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Napa Valley: Town and Country - The best of both worlds beckons in America’s most famous wine region with exciting new restaurants, hotels and wine bars
Urban Charms - The city of Napa has been revitalized with an extensive redevelopment of its historic waterfront, transforming a once-sleepy backwater into an enticing destination
Best Lodgings - From quiet cottages to full-service resorts, choices abound
Day Trips - Five itineraries take you to Napa Valley’s leading sites
WineSpectator.com: Visit our Wine Country Travel section for our editors' picks on wineries, hotels and wine-friendly restaurants in other California wine regions.
The Bounty of the Loire - Back-to-back outstanding vintages deliver delicious wines, from soulful reds to crisp whites, as well as ethereal dessert wines
Elegant Burgundies - The 2008 vintage produced Pinot Noirs with plenty of fruit and fine structure
California’s Worldly Whites - Aromatic Old World varieties offer fresh flavors in the Golden State
Boom Times - Global sales pick up speed as a host of new players enters the market
WineSpectator.com: Build your cellar through smart bidding. Use our online Auction Price Database to track the performance of more than 12,000 collectible wines, and check the latest major sales results in Auction Highlights.
The Many Lives of Schild Shiraz - Faced with strong demand for a highly rated wine, an Australian winery simply created more of it
WineSpectator.com: Keep up with breaking news as well as the people, places and happenings that wine lovers are talking about.
In Memoriam: Iconic California Vintner Jess Jackson - Founder of Kendall-Jackson Wine Estates helped shape the modern wine industry
One-Shot Wonders - The best of single-cup coffee makers
WineSpectator.com: Members can reference our full archives of Mark Pendergrast’s columns, and other articles on coffee.
A Chef Builds His Dream Kitchen - A chef’s kitchen for family and friends
This Issue - Marvin R. Shanken
James Laube - Napa’s Resurrection
WineSpectator.com: In his latest blogs, James Laube reveals his test for determining if a wine is truly great, and shares tasting notes from a 20-vintage vertical of Peter Michael’s Cabernet blend, Les Pavots. Join the conversation.
Matt Kramer - Be Afraid
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.)
Richard Vellante’s Roasted Halibut With California Chardonnay - Chef Richard Vellante, Legal Sea Foods, Boston
The Buying Guide for this issue is available here.
2010 BORDEAUX BARREL TASTINGS Is 2010 really another classic vintage in this famous French region? James Molesworth spent two weeks in Bordeaux tasting barrel samples of the young wines to find out. His full report will appear in our June 30 issue, along with exclusive analysis and extra features. But right now, members can read his on-the-scene blogs for highlights from top châteaus. Plus, get his scores and tasting notes for more than 400 reds, dry whites and sweet wines.
VALUE WINES, EASY FINDS Browse our exclusive lists of the world’s top value wines, top value producers and well-rated, easy-to-find wines made in large quantities. Pick your favorites and add them to your Personal Wine List to create a shopping list, or track your purchases.
SUMMER ENTERTAINING Memorial Day weekend kicks off the season for outdoor meals, backyard barbecues and picnics in the park. Get our favorite recipes and recently rated wines, perfect for the season!
WHAT WE’RE DRINKING NOW Our senior editors and tasters share the most interesting wines they’ve enjoyed with family and friends over meals.
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