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In the April 30, 2007 Issue

Great Values

Cover Story

Luxury on a Budget: Fine Wines for Everyday Dining - 80 wines, $20 or less, 85-92 points, with 4 great dishes to match
Luxury on a Budget: Pasta Primavera With Light-Bodied Wines
Luxury on a Budget: Grilled Yellowfin Tuna Steaks With Full-Bodied Whites
Luxury on a Budget: Roast Chicken With Light-Bodied Reds
Luxury on a Budget: Braised Short Ribs With Full-Bodied Reds
Luxury on a Budget: 80 Food-Friendly Values at a Glance

Features

Tasting Reports

Germany's Golden Vintage - Riesling benefits from rising temperatures in 2005, but there's a catch
South Africa's Serious Syrahs - An emerging red joins a traditional white at the top of the quality hierarchy
ABCs of South Africa

Dining

Translating Tokyo - Japan's capital city is massive and complex but also home to excellent restaurants with marvelous food and wine

Food & Drink

Seduced by Sake - Americans are learning to embrace Japan's noble beverage
Seduced by Sake: From Rice to Sake - Making quality sake requires a mix of agriculture, technology and tradition—sound familiar?
Seduced by Sake: An Elegant and Graceful Partner - With its subtle flavors, sake can be a sublime match for many dishes
Seduced by Sake: Recommended Sakes

Travel

Breathtaking Sedona - Three Arizona resorts offer fine dining and fine wine

People

Leap of Faith - Grace and Ken Evenstad of Domaine Serene took a chance on Oregon Pinot Noir

Grapevine

Cheese

Tastes: IN THE KITCHEN with Sam Gugino: Goat Cheese Gets a Woman's Touch

Spirits

Tastes: A Taste of Sweet Velvet

Departments

This Issue/Marvin R. Shanken

This Issue: Our First Video Contest

Upfront

Guigal Wines Set Record Prices - The 2003 single-vineyard Côte-Rôties hit $800 in some stores
State of the Science: Resveratrol - Is it a wine-derived miracle drug or the next great red hype?
Wine Heist Rattles Silicon Valley
GrapeVine
Wine and Grapes Have $162 Billion Impact
Wine Spectator Video Contest Is Accepting Entries

In-Depth

TBA Strikes South American Wineries - Chile's Viñas Errázuriz is the latest affected

Tastes

Tastes: La Crème de La Cream
Tastes: Los Angeles Hot Spot: Pizzeria Mozza
Tastes: Beefing It Up

Columns

Be Happy, Don't Worry
Say the Secret Word

Collecting

Naples Festival Raises Record $18.3 million - The nation's top charity wine auction continues winning streak
Auction Index Rockets to New High - Prices jump 13 percent in six months
Fighting Cancer With Wine

Wine Talk

Wine Talk: Alex Lifeson

Other

Luxury on a Budget - 80 Food-Friendly Values at a Glance

The Buying Guide


The Buying Guide for this issue is available here.

VIDEO CONTEST  Submit your amateur wine videos to Wine Spectator Online's inaugural video contest and you could win a prize! Our editors will select the best videos, which will be shown on our site. The entry deadline is June 1, 2007. For complete rules and technical details, please visit www.winespectator.com/videocontest.

E-MAIL NEWSLETTERS  Wine Spectator's four free reports deliver essential wine news straight to your inbox:

  • WINE & HEALTHY LIVING  Health news, answers to your health questions and tips on how to live a healthy lifestyle
  • COLLECTING & AUCTIONS  New ratings of collectibles, auction news and expert collecting advice
  • VIDEO THEATER  New ratings of collectibles, auction news and expert collecting advice
  • SIPS & TIPS  Great value-wine recommendations, plus dining, travel and wine advice

VIDEOS   We now have more than 100 videos, coming soon:

  • GERMANY  Compare 2005 Rieslings and learn how to understand a German wine label.
  • SOUTH AFRICA  Discover which varieties the country does best and hear champion golfer Ernie Els talk about his winery.

PASSOVER  View our recommendations on recently released kosher wines for the holiday.

SPRING ENTERTAINING  Celebrate the warmer weather by learning what to drink with light, Asian-inspired fare.


2006 BORDEAUX  James Suckling reports on his barrel tastings of the latest vintage.

2005 BURGUNDY  Bruce Sanderson shares his cellar notes on an excellent vintage for both reds and whites.

SANTA BARBARA  James Laube previews the region's Pinot Noirs and other wines being sold as futures.

NEW GUEST BLOGGERS  Read the musings of Wine Spectator Online's newest guest bloggers:

  • CHUCK WAGNER  The Caymus Vineyards owner talks about life as a winemaker in Napa Valley.
  • ERIC RIPERT  Le Bernardin's chef takes you into the kitchen of his award-winning New York City restaurant.


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