Buying Guide

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The 2006 Ultimate Buying Guide

The 2006 Ultimate Buying Guide: How We Taste

The 2006 Ultimate Buying Guide: The Tasters

The 2006 Ultimate Buying Guide: California

The 2006 Ultimate Buying Guide: France

The 2006 Ultimate Buying Guide: Italy

The 2006 Ultimate Buying Guide: Around The World

The 2006 Ultimate Buying Guide: Other U.S.

The 2006 Ultimate Buying Guide: The Top Scoring Wines of 2006

The 2006 Ultimate Buying Guide: Wine Spectator's 2007 Vintage Chart

The 2006 Ultimate Buying Guide: Wine Spectator's 2007 Vintage Chart

The 2006 Ultimate Buying Guide: 2006 Compendium






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The Buying Guide

The Buying Guide for this issue is available here.

2006 VINTAGE REPORT CARD  With the newest wines now aging in winery cellars, Wine Spectator's editors provide an early look at potential quality in key regions across the Northern Hemisphere and give each of them a preliminary grade. Plus, watch our bonus video recap of the 2006 California harvest.

VALENTINE'S DAY  Wow that special someone with the perfect meal, a seductive wine or a hedonistic dessert. We'll help you romance your date with our great recipes; plus, get tips on the best wines and chocolates.

TASTING HIGHLIGHTS  Get a jump on exciting new releases with selected notes from our editors' latest tastings. Recent highlights have included high-scoring, limited-production California Syrahs and Pinot Noirs, 2005 German Rieslings and 2004 Châteauneuf-du-Papes.

VALUE-WINE LISTS  Browse our exclusive lists of the world's top wine values and top value producers. We've added new lists such as Italian whites, New Zealand whites, Rhône reds and Spanish reds. We're also taking your suggestions for future lists.

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

VIDEOS  We now have more than 100 videos! Learn more about your favorite region by watching winemaker interviews and tasting reports from Wine Spectator's senior editors. View our special reports on California Cabernet and the 2006 harvest. Take a tour of restaurants with great wine programs. Catch the seminars at our California Wine Experience. Or learn all about winemaking in our Hard Labor series. You can also subscribe to Wine Spectator's weekly video Podcast on iTunes.

QUESTIONS ABOUT WINE?  Dr. Vinny, our Web site's resident expert, tackles all your questions, from what a tasting descriptor really means to the best way to send back a corky bottle.


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