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Evolution - Wine culture in dining rooms in the United States and abroad has advanced markedly since our first Restaurant Awards were given, in 1981. A look at what’s happened, and why.
Riding a Wave of Wine - Since 1981, Wine Spectator’s Restaurant Awards program has recognized outstanding wine lists
Behind the Lists - A slowly improving economy strengthens wine offerings as well as the variety of serving options. Plus, the new Grand Award winners: Five restaurants that have reached the pinnacle of wine
Eleven Madison Park, New York - Rise of a grand wine program in New York
Gilt, New York - A Manhattan cellar worth its weight in gold
Pappas Bros. Steakhouse, Dallas - A Texas two-step to a second Grand Award
Pluckemin Inn, Bedminster, N.J. - Trading brews for crus in New Jersey
Rekondo, San Sebastián, Spain - A national treasure of Spanish wines
WineSpectator.com: FREE ACCESS: Complete listing details for all award winners are available in our free online Restaurant Search, where you can select by location, award level, wine strengths, cuisine type and more.
WineSpectator.com: Free access to the complete Dining Guide, with full listings for all award-winning restaurants, is available in our Restaurant Search, which allows you to select by location, award level, wine strengths, cuisine type and other criteria. WineSpectator.com members can also post their own personal ratings and share comments about the quality of their experience at these restaurants.
California Sauvignon Blanc - New frontiers in terroir add interest for this refreshing Golden State quaffer
WineSpectator.com: Keep up with breaking news as well as the people, places and happenings that wine lovers are talking about.
Deal Watch - Two Champagne brands sold; South Africa's Klein Constantia sold
Harvest Report - Southern Hemisphere roundup
WineSpectator.com: For more details about the 2011 vintage in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and South America, read our full reports.
Auction Napa Valley Raises $7.3 Million - Weather can’t dampen spirits as vintners celebrate raising $100 million since event’s founding
Something’s Fishy in Canada - New label regulations point out fish product fining agents
Power Yeast - How one species of yeast became wine's best friend
WineSpectator.com: Members can reference our full archives of Mark Pendergrast’s columns, and other articles on coffee.
Wine Spectator’s Bring Your Own Magnum Parties - Wine Spectator’s magnum parties in Napa and Sonoma mark the beginning of auction week
A How-To Guide - Nine strategies to help you raise your paddle with confidence
This Issue - Marvin R. Shanken
James Laube - Extreme wine lists
Matt Kramer - Chilling reds
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.)
Mark Vetri’s Puntarella Salad With Gavi di Gavi - Chef Marc Vetri, Amis, Philadelphia
The Buying Guide for this issue is available here.
RESTAURANT SEARCH Our complete 2011 Restaurant Award listings, with nearly 4,000 wine-loving restaurants, are searchable in our free online database.
SOMMELIER TALK Meet the people behind the great wine lists: Find out their favorite pairings and which wines make it into their own cellars.
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.
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ASK DR. VINNY Have questions about wine? Our saucy expert addresses everything from the technical aspects of winemaking to the fine points of etiquette.
RESTAURANT RATINGS Have your say on the winners in our 2011 Restaurant Awards program. Our Restaurant Search ratings system lets you hand out stars and comment on your favorite dining spots.
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