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In the Sept. 30, 2008 Issue

The World of Cheese

Cover Story

The World of Cheese: Coming of Age - An increasingly sophisticated American palate is hungry for fine cheese
The World of Cheese: 100 Great Cheeses
The World of Cheese: Surefire Matches - Four distinctive cheese trays to showcase your favorite bottles


Tasting Reports

A Pause for Pinot: New Faces in California Pinot Noir
A Pause for Pinot - A challenging 2006 slows the run of excellent vintages for California Pinot Noir
Burgundy's Triple Crown - 2006 makes it three excellent vintages for whites in a row


The Quiet Men of Chablis - The Raveneau brothers let their wine speak for them



Tastes: IN THE KITCHEN with Sam Gugino: Say Cheese Plate


Tastes: Coffee: Back to the Grind





Château Cos-d'Estournel Buys Chateau Montelena - Bordeaux second-growth will take the reins of historic Napa winery
Wildfire Smoke Descends on California Vineyards
Wine & Health: Red-Wine Chemical May Help Fight Ravages of Age
2007 Bordeaux Futures Attract Little Interest
Brunello Certified for Export to the United States


Beaujolais Land Rush - Burgundy wine houses have big plans to build up their southern neighbor

Dining Out

Dining Out: Los Angeles: Craft, Citrus - Celebrity chefs invade L.A.


Tastes: Shatterproof
Tastes: The Rabbit 2.0

Savvy Shopper

The Savvy Shopper: The Hunt for Values: Albariño to Zinfandel


Robin Hood Winemaking
The 21st-Century Wine Cellar
Pizza Diplomacy
A New Wave in Châteauneuf-du-Pape
This Issue: Wine and Cheese


Blockbuster Bordeaux - As the '82s dominate at auction, Lafite looks like the biggest prize 
Winemasters Battles Record Heat With Record Bidding
Jackson Hole Charity Auction Wins Big With Impressive Lots

Wine Talk

Wine Talk: Dinner for Pope Benedict XVI

The Buying Guide

The Buying Guide for this issue is available here.

ENCYCLOPEDIA OF FOOD:  Learn how to select, store, prepare and enjoy everything from poultry to produce and beyond. Our searchable reference guide comes with expert tips and wine-matching advice.

RECIPE SEARCH:  Inspired to try some new dishes that incorporate cheese? Find hundreds of delicious recipes on our Web site, searchable by ingredient, food type and matching wine type.

RESTAURANT RATINGS:  Let us know what you think about the award winners in our 2008 Dining Guide. Our Restaurant Search ratings system lets you hand out stars and comment on places where you've dined.

RESTAURANT SEARCH:  Our complete 2008 Dining Guide, with more than 4,000 award-winning restaurants, is searchable in our free online database—now with photos and more information.

VIDEOS:  We have hundreds of free videos that are available for viewing on our Web site. Recent ones include:

  • Shopping for Cheese:  Join Wine Spectator on an expedition to the cheese shop, to learn all about shopping, serving and storing your favorite cheeses.
  • Burgundy Field Trip:  Bruce Sanderson recently spent a week in one of his favorite wine regions, Burgundy. There he visited the village of Vosne-Romanée, which is home to six grand cru vineyards, each of which makes delicious, but distinctly different Pinot Noirs. Take a tour and learn why.
  • Great Wine Service:  At any restaurant, wine service can make or break the dining experience. Get the inside scoop on the key aspects of wine service from top sommeliers and wine directors.
  • Summer Idyll:  On a warm afternoon, there's nothing like sitting outside and sipping a crisp, refreshing wine. Join senior editor James Suckling in his Tuscan garden as he describes some of his favorite Italian whites.

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