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The Wines of Summer - California Chardonnay, Australian Shiraz and dry rosé are perfect for enjoying with friends and family during the long days of summer. We guide you to the best wines to buy, plus offer three recipes that make easy matches
Rosé Match - Saffron Potato and Summer Squash Tart With Watercress Salad
Shiraz Match - Australian-Style Grilled Hamburgers With Herbed Potatoes
Chardonnay Match - Grilled Yogurt-Marinated Chicken With Barley Salad
California Chardonnay’s New Frontier - The 2009 vintage delivers wines with crisp, pure flavors as winemakers refine the styles of America’s favorite white
The Best from Down Under - Shiraz is still the marquee wine from Australia, but Riesling and other varietals are coming on strong
Rosé Renaissance - From dry, copper-colored versions to purple-hued, fruit-infused quaffs, we round up the best rosés from France, California and beyond
New York’s New Italians - Four restaurants help define the cutting edge in Manhattan
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Wine Spectator’s 2011 Grand Tour - More than 200 wineries join Wine Spectator’s 2011 Grand Tour
Freeze Hits California’s Central Coast - Paso Robles vineyards suffer frost damage
Paper? Plastic? Haut-Brion? - Some Whole Foods grocery stores are setting up wine and beer tasting counters
WineSpectator.com: Keep up with breaking news as well as the people, places and happenings that wine lovers are talking about.
California Wineries Sold - Buena Vista, Gary Farrell and Sonoma-Loeb find new owners
Red Wine and Bone Strength - An Australian study indicates red wine contributes to better bone health in older men
Global Briefs - Bubbly on the Block; POP Auction; Fit for a Duchess
Canadian Singer Michael Bublé - The singer has teamed with Beringer, but still loves his grandpa’s homemade wine
Healthy Bites - Recent studies suggest dark chocolate can be good for the heart and mind
WineSpectator.com: Members can reference our full archives of Owen Dugan’s columns, and other articles on chocolate.
On Ice - A proper drink deserves a proper cube
WineSpectator.com: Members can reference our full archives of Jack Bettridge’s columns, and other articles on spirits.
At Home with Winemaker Heather Munden - A California winemaker shares her handmade kitchen
This Issue - Marvin R. Shanken
James Laube - Defining terroir
Matt Kramer - Keeping it simple
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.)
Quinn Hatfield’s Roasted Squab With Brunello - Chef Quinn Hatfield, Hatfield’s, Los Angeles
The Buying Guide for this issue is available here.
2011 VIDEO CONTEST Creative with a video camera? Submit your shorts to Wine Spectator’s fifth annual video contest and you could win great prizes. Our editors will select the best, and the finalists will be posted on WineSpectator.com, where viewers will vote for the winner. The deadline to enter is Aug. 31. Find everything—including rules and previous years’ finalists—at www.winespectator.com/videocontest2011.
FREE NEW VINTAGE CHART WEB APP Following up on our iPhone app, Wine Spectator has introduced a new Web version of its VintageChart+ app that’s compatible with most current smartphones—whether they’re powered by Android or feature a BlackBerry keyboard. The VintageChart+ Web App features 54 dynamically updated charts for the world’s major wine regions and grape varieties, so you can compare quality and make smarter decisions when faced with unfamiliar bottles in a restaurant or wineshop. Download it at m.winespectator.com.
FOURTH OF JULY It’s time for backyard barbecues, picnics in the park and beachside bashes. We give you recommendations on fun wines and recipes for outdoor dining.
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