In the July 31, 2009 Issue

Pacific Northwest Travel

Cover Story

Discovering Pacific Northwest Wine Country - A six-day journey takes you to the top vineyard districts of Oregon and Washington, where great wines, fine cuisine and homey lodgings are all part of the allure of the area's burgeoning wine culture

    Map - Follow Steiman's route, including day-by-day listings of the best wineries, restaurants and accommodations along the way

Features

    Tasting Reports

    California Chardonnay - The 2007 vintage offers great quality across the board, with Napa and Sonoma setting the pace as the state's winemakers pursue an increasing range of styles

    Menu

    Summer Savoir Fare - Chef Laurent Tourondel's menu of seasonal produce and fruits de mer takes advantage of the grill for an informal dinner party

Grapevine

    World

    World - Women's wine-drinking preferences surveyed

    Science

    Savvy Shopper

    Cheese

    Cheese - Matching California-made cheeses to the state's Chardonnays

    Spirits

    Wine Auctions

    Vintage Spotlight

    Cellars / Collections

Departments

    This Issue/Marvin R. Shanken

    Letters

    Columns

    Wine Talk

The Buying Guide

The Buying Guide for this issue is available here.

2009 VIDEO CONTEST Submit your wine videos to our 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 finalists, which will be posted on Wine Spectator.com; viewers will vote in the winner. The entry deadline is Aug. 31, 2009. Here are the complete rules.

NEW ON WINE SPECTATOR VIDEO:

  • Chile's Cool Reds Pinot Noir and Syrah are two of the country's hottest cool-climate varietals. Join James Molesworth for a closer look.

  • Mosel Primer Top winemakers explain why Germany's Mosel Valley is a prime place to grow Riesling.

QUESTIONS ABOUT WINE Dr. Vinny, our Web site's resident expert, tackles all of your questions, from the definition of winemaking terms to the best way to store your wines.


RECIPE SEARCH Inspired to try some new dishes for summer? Find hundreds of delicious, wine-friendly recipes, searchable by ingredient, food type and matching wine type.

WINE SPECTATOR MOBILE Need wine-buying information on the go? Try our mobile site for smart phones at mobile.winespectator.com. Search more than 213,000 wine ratings, consult our vintage charts, and check your shopping lists and cellar inventory on your Personal Wine List.

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