Zinfandel for Summer Tables - Warm weather and cooking on the grill go hand in hand, and California Zinfandel is one of the best wines with which to wash down savory summer meals. Sonoma chef Josh Silvers prepares a mouthwatering menu that highlights Zinfandel's diverse styles, pairing rosé, red and dessert versions of the varietal with a three-course feast
California Zinfandel - The latest in a string of excellent vintages, 2007 delivers high quality at affordable prices, in styles ranging from refined to robust
ABCs of Zinfandel - The lore and lure, characteristics and quirks of this unique variety
2008 Bordeaux Barrels - A first look at the red, white and dessert wines from the new vintage reveals very good quality, with pricing in the balance
WineSpectator.com: For more coverage, WineSpectator.com members can read James Suckling's 2008 Bordeaux blogs and print lists of all rated wines broken out by category.
Stars of Siena - Local wines, traditional cuisine and artistic treasures await visitors to this historic city in the heart of Tuscany
WineSpectator.com: Get information on hotels, restaurants and wineries in major wine regions around the world with WineSpectator.com's Dining & Travel section.
Taittinger Reclaimed - Inspired by his grandfather, Pierre-Emmanuel Taittinger leads the venerable Champagne house into the 21st century
Business - Restaurants battle recessionary woes, with Las Vegas at the epicenter
WineSpectator.com: Find more great dining destinations in our Restaurant Search, which features more than 4,000 restaurants with Wine Spectator award-winning wine lists. Members can add their own ratings and reviews.
Dining Out - Los Angeles' XIV and Bazaar
Cheese - Raw milk cheeses
Coffee - Jamaican Blue Mountain
James Laube - Be careful what you wish for
WineSpectator.com: In recent blog posts, James Laube explains our retaste days, asks you to share your first memorable wine moments, and pays tribute to the accomplishments of Napa vintner Jim Richards of Paloma.
Just Drink It - Bringing wine enjoyment down to earth
James Suckling - Pomerol and St.-Emilion make 1998 a star
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Wine Talk - Comedian Lewis Black
The Buying Guide for this issue is available here.
2009 VIDEO CONTEST Creative with a video camera? Submit your wine videos to Wine Spectator's third annual video contest and you could win great prizes. We are looking for short, original videos that are educational and entertaining. Our editors will select the best entries, and the finalists will be posted on WineSpectator.com, where viewers will vote to choose the winner. The deadline for entering is Aug. 31, 2009. For complete rules and to see previous years' finalists.
BURGER BASICS For your July 4 holiday, we give you a great burger recipe, along with tips on how to choose the meat and cook it for the best results. Plus, fun wines for picnic-table fare.
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CALIFORNIA TASTING HIGHLIGHTS James Laube and our other California editors post top wines from their weekly tastings. Check often for scores and notes for hot new Cabernets, Pinot Noirs, Syrahs and more.
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