California Cabernet's Win-Win Vintage - High quality marks a big 2005 harvest, with Napa Valley leading the way
Newcomers In Cabernet Country - Eight Napa Valley wineries bolt out of the gate with quality
Napa's Changing of the Guard - Some Marquee Cabernet producers face challenges as others sell for millions
A Break in Alsace's Sunny Streak - Two weeks of rain during harvest result in a lesser vintage for 2006
Treasures North of the Golden Gate - A fertile region at the edge of wine country offers culinary delights in a spectacular setting
DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD: Feeding a Need - Chef Wolfgang Puck has always made sure to give as he gets
Diving In - Chef Laurent Gras launches a seafood restaurant in beef-loving Chicago
Passionate Pouring - Sommelier Andréa Fulton-Higgins empties an 8,000-bottle cellar in three days
The New California Tasting Room - Genteel salons, gourmet wine-and-food matches and pours from older vintages bring a personal touch to winery visits
Mendocino Seeks Its Own Way - A new generation of winemakers is changing the face of this Northern California region
In Deepest Patagonia - Pioneering vintners explore the frontier of grapegrowing in southern Argentina
Amazon.com to Start Selling Wine - Largest online retailer stands to have significant impact on Internet wine sales
The Savvy Shopper - Argentine Malbec and German Riesling
Unwelcome Rot - Fall rains can open the door to a destructive fungus
A Collection of Cellars - Lee and Amanda Zinser's eclectic portfolio boasts creative designs
The Buying Guide for this issue is available here.
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HARVEST BLOGS: We've got winemakers from California, Oregon, Washington, France and Italy reporting from the field about the quality of their 2008 crops and answering your questions about harvest.
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