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In the March 31, 2009 Issue

Dining In America

Cover Story

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


    Tasting Reports

    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



    World - States consider taxing wine Keep up with breaking news as well as the people, places and happenings that wine lovers are talking about.




    Spirits - In defense of Irish whiskey

    Wine Auctions


    This Issue/Marvin R. Shanken


    Savvy Shopper

    Savvy Shopper - The Syrah express, worldly whites, Bordeaux and beyond


    Wine Talk

The Buying Guide

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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