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Dec. 31, 2013 Issue  :  News

Auction Index Remains Static in Third Quarter of 2013

Record prices for lots with good provenance; New York rose and Hong Kong fell

Posted: December 31, 2013  By Peter D. Meltzer

Learn Wine  :  Ask Dr. Vinny

How can I get insurance for my wine collection?

Posted: December 20, 2013  

Collecting  :  Collecting News

Accused Wine Counterfeiter Rudy Kurniawan Guilty in Landmark Case

First federal prosecution for selling fake wine yields a conviction; Indonesian collector faces possible sentence of 40 years

Posted: December 18, 2013  By Peter Hellman, Mitch Frank

Dec. 15, 2013 Issue  :  Columns

The Thousand-Dollar Cellar

Posted: December 15, 2013  By Matt Kramer

Dec. 15, 2013 Issue  :  Features

Eyrie Vineyards Turns Back the Clock

Jason Lett's Cellar Certification program raises the bar for preserving library wine

Posted: December 15, 2013  By Katherine Cole

Collecting  :  Collecting News

Accused Wine Counterfeiter Rudy Kurniawan Goes on Trial

Prosecutors accuse “Dr. Conti” of making and selling millions of dollars worth of fakes; defense calls him a scapegoat

Posted: December 8, 2013  By Peter Hellman

Learn Wine  :  Ask Dr. Vinny

How long can Champagne be stored and still be good to drink?

Posted: December 6, 2013  

Nov. 30, 2013 Issue  :  Features

Piece by Piece

Rick and Jane Theiler's Arizona cellar celebrates their history of making and collecting wine

Posted: November 30, 2013  By Esther Mobley

Learn Wine  :  Ask Dr. Vinny

Insect fogger in the wine cellar: safe or stupid?

Posted: November 20, 2013  

Learn Wine  :  Ask Dr. Vinny

What's the difference between a wine cooler and a wine cellar?

Posted: November 18, 2013  

Nov. 15, 2013 Issue  :  People

Auction of Washington Wines Stays Strong at 26th Annual Event

Posted: November 15, 2013  By Esther Mobley

Nov. 15, 2013 Issue  :  Features

At Home With John and Jenifer Besh

This New Orleans chef's kitchen captures the spirit of southern Louisiana

Posted: November 15, 2013  By Lizzie Munro

Collecting  :  Collecting News

Will Accused Wine Counterfeiter Rudy Kurniawan Plead Insanity?

With trial a month away, defense attorneys ask for psychiatric examination; Prosecution protests

Posted: November 8, 2013  By Peter Hellman

Blogs  :  James Laube's Wine Flights

No Time Like the Present

There's no guarantee when it comes to aging wines

Posted: November 4, 2013  By James Laube

More than one person asked me during the Wine Spectator Wine Experience, "What is the fascination with wines aging?" To one man's ears, several vintners emphasized not only the youth of their wines but that they had long lives ahead. Since I'm not a fan of aged wines, the answer was easy and came in parts.

In my experience, and to my tastes, most wines don't improve with age. Most of the time they stay about the same for the first few years of their lives. Therefore, there's little motivation to cellar them.

But there are just as many wine lovers on the other side of the ledger. Old or long-lived wines evoke excitement among connoisseurs, a sort of time travel that can provide a unique drinking experience, provided you like the wines once they've aged. The biggest tradeoff that comes with age affects its fruit profile. The compromise: pure fruit vitality for the subtle nuances that may come with time.

Lynch isn't much a fan of California wine, yet it appears that he disqualifies himself from passing judgment on the mere basis that he hasn't and doesn't follow California's wines as closely as many. His import business is based in St. Helena, in Napa Valley, run by a Napa vintner, Bruce Neyers, and I suspect Lynch pays far greater attention to California wine than he allows. He is, after all, a businessman who competes against California.

Oct. 31, 2013 Issue  :  Features

A Second-Floor Sanctuary

Michael and Traci Zeller, Charlotte, N.C.

Posted: October 31, 2013  By Lizzie Munro

Oct. 31, 2013 Issue  :  Features

Transforming a Kitchen Breezeway

Steve and Lisa Stokes, San Jose, Calif.

Posted: October 31, 2013  By Lizzie Munro

Oct. 31, 2013 Issue  :  Features

Downsizing with a Custom Design

Michael Adamson, Vancouver, B.C.

Posted: October 31, 2013  By Lizzie Munro

Oct. 31, 2013 Issue  :  Features

Glasswork for a Showpiece Cellar

Dennis and Ann Ross, Wichita, Kan.

Posted: October 31, 2013  By Lizzie Munro

Oct. 31, 2013 Issue  :  Features

Renovated Butler's Pantry

Melissa Brondeau, Gladwyne, Pa.

Posted: October 31, 2013  By Lizzie Munro

Oct. 31, 2013 Issue  :  Features

A Second Collection for a Second Home

Chris Metz, Big Sky, Mont.

Posted: October 31, 2013  By Lizzie Munro

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