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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


    Tasting Reports


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

    Food & Drink



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





    This Issue/Marvin R. Shanken






    Wine Talk


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

The Buying Guide

The Buying Guide for this issue is available here.

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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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