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The Grande Dame of Mouton - Complex, visionary and headstrong, Baroness Philippine de Rothschild is a monumental figure in the world of wine. An intimate profile of her private life as a daughter, wife and mother and her very public career as first an actress and then as the indefatigable leader of Bordeaux first-growth Château Mouton-Rothschild
WineSpectator.com: BONUS VIDEOS: Meet Philippine de Rothschild and you'll understand why Château Mouton-Rothschild produces one of the most collectible and recognizable wines in the world. The Baroness sat down for conversations with Wine Spectator at the château and at the Wine Experience.
Baron Philippe de Rothschild SA - An overview of the company's wine holdings around the globe
Family Ties - A survey of the Mouton lineage
WineSpectator.com: BONUS VIDEOS: What does it take to manage a top château? Two of Bordeaux's brightest appeared at the 2013 Wine Experience:
Bordeaux Steps Back - Left and Right Bank reds provide solid quality in 2011, while dry whites and sweet wines from Sauternes and Barsac soar
California Rhônes' Tough 2011 - A challenging vintage yields some bright spots in this emerging category
Four to Watch - California vintners making a name with Rhône-style wines
The Mind of Brian Loring - This iconoclastic California winemaker's strong personality finds its way into his acclaimed Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays
WineSpectator.com: Keep up with breaking news as well as the people, places and happenings that wine lovers are talking about.
British Pop Star James Blunt - Pop superstar James Blunt enjoys the good life on the Spanish island of Ibiza
WineSpectator.com: Members can reference our full archives of Jack Bettridge's columns and other articles on spirits.
Auction Index for the Fourth Quarter 2013 - Record prices attained in Hong Kong; number of lots on offer soars in United States
WineSpectator.com: Build your cellar through smart bidding. Use our online Auction Price Database to track the performance of more than 10,000 collectible wines.
Aix-En-Provence–Based Collector Peter Thustrup - An 18th-century stone barn keeps Peter Thustrup's trophy wines in ideal condition
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This Issue - Marvin R. Shanken
James Laube - Testing bottle sizes
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Matt Kramer - GPS and terroir
WineSpectator.com: For more of Matt Kramer's provocative essays and lively online discussions. (Only members may post comments but all visitors may read them.)
Jeff Fitzgerald's Grilled Dorade with Assyrtiko - Jeff Fitzgerald, Dio Deka, Los Gatos, Calif.
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LETTER FROM EUROPE Follow contributing editor Robert Camuto in his new, twice-monthly blog as he travels through France, Italy and beyond, sharing the fascinating, inspiring and sometimes heroic stories of the people who make wine or influence wine culture.
CHEFS' PERSONAL RECIPES What do chefs cook on their days off? In a new series, contributing editor Laurie Woolever chats with big names and rising stars who share their favorite at-home recipes and suggestions for wines to match.
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