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In the May 31, 2008 Issue

2005 Red Burgundy

Cover Story

Monumental Burgundy - The 2005 reds arrive to huge demand and record prices
FREE: 2005 Red Burgundy Alphabetical Listing
Monumental Burgundy: Map of Burgundy
Monumental Burgundy: Top Wines


Striking a Balance - Has the ultraripe style gone too far?

Cellar Notes

2006 In Burgundy - Following one of the best vintages in a generation, will 2006 be overshadowed?


A Guide to Giving - Memorable presents for the grandest occasions


Like a Beaune Vivant - A hot wining and dining scene enlivens the heart of Burgundy's Côte d'Or



Tastes: Chocolate: Wine With Dessert


Tastes: Spirits: Fixing the Martini



Champagne Region Set to Expand - New villages may be added as demand booms for high- and low-end sparklers
Wine Spectator Launches Second Annual Video Contest
Tuscan Vintner Vows to Fight Fraud Charge
Wine & Health: Wine Can Help the Heart Later in Life, Study Suggests
Australia's Tough Vintage Takes Its Toll
Heat Wave Hits Australia Harvest
French Wine Tycoon Magrez Moves Into Chile


Tastes: IN THE KITCHEN with Sam Gugino: As American as a Clambake
Tastes: Ham It Up
Tastes: Deep Chill
Tastes: Culver City Hot Spot: Fraîche


Wine's Endless Niches
Buddy, Can You Spare a Paradigm?
Grenache Quest in Washington
This Issue: Big-Time Burgundy


Searching Out Burgundy Bargains - Beyond the pricey and rare, relative values can be found
Uncorking Miami - South Beach Wine & Food Festival pairs tasting and fun
Prices Continue to Rise at Midwinter Auctions - No signs of recession in collectible wine sales

Wine Talk

Wine Talk: Martina McBride

The Buying Guide

The Buying Guide for this issue is available here.

2008 VIDEO CONTEST:  Creative with a video camera? Submit your wine videos to Wine Spectator's second annual video contest and you could win great prizes. We are looking for short, original videos that are educational and entertaining. Our editors will select the best entries, and the finalists will be posted on WineSpectator.com, where viewers will vote to choose the winner. The deadline for entering is Aug. 18, 2008. For complete rules and to see last year's finalists, visit www.winespectator.com/videocontest2008.

RED BURGUNDY VALUES VIDEO:  Burgundy is famous for great, high-priced wines. Trust senior editor Bruce Sanderson to find values among the region's seductive Pinot Noirs.

MOTHER'S DAY:  Pamper your mom with delectable recipes and wine matches that won't bust your budget. Or take her to a restaurant that has a Wine Spectator award-winning wine list.

ADVANCE RATINGS:  Get the early scoop on the hottest collectibles and best values from our editors' latest tastings.

  • Our weekly Insider newsletter brings you reviews of highly rated, small-production wines before they sell out.
  • The Advance newsletter gives you sneak peeks at top picks from upcoming issues of the magazine.
  • Our online Tasting Highlights showcases noteworthy regions and producers.

EDITORS' BLOGS: Coming Soon:  Editor at large Harvey Steiman reports from Australia as he visits some of the country's best and most promising wineries.

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

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