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In the Aug. 31, 2007 Issue

Restaurant Awards & Dining Guide

Cover Story

The Best Restaurants for Wine Lovers

The French Laundry - Thomas Keller's Napa Valley icon reopens with a stellar new wine list

Palais Coburg - An ambitious wine cellar on an imperial scale rises in the heart of Vienna

List of Grand Award-Winning Restaurants


    Tasting Reports


    Keeping It Classic - Major chain steak houses rely on tradition, focusing on red meat and red wines







    Dining Out




    Wine Talk

The Buying Guide

The Buying Guide for this issue is available here.

RESTAURANT RATINGS Rate the award winners of our 2007 Dining Guide-our new Restaurant Search ratings system lets you hand out stars and comment on your favorite dining spots.

EDITORS' BLOGS Read about our senior editors' travels as they head to top wine regions and write about their discoveries:

  • Bruce Sanderson visited Burgundy for another look at the upcoming 2005 releases and to take a peek at the 2006s in barrel.
  • James Molesworth spent a week in Châteauneuf-du-Pape to check out the powerhouse 2005 vintage and taste through a horizontal of 1998s.

INSIDER AND ADVANCE RATINGS Get a jump on exciting new wines with our exclusive newsletters. The Insider provides a first look at our editors' latest tastings, while the Advance gives you a sneak peek at selected ratings from Wine Spectator's upcoming issue.

RESTAURANT SEARCH Our complete 2007 Dining Guide, with nearly 4,000 award-winning restaurants, is searchable with our newly redesigned database-now with photos and more information.

VIDEOS Watch clips that illustrate some of this issue's stories:

HARVEST REPORTS Crush is almost under way-we'll provide updates on the expected quality of the Northern Hemisphere's top wine regions.

NEW E-MAIL NEWSLETTERS Our four newsletters deliver essential information straight to your inbox:


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