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In the Jan. 31 - Feb. 28, 2007 Issue

Ultimate Buying Guide

Cover Story

The 2006 Ultimate Buying Guide
The 2006 Ultimate Buying Guide: How We Taste
The 2006 Ultimate Buying Guide: The Tasters
The 2006 Ultimate Buying Guide: California
The 2006 Ultimate Buying Guide: France
The 2006 Ultimate Buying Guide: Italy
The 2006 Ultimate Buying Guide: Around The World
The 2006 Ultimate Buying Guide: Other U.S.
The 2006 Ultimate Buying Guide: The Top Scoring Wines of 2006
The 2006 Ultimate Buying Guide: Wine Spectator's 2007 Vintage Chart
The 2006 Ultimate Buying Guide: Wine Spectator's 2007 Vintage Chart
The 2006 Ultimate Buying Guide: 2006 Compendium



Tastes: A New Year's Coffee Resolution


Tastes: Getting a Read on Cocktails



Right Bottle, Wrong Wine - Counterfeit bottles multiply as global demand for collectible wines surges
Moderate Drinkers Use Medicare Less, Study Finds
2006 Vintage Report Card

Dining Out

Dining Out: Napa Valley: The Restaurant at Meadowood, Étoile at Domaine Chandon - New chefs rejuvenate two Napa landmarks


Tastes: IN THE KITCHEN with Sam Gugino: Tagine Dream
Tastes: London Hot Spot: St. John Bar and Restaurant
Tastes: Great Expectorations
Tastes: Old School


Views From Above
Wine's Emerging Class Divide
Sweet Spots in the Northern Rhône
This Issue: Looking Back, Looking Forward


A Profitable Learning Curve - Architect Evan Goldenberg has gone from cellar novice to expert
Emeril Lagasse's Helping Hand - Carnivale du Vin raises $2.5 million for the children of New Orleans
Bidders Aren't Tired - Final wine auctions of 2006 show no signs of a slowing market

Wine Talk

Wine Talk: Jim Angle

The Buying Guide

The Buying Guide for this issue is available here.

2006 VINTAGE REPORT CARD  With the newest wines now aging in winery cellars, Wine Spectator's editors provide an early look at potential quality in key regions across the Northern Hemisphere and give each of them a preliminary grade. Plus, watch our bonus video recap of the 2006 California harvest.

VALENTINE'S DAY  Wow that special someone with the perfect meal, a seductive wine or a hedonistic dessert. We'll help you romance your date with our great recipes; plus, get tips on the best wines and chocolates.

TASTING HIGHLIGHTS  Get a jump on exciting new releases with selected notes from our editors' latest tastings. Recent highlights have included high-scoring, limited-production California Syrahs and Pinot Noirs, 2005 German Rieslings and 2004 Châteauneuf-du-Papes.

VALUE-WINE LISTS  Browse our exclusive lists of the world's top wine values and top value producers. We've added new lists such as Italian whites, New Zealand whites, Rhône reds and Spanish reds. We're also taking your suggestions for future lists.

WINE OF THE WEEK  Sign up for our Sips & Tips e-mail newsletter to receive a wine recommendation and advice on food, travel and wine every week.

VIDEOS  We now have more than 100 videos! Learn more about your favorite region by watching winemaker interviews and tasting reports from Wine Spectator's senior editors. View our special reports on California Cabernet and the 2006 harvest. Take a tour of restaurants with great wine programs. Catch the seminars at our California Wine Experience. Or learn all about winemaking in our Hard Labor series. You can also subscribe to Wine Spectator's weekly video Podcast on iTunes.

QUESTIONS ABOUT WINE?  Dr. Vinny, our Web site's resident expert, tackles all your questions, from what a tasting descriptor really means to the best way to send back a corky bottle.

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