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The Top 100 - Our annual roundup of the year’s most exciting releases spans the winemaking world. Outstanding vintage quality powers strong showings from classic growing areas such as Bordeaux and the Rhône Valley in France, Piedmont and Tuscany in Italy, and California
Wine of the Year - How a father and son teamed up with a perfectionist winemaker to style a groundbreaking Rhône red from Napa Valley
Champagne’s Wealth of Style - Delicious non-vintage bruts and vintage-dated releases are plentiful
Pioneering Vintners - Four small producers who are making their mark in Champagne
WineSpectator.com: BONUS VIDEO Coming soon: How does top Champagne evolve as it matures? Learn the answer and much more as Bruce Sanderson and Dom Pérignon chef de cave Richard Geoffroy explore four vintages of singular Champagnes back to 1975.
Rosés Rising - Pink wines rate highly among the latest releases of American sparklers
Party Perfect - Three classic yet simple appetizers and wine pairings for your holiday gathering
WineSpectator.com: Get inspiration for everyday meals and easy weeknight entertaining with Jennifer Fiedler's online 8 & $20 series. Each recipe contains no more than eight ingredients and is paired with a wine under $20.
The Best of Vail - New luxury hotels and fine dining venues enliven this Rocky Mountain retreat
2012 New World Wine Experience - Wine lovers and leading vintners gather in Los Angeles for a weekend of stellar tastings and seminars
100 Top Values of 2012 - At 90 or more points and $18 or less, these wines offer exceptional value for money
For the Wine Lover - Reviews of recent reads, from encyclopedic tomes to memoirs
WineSpectator.com: Keep up with breaking news as well as the people, places and happenings that wine lovers are talking about.
Actor Chris Noth - Actor and nightclub owner Chris Noth picks his favorite spot in New York
WineSpectator.com: Members can reference our full archives of Sam Gugino's columns and other articles on cheese.
WineSpectator.com: Print a tasting methodology sheet to guide you through the steps of your own chocolate evaluations. Also, members can reference our full archives of Owen Dugan’s columns and other articles on chocolate.
WineSpectator.com: Members can reference our full archives of Jack Bettridge's columns and other articles on spirits.
Third-Quarter U.S. Auction Results - Demand for Château Lafite declines; Cheval-Blanc hit as well
Michael Mina Group Beverage Director Rajat Parr - Globe-trotting sommelier has a home base in San Francisco for entertaining
James Laube - High points of 2012
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 - My wines of the year
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.)
Jesse Mallgren’s Soft-Cooked Egg With Squash and White Burgundy - Executive chef Jesse Mallgren, Madrona Manor, Healdsburg, Calif.
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TOP 100 WINES OF 2012 What makes a wine a member of this exclusive club? Find out as Wine Spectator's senior editors discuss this year's Top 10 wines in a video series. Plus, get a printable list of the full Top 100.
OUTSIDE THE BOTTLE Our newest guest blogger is Talia Baiocchi, a New York-based wine writer for Eater.com. We think you'll enjoy her savvy and provocative perspective on wine, restaurants and culture, which will appear weekly, exclusively at WineSpectator.com.
HOLIDAY PARTY IDEAS We've got you covered through the New Year! Wine Spectator editors recommend well-rated, affordable sparkling wines, plus reds and whites, for the festivities. Plus, great new recipes and gifts for the wine lovers on your list.
VINTAGE REPORT CARD Get an early look at the expected quality in key regions in the Northern Hemisphere.
650+ WINE-FRIENDLY RECIPES Discover great holiday dishes, from party snacks to hearty feasts to sophisticated entrées. Search our recipe database by food type, matching wine type or ingredient.
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