In the May 31, 2010 Issue

Burgundy

Wars, pestilence and economic turmoil have broken up many of Burgundy’s best estates. But with the commitment of two families, elite producer Domaine de la Romanée-Conti has instead grown and flourished.

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Cover Story

Heaven on Earth - Aubert de Villaine has guided Burgundy’s exalted Domaine de la Romanée-Conti decisively into the 21st century. An in-depth look at this historic estate, where Pinot Noir reaches its apex

Terroir and Transparency - DRC’s seven grands crus vineyards and the wines they yield harbor unique character

Auction Overachievers - The estate’s wines continue to command top prices at auction, outperforming even top Bordeaux

Features

    Tasting Reports

    Chile’s Cooling Trend - Established warm-climate bottlings stand out, but a shift toward the breezy coast has new wines showing minerality and finesse

      WineSpectator.com: More than 540 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.

    Austria Keeps Climbing - Tricky weather proved no problem, as vintners crafted a run of fine whites

      WineSpectator.com: More than 240 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.

    Entertaining

    Celebrate With Champagne - Whether you plan to host two or 20 revelers, a little bubbly is sure to liven up the gathering. We offer elegant edibles to match.

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    High-Tech Lists - Restaurants and wine bars venture to the cutting edge of electronics, with bottlings enumerated on tablets, touch screens and more

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The Buying Guide

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