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Justin Smith’s Saxum - A local boy makes good in the remote reaches of western Paso Robles, tending a family vineyard and focusing on Grenache
WineSpectator.com: BONUS VIDEO: Join Saxum winemaker Justin Smith in his Paso Robles vineyards as he discusses their evolution, his picking decisions and what he thinks of the 2007 James Berry Vineyard bottling that was named the 2010 Wine of the Year.
Talent Show - Seven Paso Robles winemakers who are pushing up quality in distinctive ways
Spice of Life - Grenache adds verve as California Rhône makers hone regional styles and consumers warm to the art of the blend
Chile’s Diversity and Value - Pinot Noir is just one of the many grape varieties in the country’s expanding quality hunt. Plus, great values for $15 or less
Comfort Foods and Exotic Beers - From light and elegant wheat beers to powerful ales, there are plenty of satisfying matches to be made
Bordeaux’s Power Couple - How the Cathiards of Smith-Haut-Lafitte have transformed a near-derelict estate in Pessac-Léognan into a red and white powerhouse
WineSpectator.com: Keep up with breaking news as well as the people, places and happenings that wine lovers are talking about.
Business Briefs - Banfi owners buy Pacific Rim; Americans invest in Burgundy
Guitarist Jimmy Stafford - For guitarist Jimmy Stafford, a road trip is a wine journey
WineSpectator.com: Members can reference our full archives of Mark Pendergrast’s columns, and other articles on coffee.
WineSpectator.com: Members can reference our full archives of Jack Bettridge’s columns, and other articles on spirits.
Auction Index - Hong Kong surges ahead in second-half 2010
Wine & Design - A San Francisco restaurateur makes the most of cozy home spaces
This Issue - Marvin R. Shanken
James Laube - Knights Valley in the spotlight
Matt Kramer - Pearls before swine
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.)
Kim Marcus - The mysteries of Port
Ken Oringer’s Tuna with Tempranillo - Chef Ken Oringer, Toro, Boston
The Buying Guide for this issue is available here.
WINE AND FOOD MATCHMAKING In our new "8 & $20" series, you'll learn how eight ingredients and an under-$20 bottle of wine can come together for a restaurant-quality meal. Check back often for easy, tasty recipes.
WINE COUNTRY TRAVEL-CENTRAL COAST Has this month's cover story gotten you excited to visit Paso Robles? Check our editors' travel tips on wineries, restaurants and hotels to visit throughout the Central Coast's key regions: Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo (Edna Valley and Arroyo Grande), Paso Robles and Monterey (Santa Lucia Highlands).
VALENTINE'S DAY Sweeten the day with our sure-to-please wine and food matches. Plus, dessert recipes, chocolate recommendations and more.
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VINTAGE CHARTS Misplaced your wallet-sized vintage chart from the Jan.-Feb. issue? Want extra copies? Print more with our online PDF. Plus, check out our detailed individual charts and our vintage chart grid comparing quality across all regions for the past few decades.
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