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In the Oct. 15, 2007 Issue

Australia's Benchmarks

Cover Story

Australia's Benchmarks - 25 world-class reds and whites that define the country's best

Australia's Benchmarks: Winery Profiles


    Tasting Reports


    Basking In Provence - Travelers to the south of France will find sun-blessed destinations for wine, food and all the senses


    Mastering Madiran - Alain Brumont succeeds in making world-class wines from the obscure Tannat grape





    Dining Out



    Inside Wine


    Wine Talk

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VIDEOS  We now have more than 150 videos! Watch this issue's stories come to life:

HARVEST REPORTS  Discover great places to experience crush, plus hear about the 2007 crop straight from the winemakers as the grapes come in.

FALL ENTERTAINING  Our recommended value wines and grilling recipes are perfect for a dinner party to usher in the fall.


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