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Rhône Valley Bonanza - In the north, the 2009 vintage delivers classic quality, while the south continues its run of success
Peak Performance - The Northern Rhône produces its finest vintage in a decade, with racy reds and full-bodied whites
Côte-Rôtie Up Close - Profiles of the leading vintners who have turned this small appellation into the mother lode for Syrah
WineSpectator.com: BONUS VIDEO: Take a field trip to Côte-Rôtie with James Molesworth as he visits the vineyards of some of the appellation’s stars.
Back on Track - After struggling in 2008, the Southern Rhône delivers the goods in 2009, led by Châteauneuf-du-Pape and Gigondas
WineSpectator.com: BONUS VIDEO: Explore the Rhône in more depth, with video tastings, interviews with top producers, explorations of key appellations and a pairing of Rhône reds and ribs.
Soil Hunters - The Perrin family of Château de Beaucastel digs deep to make memorable reds
California Merlot - Challenging growing conditions tested the mettle of winemakers in 2008
Down-Home Hospitality - Wine-friendly recipes from the American South for the holiday table
Tradition and Modernity - A new winemaker makes his mark at Champagne’s Moët & Chandon
Vintners Crack the QR Code - Wineries add ‘smart’ tags to bottles, but will digital marketing sell more wine?
WineSpectator.com: Keep up with breaking news as well as the people, places and happenings that wine lovers are talking about.
Rights Group Criticizes South Africa - Criticisms allege inhumane treatment of agricultural workers on fruit farms and in vineyards
Padma Lakshmi - The Top Chef host talks global cuisine, wine and hosting tips
WineSpectator.com: Members can reference our full archives of Sam Gugino’s columns and other articles on cheese.
WineSpectator.com: Members can reference our full archives of Owen Dugan’s columns and other articles on chocolate.
2001 Côte-Rôtie - At 10 years old, the 2001 Côte-Rôtie vintage performs well
WineSpectator.com: WineSpectator.com members can read more about 2001 Côte-Rôtie in James Molesworth’s blog.
Michael Mina - The star chef completed an outdoor sanctuary for entertaining guests
This Issue - Marvin R. Shanken
James Laube - Recessionary relief
WineSpectator.com: Among his latest blogs, James Laube shares details of Williams Selyems founder Burt Williams’ new California Pinot Noir project. WineSpectator.com members can join the conversation.
Matt Kramer - Expensive tastes
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.)
Sean Brock’s Catfish With Riesling - Chef Sean Brock, Husk, Charleston, S.C.
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