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California’s Best Chardonnays - America’s favorite white wine powers ahead, led by a diverse mix of winemakers who are exploring terroir, especially in cool climate realms, and creating pathbreaking wines. Whether for casual drinking or fancier dining, California Chardonnay has few peers
30 Top Producers - Sonoma and Napa dominate the list, with a pair from the Santa Cruz Mountains
Keeping It Cool - California Chardonnays from 2010 are lean and crisp, and good bets to cellar
WineSpectator.com: More than 470 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: What does it mean for a wine to be "unfiltered" and how does it affect the character? Newton winemaker Chris Millard explains in this comparative tasting of two Napa Chardonnays.
Australian Exploration - Unexpected grapes and blends challenge the dominance of Shiraz
WineSpectator.com: BONUS VIDEO: Barossa's New Groove—Many Australian reds have the reputation of being over-ripe, over-oaked and overly alcoholic. Learn why Barossa is suited to making more balanced wines with Chateau Tanunda’s John Geber, a leading advocate for a more restrained style.
Douro Evolution - Vintners in Portugal’s top wine region are testing new styles
WineSpectator.com: More than 270 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: Looking for a refreshing white? Look no farther than northern Portugal’s Vinho Verde. Learn about these crisp whites with Aveleda’s Francisco Guedes.
A Summer Feast from the Heart of Texas - All-American wine matches for grilled halibut and pork, with all the trimmings
Wine Spectator’s Grand Tour - Wine Spectator’s 11th annual tasting event showcases more than 200 wines
Jim Nantz’s Calling - Sportscaster Jim Nantz and partners debut a line of wines
WineSpectator.com: Keep up with breaking news as well as the people, places and happenings that wine lovers are talking about.
Kenny G Riffs on Bordeaux - Jazz musician Kenny G thinks Bordeaux is pitch-perfect
Wine Tasters: Born or Made? - A controversial new study suggests wine expertise is genetic
WineSpectator.com: Members can reference our full archives of Jack Bettridge’s columns and other articles on spirits.
Yattarna Chardonnay - A tasting of 16 vintages shows the evolution of Australia’s collectible cool-climate Chardonnay
An Arizona Excavation - Collector Bruce Misamore turned an abandoned water tank into a wine cellar
This Issue - Marvin R. Shanken
James Laube - Wine’s fleeting moments
Matt Kramer - Fahrenheit 55
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.)
Perry Hoffman’s Shrimp and Melon Salad with Sparkling Wine - Chef Perry Hoffman, Étoile at Domaine Chandon, Yountville, Calif.
The Buying Guide for this issue is available here.
2010 BURGUNDY PREVIEW Get an early look at how the vintage rates for reds and whites, plus tasting notes and preliminary scores on 29 top wines from senior editor Bruce Sanderson’s cellar tastings in the region.
SUMMER VALUES Discover Top Value whites, rosés and reds at $20 or less. Shop for your summer entertaining with our handy lists of the latest well-rated wines at bargain prices. Don’t have time to hunt down a wine? Check out Easy Finds for wines made in large quantities, making them more likely to be available in your local store.
2012 VIDEO CONTEST Creative with a video camera? Submit your shorts to Wine Spectator’s sixth annual video contest and you could win great prizes. Our editors will select the finalists, and we’ll post them on WineSpectator.com where viewers can vote for the winning video. Entry deadline is Aug. 31. Check out the rules and previous years’ finalists.
FOURTH OF JULY Coming soon: What better way to celebrate the birth of the United States than by watching the fireworks with a bottle of wine—whether it’s all-American or something that’s been popular since colonial times—we share our picks for summer wines and recipes for outdoor parties.
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