In the Dec. 31, 2010 - Jan. 15, 2011 Issue

Top 100

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Champagne: A free chart offers an alphabetical list of all the wines from Champagne reviewed for the tasting report in this issue.

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Port: A free chart offers an alphabetical list of all Port wines reviewed for the tasting report in this issue.

Cover Story

The Top 100 - Our list of the most notable wines of 2010, determined by quality, value, availability and the X-factor of excitement

Wine of the Year - How a young and determined winemaker made history with Saxum James Berry Vineyard Paso Robles 2007

Top 100 at a Glance

Profiles of Wines Nos. 2 to 100

Top 100 by Region and Variety

Wines of the Year 1989 to 2009

10 Years of Top 10s

Great Values in the 2010 Top 100

Classic-Scoring Wines of 2010

Tasting Notes for the Top 100 Wines

    WineSpectator.com: BONUS VIDEOS: What makes a wine a member of this exclusive club? Find out as Wine Spectator's senior editors discuss each of this year's Top 10 wines in a video series. Plus, get a handy printable list of the full Top 100, at http://top100.winespectator.com.

Features

    Tasting Reports

    Ports to Enjoy - Tawny Ports offer mature and rich flavors while ruby Ports supply plenty of youthful fruitiness

      Pairing Port - This versatile dessert wine pairs well with everything from cheese to chocolate

    Cause for Celebration - Bone-dry or sweet, white or pink, entry level to top of the line, this year’s crop of Champagnes includes something to suit every taste and wallet

      FREE: Champagne Alphabetical Listing - More than 330 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: Cristal Clarity: What's the difference between Roederer's non-vintage Champagne and the ultra-luxe Cristal (other than the price)? Join Jean-Baptise Lecaillon and Bruce Sanderson as they taste, and talk, bubbly.

    Made in America - California and Oregon lead the way with high quality and well-priced domestic bubblies

    World Bubblies - From Italian Prosecco to sparkling Shiraz from Australia, choices abound from off-the-radar regions

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    Chocolate

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    Things We Like

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    This Issue/Marvin R. Shanken

    Letters

    Columns

    James Laube - The Next Big Things

      WineSpectator.com: In his latest blogs, James Laube shares updates from his most recent tastings and visits with winemakers, and he discusses hot-button issues in the wine industry. Join the conversation with other members.

    A Perfect Match

The Buying Guide

The Buying Guide for this issue is available here.

TOP 100 OF 2010 What makes a wine a member of this exclusive club? Find out as Wine Spectator's senior editors discuss this year's Top 10 wines in a video series. Plus, get a handy printable list of the full Top 100.

VINTAGE REPORT CARD Get an early look at the expected quality in key regions in the Northern Hemisphere.

HOLIDAY TIPS FROM THE EXPERTS We've got you covered from Thanksgiving through the New Year. Leading chefs provide recipes for some of their favorite holiday meals, while Wine Spectator editors recommend recently rated red, white and sparkling wines for your parties. Plus, get great ideas for the wine lovers among your friends and family.

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  • Taming Sangiovese: Castello Banfi's Cristina Mariani- May explains the different approaches taken with this great Tuscan grape for Brunello di Montalcino and for IGT blends.


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