The Best Wine Lists of 2009 - Despite the tough economic times, the 3,845 restaurants that are honored in Wine Spectator's 2009 Restaurant Wine List Awards program are pouring more exciting wines than ever—and at the best quality-to-price ratio diners have seen in years
New Grand Award Winners - Four restaurants—Addison, Blantyre, Joël Robuchon and Wild Ginger—receive the top honor this year
Dining Guide - A comprehensive listing of our Award of Excellence, Best of Award of Excellence and Grand Award winners from across the country and around the world
WineSpectator.com: Complete listing details for all award winners are available in our free online Restaurant Search, where you can select by location, award level, wine strengths, cuisine type and more. WineSpectator.com members can also post their own personal ratings and share comments about the quality of their experience at these restaurants.
California Sauvignon Blanc - Its star is rising in California, as vintners and consumers are treating this workhorse grape with more respect
Italy's Improving Whites - Led by Alto Adige, vintners throughout the country are making distinctive wines
What You're Drinking Now - Our recent survey reveals how the recession has affected wine consumers
WineSpectator.com: Find more details on the 2009 vintage in each country.
WineSpectator.com: Keep up with breaking news as well as the people, places and happenings that wine lovers are talking about.
Corks Pop in Three Cities - Wine Spectator's Grand Tour draws more than 3,000 wine lovers
Big Bottles, Big Fun - Bring Your Own Magnum parties kick off auction festivities
Savvy Shopper - Bargain Blancs, grillin' reds, Italy's bounty and more whites
Private Cellars - A tower of wine
James Laube - Changing for the better
Matt Kramer - Charity begins at home
The Buying Guide for this issue is available here.
RESTAURANT RATINGS What do you think of the award winners in our 2009 Dining Guide? Our Restaurant Search ratings system lets you hand out stars and comment on your dining experiences.
CELLAR MANAGEMENT TOOLS Organize the bottles in your collection in a personal database. Track the value of your cellar. Print shelf tags. Make a shopping list of new, highly rated wines. You can do all these things online in one convenient location using our Personal Wine List and My Cellar companion tools.
RESTAURANT SEARCH Our complete 2009 Dining Guide, with more than 3,800 award-winning restaurants, is searchable through our free online database.
SOMMELIER TALK Meet the people behind the great wine lists. We talk with sommeliers to find out their favorite pairings and ask them which wines make it into their own cellars.
Creative with the video camera? Submit your wine videos to Wine Spectator's third annual video contest and you could win great prizes. We're 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 can vote to choose the winner. The deadline for entering is Aug. 31, 2009. You can read the complete rules and view the previous years' finalists.
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