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In the Dec. 31, 2007 Issue

The 2007 Top 100

Cover Story

The Top 100: Profiles of Wines Nos. 2 to 100

The Top 100 - Our Annual Roundup of the Year's Most Exciting Wines

The Top 100: Wine of the Year

The Top 100: Highest-Scoring Releases of 2007

The Top 100: Great Values of 2007 - Outstanding wines for $15 or less

The Top 100: Wines of the Year 1986-2006

The Top 100: 10 Years of Top 10s

The Top 100: The 2007 Top 100 by Region and Variety

The Top 100: Wine Spectator's Top 100 at a Glance


    Tasting Reports

    American Sparklers - Rising quality makes homegrown bubblies a well-priced alternative to Champagne


    Southern Comfort - Two resort restaurants exhibit the charm and bounty of the American South






    This Issue/Marvin R. Shanken


    Dining Out




    Wine Talk

The Buying Guide

The Buying Guide for this issue is available here.

NEW! SPECTATOR TRADING POST:  Not sure what to give this holiday season? Get special wine offers, including great values and hard-to-find collectibles, from a select group of premier retailers through our Web site. Retailers' offers change frequently, so check in often for the best deals.

2006 RHÔNE CELLAR NOTES:  Senior editor James Molesworth recently visited the Northern Rhône to bring you the scoop on upcoming wines from the region. Read his analysis of the 2006 vintage and his blogs on visits to the top domaines and rising stars.

HOLIDAY TRAVEL:  Going somewhere fun over the winter break? No matter where you're headed, we've got recommendations for you:

  • Our Hotel Search contains reviews and photos of great places to stay in wine-and-food destinations.
  • Our recently revamped Winery Search helps you plan tasting visits, with interactive maps and information on hours of operation and tasting fees.

HOLIDAY ENTERTAINING:  Whether you're hosting friends or family, we'll help you pull off a great party with crowd-pleasing recipes and wine suggestions that won't bust your budget, including festive sparkling wines.

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

  • Champagne and food:  Senior editor Bruce Sanderson shares a perfect pairing with Krug, one of his favorite Champagnes.
  • Top 10 of 2007: Hear from the senior editors about what makes each of these wines so special.
  • Wine Experience: Relive this year's event with editors' video blogs and our seminar highlights, from the Grand Tastings to the Top 10 tasting.

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


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