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August 2018

Can You Season Food with Tradition and Innovation?
Future-minded chefs cooked at America’s oldest restaurant to celebrate New Orleans' 300th birthday
Posted: Aug 22, 2018 11:00am ET
By Mitch Frank
Earlier this summer, Wine Spectator's Mitch Frank attended a special dinner celebrating New Orleans’ 300th birthday at Antoine’s, its oldest restaurant. It was a night that blended the city’s past, present and future
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The Right Price for Wine? It's Personal
Is a $50 bottle of wine worth paying more for than a $20 bottle? Depends who's buying
Posted: Aug 21, 2018 9:30am ET
By Emma Balter
Is a $50 bottle of wine worth paying more for than a $20 bottle? Depends who's buying, says Wine Spectator's Emma Balter
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A New Empire of Baijiu?
Can China's misunderstood national spirit level up at home—and then go global?
Posted: Aug 9, 2018 5:00pm ET
By Ben O'Donnell
Like many baijiu neophytes, Wine Spectator associate editor Ben O'Donnell first came away thinking that the brightly colored, fancifully shaped bottles showed best when sealed shut with their distilled contents safely inside. He visits the Red Star Distillery in Beijing and tastes a new international bottling to see what could be in store for China's spirit.
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A First Look at Germany’s Challenging 2017 Vintage
A mixed bag of early releases and barrel samples hints at the character of Rieslings to come; some excellent wines from the small crop
Posted: Aug 1, 2018 10:00am ET
By Aleks Zecevic
A mixed bag of early releases and barrel samples hints at the character of the Rieslings, Spätburgunders and Silvaners to come; Wine Spectator associate tasting coordinator Aleks Zecevic finds some excellent wines from the small crop.
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