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Chile's New Frontier - Vintners push the boundaries, from the cool Pacific shore to high in the Andes, in the search for new terroirs and wines. An in-depth look at where this fascinating wine culture has been, and where it is going
The Challenge of Carmenère - Chile's distinctive red grape requires a deft touch
Chile at a Glance - The leading appellations and grapes
Self-Made Man - The drive and passion of vintner Aurelio Montes, "guardian of the spirit"
New Directions in Chile - Crisp Sauvignon Blancs, creamy Chardonnays and fruity Pinot Noirs are at the cutting edge of quality in our annual Chile report
WineSpectator.com: More than 350 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 VIDEO Hunting for Terroir in Chile's Apalta Vineyard: Pedro Parra likes digging holes and finding the unique aspects of vineyards. In this video, we discuss the Apalta Vineyard, source of wine such as Casa Lapostolle's Bordeaux-style blend and Viña Montes' Syrah.
Italy's North Star - Trentino-Alto Adige appeals with bright, aromatic white wines and racy, light- to medium-bodied reds
WineSpectator.com: More than 330 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 VIDEO Pinot Grigio v. Friulano: Both varietals are crisp and bright, but how are these Northeast Italian natives distinct? Get the answer as Andrea Felluga of Livio Felluga joins senior editor Alison Napjus.
L.A. Hot Spots - Offbeat delights in unexpected places highlight the latest hits in Los Angeles
WineSpectator.com: Find more great restaurants with award-winning wine lists in our online Restaurant Search, with nearly 3,800 dining spots.
Spring Menu - Chef Michael Lomonaco fires up the grill for a feast of seasonal produce
Bourbon's Grand Master - For almost 40 years, master distiller Parker Beam has helmed Heaven Hill
Living Legacy - St.-Emilion’s Château Beau-Séjour Bécot passes to the next generation of its founding family
WineSpectator.com: Keep up with breaking news as well as the people, places and happenings that wine lovers are talking about.
Yakima Valley Winemaker Kerry Shiels - Kerry Shiels of Yakima Valley’s Côte Bonneville tends her family’s singular vineyard
Sonoma County's Sustainability Drive - County growers and vintners set ambitious five-year goal, but it will take much work
WineSpectator.com: Members can reference our full archives of columns and other articles on cheese.
Paul Tribolet's Elevated Collection - Paul Tribolet's collection nests on the fourth floor of a former print factory
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This Issue - Marvin R. Shanken
James Laube - Ted Lemon's sweet spot
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 - Particular white wines
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.)
Bruce Sanderson - DRC: Burgundy's benchmark
Chad Townsend's Carrot Salad with Riesling - Chad Townsend, Salt of the Earth, Pittsburgh, Pa.
The Buying Guide for this issue is available here.
SPRING ENTERTAINING Whether you're having family over for Easter, need kosher recommendations for Passover, or are honoring Mom on her special day, keep your guests happy with our editors' latest wine picks and delicious recipes from chefs who inspire us.
GRAND TOUR This spring, Wine Spectator hits the road with more than 200 of the world's finest wineries, making stops in New York City (April 29), Washington, D.C. (May 1), and Las Vegas (May 3) to pour top bottles for wine lovers. There may still be time to purchase tickets. But if you can't make it, read all about it and check out the photos of who was there.
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2013 BORDEAUX BARREL TASTINGS Trying to decide on futures purchases from yet another difficult vintage for Bordeaux? Rain made the harvest challenging for the dry reds, but Sauternes and Barsac may excel. James Molesworth visited the region in late March to taste barrel samples of the young wines. Members can get his scores and tasting notes for the best reds, dry whites and sweet wines. Plus, read his on-the-scene blog posts for highlights from his visits to top châteaus.
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