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In the Jan. 31 - Feb. 29, 2008 Issue

Ultimate Buying Guide

Cover Story

The Ultimate Buying Guide

The Ultimate Buying Guide: California

The Ultimate Buying Guide: France

The Ultimate Buying Guide: Italy

The Ultimate Buying Guide: Other International

The Ultimate Buying Guide: 2007 Top Scores

The Ultimate Buying Guide: The 2007 Compendium

Wine Spectator Vintage Chart 2008 Edition





2007 Article Index

    This Issue/Marvin R. Shanken


    Dining Out




    Wine Talk

The Buying Guide

The Buying Guide for this issue is available here.

MORE INSIDER RATINGS:  Our popular Insider newsletter has gone weekly. Now get twice as many advance ratings for exciting new wines selected from our editors' latest tastings.

NEW! SPECTATOR TRADING POST:  Find special wine offers, including great values and hard-to-find collectibles, from a select group of retailers. Offers for our subscribers change frequently, so check in often for the best deals.

VINTAGE CHARTS:  We offer more than 35 charts, updated regularly with the latest vintages and featuring our editors' scores and drinkability recommendations. Plus, print out our wallet-size chart.

VALUE-WINE LISTS:  Browse our exclusive lists of the world's top wine values and value producers. We've also added new lists, such as "Outstanding reds from Argentina and Chile for $30 or less."

2007 VINTAGE REPORT CARD:  With the newest wines now aging in winery cellars, Wine Spectator's editors provide an early look at potential quality in key regions across the Northern Hemisphere and give each a preliminary grade. Plus, watch bonus videos from Tuscany's 2007 harvest.

VALENTINE'S DAY:  Romance your date with a seductive wine or an indulgent dessert. We'll help you impress that special someone with tips for the perfect meal and great wine picks.

VIDEOS:  We now have more than 200 videos on our site:

  • Tuscany:  Visit Fattoria di Felsina, a producer of great Chianti Classico, super Tuscans and Cabernet Sauvignon.
  • Chapoutier Tasting (whites and reds):  Hear from the Rhône's Michel Chapoutier, who presented eight single-vineyard wines from the prestigious Hermitage appellation during the 2007 Wine Experience.

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


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