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Oscar Farinetti’s Global Quest - Oscar Farinetti outlines his quest for bringing Italian wine and food culture to the corners of the world.
A Growing Wine Empire - Long before Eataly, Farinetti was a vintner. Today, he has interests in eight Italian wineries, the largest of which is the beautiful Piedmont estate of Fontanafredda
California Values - More than 100 flavorful wines that deliver quality at bargain prices
Barolos Worth the Wait - A cool 2008 vintage delivers wines that hark to an earlier era, with the structure and body for long-term aging
FREE: Piedmont Alphabetical Listing - More than 780 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 VIDEOS: Learn more about the great wines and top producers of Piedmont in our Italy video series, including:
The Maestro of Piedmont - Bruno Giacosa is the driving force behind one of Piedmont’s greatest wineries. Now, a new generation seeks to ensure his legacy
Alpine Quest for Quality - Elisabetta Foradori breaks her own trail in Italy’s Trentino region with the Teroldego grape
Ferrari in High Gear - Italy’s first family of sparkling wine excels with Champagne-method spumante
WineSpectator.com: BONUS VIDEO: Join Ferrari chairman Matteo Lunelli as he shares one of his world-class sparkling wines, the Brut Trento Giulio Ferrari Riserva del Fondatore 2001, at the Wine Experience.
Resurrecting Soave - This Veneto wine is returning to form thanks to producers such as Stefano Inama who are championing the native Garganega grape and hillside terroirs
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Rocker Rob Thomas - Singer-songwriter Rob Thomas discusses wine and music
WineSpectator.com: Members can reference our full archives of Mark Pendergrast's columns and other articles on coffee.
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Michael Mondavi’s California Focus - Michael Mondavi draws on his Napa Valley roots
This Issue - Marvin R. Shanken
James Laube - Time to dump corks
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 - What's really required
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Jenn Louis’ Sorcetti and Lamb Ragù With a Southern Italian Red - Chef Jenn Louis, Lincoln, Portland, Ore.
The Buying Guide for this issue is available here.
SOUTH AFRICA DIARY Senior editor James Molesworth returns to the Cape, traveling from its wine center of Stellenbosch to the frontiers. Along the way, he visits veterans such as Gyles Webb from Thelema and newer operations like the Bordeaux-backed Glenelly, kicking the dirt and sampling leading wines such as Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon and Chenin Blanc. Follow along as he shares tasting notes and videos from his stops.
2011 BURGUNDY PREVIEW Senior editor Bruce Sanderson again heads to the heartland of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay to taste the young reds and whites, many still in barrel. To help guide your future purchases, he shares his tasting notes from visits to top domaines and négociants.
2012 BORDEAUX BARREL TASTINGS What should you buy as futures from the second difficult year in a row for Bordeaux? James Molesworth visits the region in late March to taste barrel samples of the young wines to find out. His full report will appear in our June 30 issue. In the meantime, members can read his on-the-scene blog posts for highlights from top châteaus. Plus, get his scores and tasting notes for hundreds of reds, dry whites and sweet wines.
PASSOVER PICKS Try out a new kosher recipe for the holiday, and discover the latest stars among kosher wines recently rated by our editors.
SPRING ENTERTAINING Get a fresh start to the season with two recipes for lamb and chicken from the authors of a hot new cookbook—with highly rated wines to match.
FINAL FOUR TASTE-OFF You might not win the office pool this way, but our tournament bracket is a lot more fun! Wineries near each of the 2013 NCAA Final Four contenders take on our annual challenge to predict the championship winner.
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