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Cellaring Questions Answered - Ask Dr. Vinny—Here at Wine Spectator, we get questions from readers about all aspects of wine, from the down-and-dirty of wine production to the finer points of white-tablecloth dining. Since 2005, we’ve turned to our tireless correspondent Dr. Vinny
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Challenge in the Rhône - In 2008, winemakers faced their biggest hurdles since the deluges of 2002. But those who persevered have fine wines to their credit, especially in Châteauneuf-du-Pape
WineSpectator.com: More than 920 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: Learn more about the Rhône's key appellations, with James Molesworth's video introductions to the region. He discusses Hermitage with leading vintner Michel Chapoutier, takes a field trip to Côte-Rôtie, explains how Cornas differs from its northern neighbors and shows the effects soils have in Chateauneuf-du-Pape.
Risky Business - Cairanne winemaker Marcel Richaud forgoes sulfur in the pursuit of purity
Merlot’s Perfect Timing - California Merlot producers took advantage of a near-ideal growing season in 2007 to put high quality in the bottle
A Holiday Feast - Our classic English menu centers on roast beef and Yorkshire pudding, with claret to match
Bordeaux's Favorite Rebel - Globetrotting consultant Stéphane Derenoncourt has blazed a unique trail to success
A Battle Over Wine Sales in Washington State - Two ballot initiatives to privatize state liquor sales will be voted on in the upcoming election
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Direct Shipping Threat Gains New Life - The CARE Act received a revision and a Congressional hearing
All-Star Lineup of Chefs and an Ace Winemaker - Notable chefs joined Mets alumni for a CitiField charity tasting
Burgundy in Beaujolais - Burgundy producer Vincent Girardin bought the historic La Tour du Bief estate
Newsom Says No - San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom vetoed a bill that would have imposed a fee on alcohol sales
Designer Alberto Alessi - Alberto Alessi plans to make world-class Chardonnay
How to Buy the Best - Simple rules for shopping
Is Chuao, Venezuela, the Best Terroir in the World? - A small village grows the world's finest cacao
Big Bordeaux Cache in Paris - A Paris department store has opened a vast wine emporium dedicated exclusively to Bordeaux
Slice and Dice Like an Iron Chef - Masahara Morimoto's new line of knives
Aging Alsace Whites - Acidity is key
This Issue - Marvin R. Shanken
James Laube - Lessons of the Cellar
Matt Kramer - A Natural Reaction
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Annie Somerville’s Butternut Squash Gratin - Chef Annie Somerville, Greens Restaurant, San Francisco
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TOP 100 COUNTDOWN/FREE SITE ACCESS On Nov. 15, we'll begin unveiling the Top 10 wines of 2010, followed by the complete Top 100 list. As a bonus during this two-week period, we'll be offering all visitors free trial access to our website's members-only features. Visit WineSpectator.com on Oct. 18 for more details and a full schedule of the upcoming countdown. Don't miss out on this exciting event!
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BEAUJOLAIS NOUVEAU On Nov. 18, check out our annual tasting of these fresh, fruity and inexpensive reds. Find out which wines from the 2010 vintage are worth picking up by the case.
THANKSGIVING TIPS Find some fresh ideas for the holiday, plus advice on choosing wines for this classic meal and a list of recently rated wines our editors recommend.
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