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Affordable Burgundy - Delicious Pinot Noir and Chardonnay are fashioned by skillful winemakers in often overlooked districts. We profile six appellations on the cutting edge of quality, and recommend wines from each
Chablis - Minerality and purity
Chorey-lès-Beaune - Old-vine pedigree
Marsannay - Exuberant Pinot Noirs
Mercurey - Cellar-worthy quality
Rully - Elegant Chardonnays
St.-Aubin - Prime hillside sites
Classic Red Burgundy - The 2009 vintage delivers, especially in the Côte de Nuits
First Look at 2011 Bordeaux - Sweet wines and dry whites star in a difficult vintage
WineSpectator.com: More than 490 wines were reviewed for this report. A free alphabetical list is available. WineSpectator.com members can access complete reviews for all the wines tasted using the online Wine Ratings Search or by viewing convenient lists of reds in alphabetical order or by appellation, whites and sweet wines.
WineSpectator.com: Bordeaux Video Series: See 50 videos about Bordeaux, including a seminar with the first-growths, tours of top châteaus and winemaker interviews.
Zinfandel Elegance - California vintners continue to make strides with this distinctive red, as new faces help drive quality
WineSpectator.com: More than 440 wines were reviewed for this report. A free alphabetical list is available. WineSpectator.com members can access complete reviews for all the wines tasted using the online Wine Ratings Search.
WineSpectator.com: BONUS VIDEO: Visit Sonoma's Jackass Hill, home of Zinfandel on the edge. Is this the steepest vineyard in Sonoma? How ancient are the vines? And what compels someone to farm this unique vineyard? Tim Fish got the story from third-generation grapegrower Lee Martinelli.
Beaune and Beyond - Burgundy’s vinous capital, home to fine restaurants and welcoming hotels, makes an ideal base from which to explore the region
Kapon’s Quest - Acker Merrall & Condit’s John Kapon’s precarious perch atop the wine auction world
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WineSpectator.com: Members can reference our full archives of Sam Gugino's columns and other articles on cheese.
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Boston Chef Lydia Shire - Boston-based chef has designed her colorful kitchen for company
This Issue - Marvin R. Shanken
James Laube - High-stakes gambits
WineSpectator.com: In his recent blogs, James Laube tries former NBA All-Star Yao Ming's Napa Cabernet for the Chinese market and shares his thoughts on Bordeaux first-growth Château Latour's decision not to sell futures. Join the conversation with other members.
Matt Kramer - War of the noses
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