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In the Dec. 31, 2007 Issue

The 2007 Top 100

Cover Story

The Top 100: Profiles of Wines Nos. 2 to 100
The Top 100 - Our Annual Roundup of the Year's Most Exciting Wines
The Top 100: Wine of the Year
The Top 100: Highest-Scoring Releases of 2007
The Top 100: Great Values of 2007 - Outstanding wines for $15 or less
The Top 100: Wines of the Year 1986-2006
The Top 100: 10 Years of Top 10s
The Top 100: The 2007 Top 100 by Region and Variety
The Top 100: Wine Spectator's Top 100 at a Glance


Tasting Reports

Oregon's Balancing Act - Delicacy and refinement characterize the best wines, with Pinot Noir the leader
American Sparklers - Rising quality makes homegrown bubblies a well-priced alternative to Champagne
Champagne Riding High - Despite price increases and tight supply, demand has never been stronger


Manhattan by the Glass - 10 New York City wine bars that deliver delicious diversity and good company
Southern Comfort - Two resort restaurants exhibit the charm and bounty of the American South


The 2007 New York Wine Experience - For the sheer pleasure of wine Wine Spectator's annual event returns to New York and brings the wine world with it
The 2007 New York Wine Experience: The Revelations of Blind Tastings
The 2007 New York Wine Experience: Tasting the Top 10 of 2006
The 2007 New York Wine Experience: Four Chefs: Back in Top Form
The 2007 New York Wine Experience: California Chardonnay for Skeptics
The 2007 New York Wine Experience: M. Chapoutier: Translating Terroir
The 2007 New York Wine Experience: Wines of the Heart
The 2007 New York Wine Experience: Italy's 1997s Pass the Test of Time


Critical Reading - The best new books of the year for any wine lover's library



Tastes: Coffee: The Fine Art of Blending


This Issue/Marvin R. Shanken

This Issue: Another Year, Another 15,000 Wines


Bubbly Sales Boom All Year Round - Americans discover that sparkling wine isn't solely for celebrations
Lawsuit Alleges $340,000 of Rare Wine Is Fake
Wine & Health: Moderate Alcohol Consumption May Improve Memory
Wine Deals Now Searchable on WineSpectator.com
Southern California Wildfires Affect Small Wineries

Dining Out

Dining Out: San Francisco: Spruce, Bacar


Tastes: IN THE KITCHEN with Sam Gugino: Toasting Food With Sparkling Wine
Tastes: Captain's Catch
Tastes: You've Tried The Wine ...
Tastes: Does Shape Matter?


This Year's Highs and Sighs
My Wines of the Year
The Power of the Label


Lucky Sevens for Vintage Port - 1977 is at its peak, and a soft market means bargains
Sonoma Paradiso Wins Big for the Local Community
Wine Auction Goes to the Dogs

Wine Talk

Wine Talk: Nick Rhodes

The Buying Guide

The Buying Guide for this issue is available here.

NEW! SPECTATOR TRADING POST:  Not sure what to give this holiday season? Get special wine offers, including great values and hard-to-find collectibles, from a select group of premier retailers through our Web site. Retailers' offers change frequently, so check in often for the best deals.

2006 RHÔNE CELLAR NOTES:  Senior editor James Molesworth recently visited the Northern Rhône to bring you the scoop on upcoming wines from the region. Read his analysis of the 2006 vintage and his blogs on visits to the top domaines and rising stars.

HOLIDAY TRAVEL:  Going somewhere fun over the winter break? No matter where you're headed, we've got recommendations for you:

  • Our Hotel Search contains reviews and photos of great places to stay in wine-and-food destinations.
  • Our recently revamped Winery Search helps you plan tasting visits, with interactive maps and information on hours of operation and tasting fees.

HOLIDAY ENTERTAINING:  Whether you're hosting friends or family, we'll help you pull off a great party with crowd-pleasing recipes and wine suggestions that won't bust your budget, including festive sparkling wines.

VIDEOS:  We now have more than 175 videos, including ones on:

  • Champagne and food:  Senior editor Bruce Sanderson shares a perfect pairing with Krug, one of his favorite Champagnes.
  • Top 10 of 2007: Hear from the senior editors about what makes each of these wines so special.
  • Wine Experience: Relive this year's event with editors' video blogs and our seminar highlights, from the Grand Tastings to the Top 10 tasting.

TAKE THE CHALLENGE  We're putting your wine knowledge to the test with our fun, new biweekly wine quiz. See how you do against other readers.

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