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A Master Guide to Pairing Wine and Food - Basic rules and eight chefs’ recipes for stellar matching
Matching Wine and Food - Understanding the synergy that drives the world’s classic pairings can guide home cooks to wine-and-food matching success
WineSpectator.com: BONUS VIDEOS: Get more tips from the winemakers themselves. Rhône vintner Michel Chapoutier discusses which foods make the perfect match with the bold Syrahs from Hermitage. And Aline Baly of Château Coutet shares some of her favorite (and unexpected) pairings with the luscious sweet wines of Sauternes.
Dishes Tailor-Made for Wine Lovers: Goat Cheese Salad - Eight recipes that coax the best from the bottle, starting with one from chef Alice Waters of Chez Panisse
Pork Tenderloin - Chef Nathan Uy, Wild Ginger
Lobster Thermidor - Chef Jasper White, Summer Shack
Salmon Tournedos - Chef Thierry Rautureau, Rover's
Spaghetti With Tomato Sauce - Chef Scott Conant, Scarpetta
Roast Chicken With Bread Salad - Chef Judy Rodgers, Zuni Café
Grilled Strip Steak - Chef Michael Lomonaco, Porter House
Tarte Tatin - Chef David Myers, Comme Ça
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California Pinot Noir’s Pleasant Surprise - On the heels of the extraordinary 2007 vintage, winemakers rise to the challenge of a tough 2008 to release a spate of appealing wines. How they did it, plus profiles of three leading producers
White Burgundy - The 2007 and 2008 vintages offer plenty of character and high quality, though in different styles. Prices are high for the prestige bottles, while Chablis and Mâcon provide relief for value seekers.
WineSpectator.com: More than 600 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: BONUS VIDEO: Chablis 101 - Learn about the fresh whites of this Burgundy region with vintner Laurent Drouhin of Drouhin Vaudon and Wine Spectator senior editor Bruce Sanderson.
Zinfandel Grand Masters - Napa’s Biale family honors tradition and succeeds with some of California’s oldest vines
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Wine Deals - Foley buys Chalk Hill and Maison Champy buys Domaine Lafleure-Piot
Winemakers dig out in British Columbia - Mudslide buries Okanagan vines
In Memoriam - Remembering Douglas Murray and Stanley Wagner
Wide World of Wine - Bordeaux and beef; Wine in vending machines
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Matching Wine and Food - Marvin R. Shanken
James Laube - Farewell to Bordeaux
Matt Kramer - It's not that simple
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Sommelier François Chartier’s Anise-Scented Lamb Osso Buco - Sommelier François Chartier author of Taste Buds and Molecules
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RESTAURANT RATINGS Have your say on the winners in our 2010 Restaurant Award program. Our Restaurant Search ratings system lets you hand out stars and comment on your favorite dining spots and their wine lists.
GLOSSARY WITH AUDIO PRONUNCIATIONS Confused by an unfamiliar term on a wine label or in a tasting note? Don't know how to pronounce a certain word? Get help from the expanded online glossary in our Learn About Wine section.
LABOR DAY ENTERTAINING Say farewell to summer with a group of friends, great recipes and our picks of highly rated wines to please the crowd.
2010 VIDEO CONTEST-CHOOSE THE WINNER Original wine videos have been pouring in for Wine Spectator's fourth annual contest. (Entries accepted until Aug. 31.) Now, you be the judge. The finalists will be posted on WineSpectator.com on Sept. 13, and you can vote for your favorite. The top video will be revealed on Sept. 21, and the first-place winner will receive a pair of tickets to the Wine Experience! Find all the details at www.winespectator.com/videocontest2010.
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