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In the June 30, 2008 Issue

Pizza & Wine

Cover Story

Pizza in America - Chefs lift the humble pie to star status
Pizza in America: Destination Pizza
Pizza in America: Pizza and Wine, Keep It Simple
Pizza in America: Value Reds to Serve with Pizza


Israel's Moment In the Sun - Red-wine quality surges as a new generation takes charge

Tasting Reports

California Zinfandel Strikes a Balance - 2006 delivers fruity and elegant reds ready to drink now
FREE: California Zinfandel Alphabetical Listing
2007 Bordeaux's Modest Quality - In a difficult vintage for most Left Bank and Right Bank reds, Pessac-Léognan, Sauternes and dry whites shine
California's New Cool Whites - Viognier, Pinot Gris and Roussanne fill the ranks of fruity sippers for summery days
FREE: California Whites Alphabetical Listing


Northern Israel's Mediterranean Soul - The Galilee offers distinctive cuisines and wineries to explore


Wine by the Numbers - With eight wineries in Bordeaux and California, Stephen Adams keeps his eye on the bottom line



Tastes: Chic Chocolate


Tastes: Coffee: A Life in Coffee


This Issue/Marvin R. Shanken

This Issue: Everyone Loves Pizza


Science Tries to Harness Red-Wine Compound's Power - Resveratrol may make cancer cells more receptive to chemotherapy treatment
Northern California Vineyards Hit by Frost
Argiano Declassifies Its Brunello
Top Burgundy Winery Buys Vineyards in Puligny-Montrachet

Dining Out

Dining Out: San Francisco: Epic Roasthouse, Waterbar


Tastes: IN THE KITCHEN with Sam Gugino: No Cooking? No Sweat
Tastes: Grill Big
Tastes: Mendoza, Argentina Hot Spot: Bistro M


Gallo: Back to Basics
The Critical Half-Inch


Something Old, Something New
Spring Auctions Show Considerable Bounce - Sales Up 25 percent over 2007 as foreign collectors snatch up large-format bottles

Wine Talk

Wine Talk: Julio Iglesias

The Buying Guide

The Buying Guide for this issue is available here.

2008 VIDEO CONTEST:  Creative with a video camera? Submit your wine videos to Wine Spectator's second annual video contest and you could win great prizes. We are looking for short, original videos that are educational and entertaining. Our editors will select the best entries, and the finalists will be posted on WineSpectator.com, where viewers will vote to choose the winner. The deadline for entering is Aug. 18, 2008. Here are the complete rules and technical information, and last year's finalists.

VIDEOS:  We now have hundreds of videos on our Web site:

  • 2007 Bordeaux Barrels:  Get an early look at the region's newest wines as senior editor James Suckling evaluates key barrel samples and shares his opinions.
  • Israeli Wines Come of Age:   Find out how Israeli wines have evolved from wines for religious holidays to wines worth drinking for their character. Managing editor Kim Marcus shares his discoveries from a recent visit to Israel's top wine regions.

FATHER'S DAY  Spoil dad with flavorful recipes and great wine matches that show him he's raised you with good taste. Or, take him out for a special meal at a restaurant with an award-winning wine list.

  • Bonus Video  Join a pair of dads, James Suckling and Piero Antinori, as they discuss the new generation of Antinori with Piero's three daughters, Albiera, Allegra and Alessia.

SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE HARVEST REPORT  Get an early look at the 2008 vintage in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and South America.

WINE CHALLENGE:  We're putting your wine knowledge to the test with our fun, biweekly quiz. See how you do compared with our other readers.

VALUE WINE FINDER:  Browse our exclusive lists of the world's top wine values and top value producers. Find outstanding reds, whites and sweet wines for $30 and less, in regions from Alsace to Washington.

VINTAGE CHARTS:  We have more than 35 charts that are updated regularly with the latest vintages and our editors' scores and drinkability recommendations. You can also print out handy, wallet-size charts to bring to the store.

TRADING POST:  Get special wine offers—from great values to hard-to-find collectibles—from a select group of retailers. Offers for our members change frequently, so check in often for the best deals.

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