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In the Oct. 31, 2007 Issue

Great Values

Cover Story

250 Great Values - These wines deliver quality, affordability & diversity of flavors
250 Great Values: Top Values for $20 or Less
250 Great Values: Outstanding Values From Around the World


Caring for Chianti - Marco Pallanti and Lorenza Sebasti have grown love, family and great wine on a hilltop in Tuscany

Tasting Reports

Excellence From Tuscany - With three outstanding vintages on the horizon, Italy's most popular wine region looks to a bright future
Tuscany Alphabetical Listing


Mediterranean Beauty - No longer hidden but still a gem, Positano is an Italian destination to be savored


Have Goats Will Roam - Charles Back is the force behind South Africa's most intriguing wines
Trailblazers of the Santa Cruz Mountains - Vintners just over the hill from Silicon Valley go their own way, but strive for recognition



Tastes: Two Italian Champions


This Issue/Marvin R. Shanken

This Issue: Where Are the Values?


Optimism Running High in California for '07 Harvest - Mild weather keeps producers hoping for great wine quality
Vote in Wine Spectator's Video Contest
Immigration Rules May Cause Higher Wine Prices
Wine & Health: Red Wine May Help Protect the Brain, Study Finds
Vineyards Planted on California's Catalina Island
U.S. Government Puts Hold on Approving New Appellations
Illinois Direct-Shipping Bill Passes To Cheers—and Jeers


Tastes: IN THE KITCHEN with Sam Gugino: Stuff It
Tastes: New York Hot Spot: The Monday Room
Tastes: Sipping Vinegar


Hedging Your Bets
Seeking Closure
Judgment of Florence


Water Into Wine - On Long Island, an old well becomes a new cellar
Great Wines in Nashville
Sun Valley Center Wine Auction Slashes Old Record
Your Wine Is in the Caddy

Wine Talk

Wine Talk: Des McAnuff

The Buying Guide

The Buying Guide for this issue is available here.

VIDEO CONTEST: VOTE NOW!  Help choose the winner of Wine Spectator's first annual wine video contest. Our editors have narrowed down the best entries to five finalists. We'll unveil one each day, from Sept. 24-28, for you to rate. The winner will receive tickets to the Wine Experience.

VIDEOS  Wine Spectator Online now features more than 150 videos! Watch the latest clips:

NEW YORK WINE EXPERIENCE  Can't join us for this year's great lineup of tastings and seminars? Our full event coverage will bring the world's best winemakers and chefs to you with photos, videos and articles.

HALLOWEEN  Celebrate the holiday the adult way—with sweet wines and sophisticated desserts.

HARVEST REPORTS  Get the latest regional news reports and hear about the 2007 crop straight from West Coast winemakers as the grapes come in.

VALUE-WINE FINDER  Browse our exclusive lists of the world's top wine values and top value producers. We've added new categories —rosés, Spanish whites and California Syrahs for $30 or less —and are taking your suggestions for more.

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