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In the June 15, 2007 Issue

Sonoma Wine Country

Cover Story

The New Sonoma: Where to Stay, Where to Eat
The New Sonoma: Recent Wine Releases
The New Sonoma: Regional Map of Northern Sonoma
The New Sonoma: Healdsburg Originals
The New Sonoma: Wineries to Tour
The New Sonoma: Sonoma's Grape Growing Frontier
The New Sonoma:Town and Country - With Healdsburg at its center, northern Sonoma combines welcoming wineries with stellar dining


Tasting Reports

Austria's High Plateau - Riesling and Grüner Veltliner achieve consistent success in 2005, but 2006 promises even greater heights of quality
Delicious Diversity - They may keep a low profile, but wines from the Loire have plenty of pep


The Road to the Grand Award - Three top sommeliers discuss their strategies for success inside and outside the cellar


In the Mountain Redoubt of the Basques - Natural beauty, a vibrant culture and distinctive food and wine make this french region inviting



Tastes: The World's Most Expensive Coffee



Two Bordeaux Classifications Annulled - French authorities set aside time-honored systems for ranking wines
Small Vineyard Sites Help Young South African Winery Stick With Its Own Style
Suspects Arrested in Silicon Valley Wine Heist
Santa Barbara's Wine Cask Store Being Sold
New Vines Resistant to Pierce's Disease
Popular Chicago Wine Retailer Sam's Wine & Spirits Changes Hands

Dining Out

Dining Out: Los Angeles: Opus, Bin 8945 - Two new restaurants can be found off the trodden path


Tastes: IN THE KITCHEN with Sam Gugino: Mixed Grill
Tastes: Boutique Lamb
Tastes: Cape Town Hot Spots: Aubergine, The Showroom
Tastes: Shake It, Don't Break It


Sonoma on My Mind
Australia's Greatest Wine
Can South Africa Produce Classic Wine?
This Issue: Exploring Sonoma


A Life of Wine Lessons - Businessman Tom Black's cellar-building strategy stresses classics
Rhône Values Are on the Rise - Though top bottlings still come dear, overlooked bargains abound

Wine Talk

Wine Talk: Thomas Keller

The Buying Guide

The Buying Guide for this issue is available here.

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

TRAVEL PLANNING  To find great places to visit in top wine-and-food destinations, check out our Dining & Travel section.

  • Use our newly revamped Hotel Search to find great accommodations reviewed by Wine Spectator.
  • Plot your route to nearby wineries using our new Google maps feature.

AUCTION PRICES  Find out what your wines are worth. Our database tracks the performance of more than 15,000 collectible and cellar-worthy wines.

SUMMER ENTERTAINING  Kick-start your summer with our Memorial Day guide to wines and meals that are perfect for enjoying outdoors.

RESTAURANT SEARCH  Choose from more than 3,700 restaurants with award-winning wine lists. You can now also use our site to make reservations at many U.S. restaurants.

VIDEOS  Watch one of the Loire's top vintners, Isaure de Pontbriand of Domaine du Closel, discuss how her family has made wine for generations. Plus, James Molesworth tastes three wines that show why Chenin Blanc shines in the Loire.

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