Dining in America: L.A. vs. N.Y. - With unique restaurants proliferating in both of these great dining towns, two Wine Spectator editors took up their forks and knives and set out to find their favorites
Los Angeles: Setting Its Own Pace - Twelve restaurants that celebrate this city’s culinary diversity, easygoing style and dedication to fresh ingredients
New York: Rising to the Top - Twelve restaurants that capture this city’s great traditions, flair for innovation and ambition to stand out in a crowd
WineSpectator.com: BONUS VIDEO: Join celebrated WD50 chef Wylie Dufresne and his wine director father, Dewey, as they match a white and a red to the restaurant's Wagyu skirt steak with peanut butter noodles and Chinese long beans.
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High-Flying California Syrah - This Rhône Valley transplant hit the jackpot in 2006 with dozens of sensational releases from almost every growing region, while Rhône siblings such as Grenache turned out distinctive blends
Emerging Producers - California’s roster of up-and-coming Rhône rangers includes many new wineries on the Central Coast that are focusing on quality at reasonable prices
A Sleeper Vintage for Bordeaux - The legendary 2005 harvest casts a long shadow, but 2006 delivers plenty of exceptional wines and offers significant value potential
FREE: 2006 Bordeaux Alphabetical Listing - BONUS VIDEO: Learn about the new vintage being released as a number of château owners and winemakers pour their wines at a gala tasting in New York.
World - States consider taxing wine
WineSpectator.com: Keep up with breaking news as well as the people, places and happenings that wine lovers are talking about.
Health - Wine, tea and chocolate may improve mental performance in elderly
WineSpectator.com: Get the benefits of beets with this recipe for a Roasted Beet and Goat Cheese Salad; the recipe is available to our website members.
Pairings - Matching lamb with red Bordeaux
Spirits - In defense of Irish whiskey
Wine Auctions - Wine Spectator Auction Index reveals a $25 million decline in global auction sales in 2008
Savvy Shopper - The Syrah express, worldly whites, Bordeaux and beyond
Investing In Yourself - Investing In Yourself
Matt Kramer - McMontalcino
Wine Talk - Heavy metal vocalist Geoff Tate
The Buying Guide for this issue is available here.
2007 BURGUNDY: Senior editor Bruce Sanderson is blogging about his visits to more than a dozen top domaines, providing cellar notes and preliminary scores for soon-to-be-released reds and whites.
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