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South Africa: An Emerging Giant - This profoundly beautiful wine region is finding a new path to quality in the post-apartheid era. How a new generation is reshaping South Africa’s destiny, fueled by a flood of energy, technology and investment
WineSpectator.com: More than 530 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 CONTENT: To report the cover story, senior editor James Molesworth spent two weeks traveling the Cape, visiting established and pioneering wineries throughout Stellenbosch, Paarl, the frontierlike Swartland, verdant Constantia and out to Walker Bay and beyond. He blogged about each of his stops and sent along video interviews with winemakers at Ataraxia, A.A. Badenhorst Family, Ken Forrester, Glenelly, Kanonkop, de Morgenzon, Mullineux, Marc Kent's new Porseleinberg project, Anthonij Rupert, Thelema and more. Read his South Africa Diary in our January and February blog archives.
Cutting-Edge Vintners - Four who are making a difference
ABCs of South African Wine - The history, the grapes and the appellations explained
Touring the Wine Country - The best wineries to visit, plus top restaurants and hotels
California Chardonnay - Harvest rains dampen the 2011 vintage, as stylistic changes continue to redefine these Golden State whites
Portugal's Value Appeal - Quaffable reds abound from the challenging 2010 vintage
Best of the Islands - Chef Alan Wong devises a summer-friendly menu filled with Hawaiian delicacies and wines to match
WineSpectator.com: Find hundreds more wine-friendly recipes in our Recipe Search.
WineSpectator.com: Keep up with breaking news as well as the people, places and happenings that wine lovers are talking about.
Del Frisco’s David O’Day - Del Frisco wine director David O’Day oversees 31 award-winning wine lists
WineSpectator.com: 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.
This Issue - Marvin R. Shanken
James Laube - The magic of Mayacamas terroir
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 - Summer wines made simple
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.)
Kelly Liken's Red Pepper Bisque With Chardonnay - Chef Kelly Liken, Restaurant Kelly Liken, Vail, Colo.
The Buying Guide for this issue is available here.
2013 VIDEO CONTEST Creative with a video camera? Submit your shorts to Wine Spectator's seventh 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. The deadline to enter is Sept. 2. Check out the rules and previous years' finalists.
JULY FOURTH PARTY TIPS Set off some fireworks of your own with great new recipes for your outdoor event and affordable wines to match. Wine Spectator editors and renowned chefs share their party picks in our seasonal entertaining features.
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