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In the Dec. 15, 2007 Issue

1997 Italy Retrospective

Cover Story

Golden Vintage, Golden Wines - 10 years after the harvest, 1997 remains the standard for modern Italian wine

Golden Vintage, Golden Wines: Reflections on 1997 - Seven top Italian producers look back on a landmark vintage

Golden Vintage, Golden Wines: James Suckling's Top-Scoring Wines: 1997 Italy Retrospective


    Tasting Reports

    Malbec Laps The Field - With this red's dominance of the Argentine market, can diversity keep up with quality?




    No Surrender - Bernard Magrez may be the most ambitious—and controversial— man in Bordeaux








    Wine Talk

The Buying Guide

The Buying Guide for this issue is available here.

NEW-TRADING POST  Find special wine offers, including great values and hard-to-find collectibles, from a select group of premier retailers. Search by wine or winery or sort by specific criteria. Our retailers' offers change frequently, so check in often for the best deals.

RHÔNE BLOG  Senior editor James Molesworth will be blogging during his trip through the Northern Rhône Valley, where he'll be tasting the last of the bottled 2005s. He'll also get a first look at the 2006 vintage and a sneak peek at the just-fermented 2007s. Get the scoop on the wines to look for.

WINERY SEARCH  Plan your tour through wine country using our recently revamped Winery Search tool-now with reviews, photos and interactive maps. Search by region to find out which wineries are near you, and get information on hours of operation, tours and tasting fees.

TOP 100 COUNTDOWN:  On Nov. 12, we'll begin unveiling the Top 10 wines of 2007, culminating in the Wine of the Year on Nov. 16. The complete Top 100 list will follow on Nov. 19. The names of the wines will be available to all our readers, but you must be a subscriber to get the tasting notes. Don't miss out on this exciting event!

TAKE THE CHALLENGE  We're putting your wine knowledge to the test with our fun new wine quiz. See how well you do against other readers.

VIDEOS:  We now have more than 175 videos, including ones on:

  • Argentina: Get the scoop on three hot picks, plus top producers and regions.
  • 2003 Barolo: Learn about a pair of the best wines from this unusually hot vintage in Piedmont.
  • Spain: Discover the country's revolutionary new wines with vintner Miguel Torres Jr.
  • Italy: Find out why 1997 was a watershed year for the country from producers such as Antinori, Frescobaldi and Gaja.

TURKEY TIPS  Get seasonal recipes and fresh ideas for your holiday meal, plus recommended wine matches for the bird and all its trimmings.


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