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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. Here are the complete rules and technical information, and last year's finalists.
VIDEOS: We now have hundreds of videos on our Web site:
SUMMER ENTERTAINING: Memorial Day weekend kicks off the start of outdoor parties, from picnics on the beach to backyard barbecues. Get our picks for warm-weather wines and recipes for easy-to-prepare meals.
FATHER'S DAY: Spoil dad with flavorful recipes and great wine matches that show him he's raised you with good taste. Or, take him out for a special meal at a restaurant with an award-winning wine list.
WINE RATINGS DATABASE: We now have more than 190,000 ratings, including our editors' tasting notes and drink recommendations. Search by winery, wine name, region, variety, vintage, price, score or case production. You can even save your favorite searches and print shelf talkers for the bottles in your cellar.
COLLECTING & AUCTIONS: Build your cellar through smart bidding-our tools help you find the good investments and values.
EDITORS' BLOGS: Editor at large Harvey Steiman reports from Australia as he tours some of the best and most promising wineries there.