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In the May 15, 2008 Issue


Cover Story

Great Grapes: Chardonnay, America's Favorite Varietal - Chardonnay charms growers, vintners and wine lovers around the world, but it has a special place right here at home


    Tasting Reports



    Niagara Rises - Not far from the falls, Ontario's wine country offers great dining and promising wineries

    Niagara Rises - Not far from the falls, Ontario's wine country offers great dining and promising wineries









    Wine Talk


Exploring Chardonnay with Food - Cru Restaurant in New York creates dishes to match three different Chardonnay styles

The Buying Guide

The Buying Guide for this issue is available here.

2007 BORDEAUX:  Find out which wines are worth buying en primeur, as senior editor James Suckling reports from Bordeaux on his barrel tastings of this challenging vintage.

SANTA BARBARA:  Senior editor James Laube previews the region's Pinot Noirs, Syrahs and other wines being sold as futures.

2006 BURGUNDY:  To guide your pre-arrival buys, senior editor Bruce Sanderson provides his vintage analysis, cellar notes and preliminary scores for soon-to-be-bottled wines.

EDITORS' BLOGS:  Senior editor James Molesworth reports from Chile and Argentina as he tours some of South America's best and most promising wine regions.

NEW CELLAR MANAGEMENT TOOLS:  Track the value of your cellar. Make a shopping list of highly rated wines. Organize the bottles in your collection in a personal database. Print shelf tags. Now you can do all these tasks on one convenient site. Our upgraded Personal Wine List allows you to create as many separate lists as you need and add wines from our searchable Wine Ratings database (and unrated wines as well). And our new My Cellar companion tool keeps you up to date on the value of your individual wines and your cellar's total worth.

VIDEOS:  We now have hundreds of videos on our Web site:

  • Chardonnay:   Bruce Sanderson demonstrates this popular white's diversity as he tastes top wines from California and Burgundy.
  • Chile:  James Molesworth shares his great finds after exploring this country's wine regions.
  • Wine-and-food pairing:  Join us at Manhattan's Cru restaurant as chef Shea Gallante and wine director Robert Bohr demonstrate how white Burgundy and a spiced turbot fillet can make a great match.

KOSHER WINE:  See our picks for the best bottles to serve with your Passover meal.

UNFILTERED:  Who says wine always has to be serious? Read amusing news items and get the scoop on celebrities and their wine escapades in our irreverent weekly column.


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