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Bordeaux 2009 - The first classic-rated vintage since 2005 yields a treasure trove of luscious reds from France's premier wine region. Plus: A look ahead to 2010 shows more excitement in the offing
Notable Values - Second wines offer a taste of top châteaus, at a fraction of the price
Off the Radar - Thirteen up-and-coming estates that are making names for themselves
Doubly Sweet - Sauternes delivers quantity and quality, while dry whites also succeed
Alphabetical Listing - Scores for the more than 900 2009s tasted
WineSpectator.com: BONUS VIDEO: Christian Moueix is the man behind some of the world's most sought-after wines: châteaus Trotanoy, La Fleur-Pétru s and Hosanna, along with Dominus in Napa Valley. Meet Christian and learn what it takes to make great Right Bank Bordeaux.
Going Beyond Glass - A comparison of alternatives to the traditional bottle, and their eco-impacts
California Rhônes - The key to quality is blending, which brings rewards and challenges
A Whiter Shade of Rhônes - Rhône Valley–inspired whites offer diverse flavors
Head to the Foothills - Viticulturist Ann Kraemer shows Amador’s potential
Chile's New Players - Syrah and Pinot Noir take the lead with cool-climate versions
Seattle's Native Appeal - Homegrown chefs with a passion for local products raise the bar
The Iconoclast - Twenty years after his first garage wine, Jean-Luc Thunevin is still making waves
The New Comtesse - Sylvie Cazes adds Pichon Lalande to her very full plate
New Players in California - A new flurry of sales bring new investments into California wine
WineSpectator.com: Keep up with breaking news as well as the people, places and happenings that wine lovers are talking about.
American Terroir - The government approves five new AVA's
Actor Isiah Whitlock Jr. - One of actor Isiah Whitlock Jr.’s favorite off-screen roles is that of wine lover
WineSpectator.com: Members can reference our full archives of Jack Bettridge’s columns and other articles on spirits.
Bordeaux takes a hit; Wine Spectator Auction Index - Blue-chip Bordeaux falls from autumn highs, but sell-through rates show a healthy market
Built for Tasting - Michigan collector’s cellar is the perfect place for sharing wine
This Issue - Marvin R. Shanken
James Laube - Wine's tipping points
Matt Kramer - New prides of place
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Jose Garces' Marvesta Prawns With Chardonnay - Chef Jose Garces, JG Domestic, Philadelphia
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WINE AND FOOD MATCHMAKING In our "8 & $20" series, learn how eight ingredients and an under-$20 bottle of wine can come together for a restaurant-quality meal. Check back often for easy, tasty recipes.
DRINKING OUT LOUD Thought-provoking, web-exclusive essays from the irreverent Matt Kramer, longtime Wine Spectator columnist. Don't miss the lively discussions! (Only members may post comments, but all visitors may read them.)
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