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Undiscovered Country - With diverse terroirs, a warm growing season and boundless water for thirsty vines, the wineries of Washington are quietly making some of the most distinctive wines in the world
FREE: Washington Alphabetical Listing - More than 660 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.
Pathbreakers - The inside scoop on five of Washington’s most exciting wineries and the vintners who drive them
Rich Vein for Values - Our annual analysis of recent releases finds the Evergreen state powering ahead with well-priced reds and whites
Argentina Misses a Beat - The mixed-bag 2008 vintage is a blemish amid surging exports and a run of high quality harvests
FREE: Argentina Alphabetical Listing - More than 640 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: The Cheval Connection: Two top wines, both named Cheval-one in Bordeaux, the other in Argentina. Get the story behind them with Pierre Lurton of Château Cheval Blanc and Nicholas Audebert of Cheval des Andes.
Home for the Holidays - Whether for the kitchen, the bar or the dining room, choices abound for the wine lover on your list
A Bordeaux Harvest Feast - A family recipe for a warming beef stew from Château Lynch-Bages
An American Tale - Wall Street tycoon Clarence Dillon bought first-growth Château Haut-Brion for a song in the midst of the Great Depression. Today it stands as one of France’s greatest estates
Bordeaux U.S.A. - Twenty châteaus whose wine is French but whose roots are American
Sonoma, By Any Other Name - New state laws require wine made in Sonoma appellations to have "Sonoma County" on the label
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Grape Thieves Take Their Toll - Wineries in Washington and southern France suffer harvest-time grape thefts
Rocker David Coverdale - Whitesnake's lead singer starts a wine label
Is French Oak Corking Your Wine? - A controversial new study posits that barrels can be a significant source of TCA
Super Grapes - Genetic engineering offers the hope that many grapevine maladies can be overcome, but critics fear the potential risks
New-Wave Whiskeys - Small-batch distillers spread whiskey territory far beyond Kentucky
Prices Surge in Third Quarter - Collectors splurge for blue-chip Bordeaux
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This Issue - Marvin R. Shanken
James Laube - Sonoma’s New Star
Matt Kramer - Second Life for Corks?
WineSpectator.com: Don't miss Matt Kramer's web-exclusive essays and lively online discussions. (Only members may post comments, but all visitors may read them.)
James Molesworth - Bordeaux’s Challenge
Scott Anderson’s Spaghetti Carbonara With Beaujolais - Chef Scott Anderson, Elements, Princeton, N.J.
The Buying Guide for this issue is available here.
UNVEILING THE TOP 100 OF 2010
Top 10 Countdown:On Monday, Nov. 15, WineSpectator.com will begin revealing the Top 10 wines, culminating with the Wine of the Year on Friday, Nov. 19. Each unveiling will be accompanied by a video explaining why the wine was selected. After the countdown, we'll provide a printable list of the entire Top 100, complete with wine name, rank, score and price.
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