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Good Things Come in Trios - Drawn to the culinary world as a teenager, and happiest when he sees people enjoying his food, chef Michael Mina has built success on creative menus, fine wine and savvy partners
WineSpectator.com: BONUS VIDEOS: Pick up more pointers on wine and food pairing with chef Michael Mina and Harvey Steiman, as they try three wines with Mina's signature duck dish.
The Man in Mina’s Cellar - Wine director Rajat Parr’s distinctive lists reflect the unique personalities of the Mina Group’s 15 restaurants
Bringing Mina Home - Prepare a restaurant-caliber wine dinner in your kitchen
The Rhône Rises Again - The 2007 vintage propels the south to greatness, while the north continues its run of success
WineSpectator.com: More than 1000 wines were reviewed for this report. A free alphabetical list is available. WineSpectator.com members can access complete reviews for all the wines tasted using the online Wine Ratings search.
WineSpectator.com: James Molesworth travels to the Rhône regularly and blogs about his vineyard visits and barrel-sample tastings to give you the inside track on the wines before they reach the market. Read about his most recent trip, from his first stops at a half-dozen Châteauneuf-du-Pape estates to his further explorations in the Northern and Southern Rhone.
The ABCs of the Southern Rhône Valley - A guide to the region’s diverse appellations
Merlot’s Mixed Message - Though quality is high overall, middle-range values are scarce among the 2005 and 2006 releases from California
Entertaining with the Pros - Nine leading sommeliers answer holiday wine-matching questions
WineSpectator.com: Keep up with breaking news as well as the people, places and happenings that wine lovers are talking about.
WineSpectator.com: Bonus Video: The rhythmic take on friendly competition among vineyards on the east and west sides of Paso Robles has won Wine Spectator's third annual video contest.
Savvy Shopper - Distinctive Rieslings and French and Iberian reds
Private Cellars - The collection of a lifetime
This Issue - Marvin R. Shanken
James Laube - Kosta Browne’s big payday
Matt Kramer - A wine-related bucket list
James Suckling - Hong Kong wine auctions
Wine Talk - Tennis star Amélie Mauresmo
The Buying Guide for this issue is available here.
UNVEILING THE TOP 100 OF 2009
WineSpectator.com Members: Get early access to the complete Top 100 list. On Monday, Nov. 16, at 10 a.m., you'll be able to view the entire list along with tasting notes. Add the wines to your Personal Wine List to track your collection or create a shopping list.
Wine Countdown, FREE to all: We'll be counting down the wines starting on Wednesday, Nov. 18, and concluding with the No. 1 wine on Friday, Nov. 20. Each wine will be accompanied by a video with a Wine Spectator senior editor explaining why it was selected. After the countdown, we'll release a printable list of the complete Top 100, with rank, name, score and price. You must be a member of WineSpectator.com to access the full tasting notes.
THANKSGIVING Find some new red and white wine recipes for the classic meal, accompanied by tips on how to fine-tune the dish to best match the wines you've chosen. Plus, get a list of recommended wines for the holidays.
BEAUJOLAIS NOUVEAU On Nov. 19, check out our annual tasting of these fresh, fruity and inexpensive reds. Find out which wines from the 2009 vintage are worth picking up by the case.
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VALUE WINES, EASY FINDS Browse our exclusive lists of the world's top value wines, top value producers and well-rated, easy-to-find wines made in large quantities. Pick your favorites and add them to your Personal Wine List to create a shopping list, or track your purchases.
2009 HARVEST BLOGS Winemakers from Bordeaux, California and Italy have been sharing their thoughts and experiences during crush. Find out the expected quality for the top varieties in key regions.
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