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Sonoma Pinot Noir - In the early 1980s, an unlikely pair helped spark the quality revolution that has turned apple orchards and redwood-fringed meadows into some of the finest terroir for Pinot Noir outside Burgundy
Best Wines - An insider's guide to the finest bottlings, and what makes them distinctive
Best Vineyards - Mapping the top sites for this finicky grape, from the wilds of the Sonoma Coast to the rolling countryside of Carneros
Almost Perfect - The 2009 vintage is the finest in the history of California Pinot Noir, as the ranks of exceptional producers continues to expand
Values Roundup - 200 wines that represent the best bargains from around the world
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Spain's Rising Star - The Toro region is the latest to make a quality breakout in this diverse winemaking nation
Cune Imperial - A retrospective tasting highlights the elegance of the venerable Rioja
Enjoying San Sebastián - This seaside city is home to some of Spain's most exciting restaurants
Small Tastes of Heaven - Where to go, eat and sleep in Spain's San Sebastián
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World Watch - Pomerol Ponies, Liquid Gold and Frescobaldi in Friuli
Sommelier Bernard Sun - Wine director Bernard Sun has worked in the some of world’s most famous dining rooms
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Second-Quarter Index Shows Small Drop - Wine Spectator Auction Index is down 3.6 percent, but Hong Kong prices soar
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An All-Star Collection - Hockey star Ron Francis keeps his collection just off the dining room
This Issue - Marvin R. Shanken
James Laube - Napa's Allure
Matt Kramer - How to Buy Wine
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Mark Gaier and Clark Frasier's Poached Salmon With Pinot Noir - Chefs Mark Gaier and Clark Frasier, Arrows Restaurant, Ogunquit, Maine
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Harvest 101 How do winegrowers decide when to pick? How does the weather affect wine quality and character? What actually happens once the grapes get to the winery? Learn all about it in our step-by-step guide to crush.
Kosher Picks for the High Holidays Get our editors' recommendations of recently rated, high-scoring kosher wines from around the world, plus a fresh new recipe.
Wine Storage: Seven Need-to-Know Tips Learn how to keep your wines safe until you're ready to drink them.
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