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In the Jan. 31 - Feb. 28, 2009 Issue

Editor's Picks

Cover Story

A Worldwide Search for Values: Top Values
A Worldwide Search for Values - Our review of 2008 and preview of 2009 cover wine regions around the globe
A Worldwide Search for Values: California
A Worldwide Search for Values: France
A Worldwide Search for Values: Italy
A Worldwide Search for Values: Around the World
A Worldwide Search for Values: Pull-Out Vintage Card


2008 Article Index

This Issue/Marvin R. Shanken

This Issue: Searching the World for Values




2008 Vintage Report Card
DRC to Make Red Wines From the Hill of Corton
Experts Question Study of Wine's Heavy Metal Hazard
Sonoma Icon Sebastiani Sold for Reported $47 Million


Tastes: Braised Short Ribs and French Reds
Tastes: New Orleans Hot Spots: Big Easy Dining
Tastes: Valentine's Day Done Right

Savvy Shopper

The Savvy Shopper - Great Values From Around the World


Our Survival Kit
Try a Little Tenderness
Proof in the Decanter
Chocolate and Wine


Piedmont's 1998 Reds Exceed Expectations - Barolos and Barbarescos offer top quality at reasonable prices
Lagasse Event Raises $1.7 Million
Steep Correction in Wine Auctions Spells Buyer's Market

Wine Talk

Wine Talk: K.D. Lang

The Buying Guide

The Buying Guide for this issue is available here.

EASY-TO-FIND WINES:  Don't have time to hunt down the right wine? Browse our new lists of high quality, inexpensive wines that are made in large quantities—so you're likely to find them at your local store. The lists are frequently updated, so check back often.

WINE SPECTATOR MOBILE:  For those who need wine-buying information on the go, our new mobile site for Internet-enabled smartphones, PDAs and other devices can be accessed at mobile.winespectator.com. Search more than 206,000 reviews, consult our vintage charts or check your shopping lists and current cellar inventory on your Personal Wine List.

2008 VINTAGE REPORT CARD:  With the newest wines now aging in winery cellars, Wine Spectator's editors provide an early look at potential quality in key regions across the Northern Hemisphere and give each a preliminary grade.

SUPER BOWL SNACKS:  No matter who you're rooting for, host a winning Super Bowl party with wine picks that go with game-day fare.

VALENTINE'S DAY:  Oysters and the wines that pair best with them make for a romantic dinner. And coming soon, luscious sweets and more sensational wines to make your sweetheart's night special.

NEW ON WINE SPECTATOR VIDEO:  Tune in each week for a new video. Here are a couple of highlights:

EDITORS' WINE CHALLENGE:  Put your wine knowledge to the test against our senior editors, who are creating the questions for our latest biweekly wine quizzes.

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