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In the April 30, 2009 Issue

New World Values

Cover Story

Getting More Wine for Your Money - With the thousands of inexpensive bottles on the market today, the challenge is to sort through all the choices and match them to your tastes and budget; in this values-oriented report, we help you find the great deals and drink better

    New World Values Gazetteer - Our reports on cost-conscious producers, plus lists of 125 delicious red and white wines for $20 or less. Always on the hunt for a bargain? Website members can browse our frequently updated lists of Top Values, high-scoring wines at great prices, and Easy Finds, inexpensive, quality wines made in large quantities.


    Tasting Reports

    Diversity and Value - The country delivers a wide range of red and white wines, many at attractive prices



    People - Winemaker Q&A with Eileen Crane of Domaine Carneros. Plus, Newsmakers

    Johann Rupert - The South African luxury-goods mogul has succeeded in remaking L'Ormarins



    Business - U.S. Wineries Wrestle with Recession


    Science - Moderate drinking may not be linked to erectile dysfunction; improving upon wine; keeping corks out of landfills

    Savvy Shopper

    Savvy Shopper - Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc and red and white values

    Things We Like

    Things We Like - The latest Riedel decanter; grown-up hot chocolate; a non-stick carbon-steel knife

    Wine Auctions


    Vintage Spotlight


    This Issue/Marvin R. Shanken



    Wine Talk

    Wine Talk - ABC Entertainment president Stephen McPherson

The Buying Guide

The Buying Guide for this issue is available here.

2008 BORDEAUX Find out which wines are worth buying. European bureau chief James Suckling reports from Bordeaux on his barrel tastings of this challenging vintage.

2007 RHÔNES: Senior editor James Molesworth is blogging from the Rhône Valley as he visits top domaines to provide cellar notes on the developing wines from the excellent 2007 vintage.

NEW: WHAT WE'RE DRINKING: Ever wonder what Wine Spectator's senior editors drink in their free time? In our new section, they discuss their most interesting wine discoveries.

SPRING ENTERTAINING: As the temperature warms up, turn to our seasonal recipes and wine recommendations for ideas on what to prepare for your guests.

KOSHER WINES: Check out our picks of great recently rated wines for Passover.

NEW ON WINE SPECTATOR VIDEO: Tune in each week for a new video. Here are some of the latest:


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