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In the May 15, 2007 Issue

Great Grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon

Cover Story

Great Grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon - An authoritative guide to wine styles, major regions and benchmark producers
Great Grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon: Bordeaux - Still the benchmark for quality
Great Grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon: Napa Valley - Setting the pace for new styles
Great Grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon: Chile - Gaining greater prestige in the past decade
Great Grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon: Washington - Outpacing Merlot and Syrah
Great Grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon: Italy - Tuscany leads the way


Gold Rush on Red Mountain - A new winery inspired by Tuscany is driving the transformation of an arid slope in eastern Washington

Tasting Reports

Chile's Next Challenge - Cabernet Sauvignon dominates top reds, but quality seeks a new plateau
New Zealand's Red Success - Pinot Noir rivals Sauvignon Blanc as the quality leader


New Orleans' Rebirth - A new generation of chefs is giving hope to a wounded city


Master of Design - Pat Kuleto continues to set the style for California restaurants



Ernest Gallo 1909-2007 - The industry titan teamed with his brother, Julio, to build the world's largest wine company


Tastes: Post Time


This Issue/Marvin R. Shanken

This Issue: Remembering Ernest Gallo


The Right to Return? - Retailers that want your repeat business will take back most bad bottles
Boisset Puts the Screws to Chambertin
Wine & Health: Light to Moderate Wine Drinkers Live Longer, Study Finds
Masters of Food & Wine Goes Out With a Bang
Napa Finds Live Glassy-Winged Sharpshooter
Sonoma Chardonnay Icon Turns to Pinot

Dining Out

Dining Out: New York: Kobe Club, Porter House - Five new steak houses debut in Manhattan


Tastes: IN THE KITCHEN with Sam Gugino: Blending In
Tastes: Pour When Ready
Tastes: New York Hot Spot: Sant Ambroeus
Tastes: First-Person Aerator


Crossfire With the Chairman
The Real Kiwi Fruit


Hard Time for 1996 California Cabernets - Many wines are overly tannic and less than opulent
Mouton-Rothschild at Sotheby's
Winter Sales Spark Bidders' Thirst - Record prices set for '82 Lafite, '96 Margaux; 2000 first-growths surge in value

Wine Talk

Wine Talk: Sammy Hagar

The Buying Guide

The Buying Guide for this issue is available here.

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NEW VIDEOS  Learn about two of Chile's premier red wines, Clos Apalta and Alpha M.

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MOTHER'S DAY  Find great recipes and wine matches for that special meal you're preparing for Mom, or search for wine-friendly restaurants in your area.

SPRING ENTERTAINING  Celebrate the warmer weather by learning what to drink with light, Asian-inspired fare.

2006 BORDEAUX  To guide your futures purchases, James Suckling reports on his barrel tastings of the latest vintage.

2006 CALIFORNIA CABERNET  James Laube previews the upcoming vintage, with a list of top-scoring wines from barrel.

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