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In the May 31, 2009 Issue

Wine & Health

Cover Story

Wine and Health - Evidence continues to mount that wine drinking goes hand in hand with a healthy lifestyle. We take a look at recent studies and findings, including the latest on resveratrol
Research and Findings - Over the past few years studies have revealed many potential benefits of moderate wine consumption, from fighting Alzheimer's to improving heart health
How Wine Affects the Body - A visual guide to wine's potential impact on your body
Harnessing Wine's Healing Powers - Researchers race to figure out how resveratrol and other polyphenols may help us live longer
Doctors Roundtable - Interviews with several leading researchers on wine and health topics

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Tasting Reports

Caution Flag in the Loire - Tricky vintages in 2006 and 2007 lead to hit-or-miss quality
FREE: Loire Alphabetical Listing
Austria's Alpine Magic - Winemakers best the weather in 2007 to deliver full-bodied Rieslings and vibrant Grüner Veltliners
FREE: Austria Alphabetical Listing - Winemakers best the weather in 2007 to deliver full-bodied Rieslings and vibrant Grüner Veltliners
Chile's One-Two Punch - As red wines continue to surge, whites show marked improvement
FREE: Chile Alphabetical Listing

WineSpectator.com: BONUS VIDEO: James Molesworth examines the diversity and improving quality of cool-climate wines from Chile's Casablanca Valley in this video tasting of a Syrah and Pinot Noir.

ABCs of Chilean Wine
Chile's Terroir Hunter


Party Planner - As the season of graduation parties and wedding celebrations arrives, we present expert advice on wining and dining a large group at home, with ease


People - Napa winemaker Celia Welch

WineSpectator.com: Read more about Napa Cabernet specialist Celia Welch and her Corra project, plus watch a video visit to one of her Cabernet sites.

Dan Aykroyd's New Act - Sonoma County reds and whites headline the actor's latest winemaking venture


Charity - Els for Autism Pro Am raises more than $500,000

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Business - New York store owners face-off on wine sales

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World - Australia assesses fire damage; Bordeaux looks to reduce emissions

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Field Report

Savvy Shopper

Savvy Shopper - Global Syrah, worldly whites and value reds

Dining Out

Dining Out - San Francisco

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Cheese - Singing the blues


Coffee - Papua New Guinea


Spirits - Canadian whiskey


Travel - Douro destinations; special deals at Grand Award winners; the new La Toque Napa

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This Issue/Marvin R. Shanken

Wine and Your Health




James Laube - A California perspective on Burgundian terroir

WineSpectator.com: In recent blog posts, James Laube considers what it means to score a wine 100 points, highlights a winery's creative pricing efforts and discusses Antinori's slow road to success in Napa. Join the conversation with other members.

Matt Kramer - The new normal
DRC Unveils Its 2006s - A non-blind tasting of the 2006 DRCs

Wine Talk

Mariano Fernandez

The Buying Guide

The Buying Guide for this issue is available here.

WINERIES FOR VALUE Check our exclusive, frequently updated lists of wineries that have produced the most values n the past year.

AUCTION ADVANTAGE Make sure you're paying the best prices at auction in today's market. Search our Auction Price Database, which tracks the performance of more than 12,000 collectible wines and read analyses of the latest auction results.

MOTHER'S DAY Indulge Mom with a luxurious lunch at home with the family. A top chef shares a delicious suggestion and we pick some great wines to pair with the meal.

SUMMER ENTERTAINING Memorial Day weekend kicks off the barbecuing season. Get one of our favorite recipes and a list of wines that stand up to bold flavors of grilled foods.

NEW: WHAT WE'RE DRINKING Ever wonder what Wine Spectator's senior editors drink in their free time? In our new section, they discuss the most interesting wines they've discovered lately. Check back often!

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