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King of the Hill - The irrepressible Michel Chapoutier powers ahead in the Northern Rhône Valley, crafting some of the region’s best reds and whites. From his base on the hill of Hermitage, the spiritual home of Syrah, he oversees a growing collection of wineries and projects throughout France and abroad
Chapoutier’s Best - Reviews of 15 classic-rated wines in recent release
International Portfolio - A burgeoning lineup of wines and styles, from Alsace to Australia
WineSpectator.com: Visit the hill of Hermitage with Michel Chapoutier and James Molesworth. Michel describes what makes the site so special and the key characteristics in the wines. Plus, watch our archival videos with Michel: Hermitage tastings, food pairings for young and mature Rhône wines and his Roussillon venture.
Rhône Masterpiece - The 2010 vintage delivers scores of stellar wines. From Côte-Rôtie in the north to Châteauneuf-du-Pape in the south, it is a rare double-bill of classic quality
Château-Grillet - Under new ownership, the Condrieu estate looks to the future
Italian Sparklers - From Proseccos and Moscatos d’Asti to metodo classico wines, Italy makes bubblies for every taste
California Merlot Makes Its Case - A near-perfect growing season in 2009 and improvements in vineyards and cellars spark a quality upsurge
Best of Miami Beach - South Florida's playground balances cosmopolitan cuisine with casual dining
A Virginia Christmas - A dinner rooted in history, paired with wines of the Old Dominion
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Châteauneuf-du-Pape’s Driving Force - Consultant Philippe Cambie drives himself tirelessly to improve wine quality in the Southern Rhône and beyond
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Novelist T.C. Boyle - Author T.C. Boyle finds inspiration in the wines produced near his Santa Barbara home
Long Island Bounty - Harvest East End tasting a success
Redefining Natural Wine - Francesco Bellini believes technology can create an additive-free wine
WineSpectator.com: Members can reference our full archives of Mark Pendergrast's columns and other articles on coffee.
At Home with Mauro Maccioni - The son of famed restaurateur Sirio Maccioni shares his family’s Italian summer home
This Issue - Marvin R. Shanken
James Laube - The threat of brett
WineSpectator.com: In his blogs, James Laube shares updates from his recent tastings and visits with winemakers, and discusses hot-button issues in the wine industry. Join the conversation with other members.
Matt Kramer - Holiday pitfalls
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David Bouley’s Porcini Flan With a Cru Beaujolais - Chef David Bouley, Bouley, New York
The Buying Guide for this issue is available here.
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