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In the Sept. 30, 2009 Issue

Julia Child's Legacy

Cover Story

Celebrating Julia Child’s Life and Legacy - Julia Child brought French cuisine and wine into the living rooms of America. This tribute looks back at her accomplishments, offering profiles of seven people whose lives she touched, along with recipes inspired by her tastes and matched with wines
America’s First Lady of Food - How Julia Child went from home cook to cookbook author to national treasure
Remembering the French Chef - We talk with Jacques Pépin, Emeril Lagasse, Thomas Keller and others to find out how Child affected their lives

WineSpectator.com: BONUS VIDEO: Julia Child, who fell in love with French cuisine and wine while living in Paris, changed the way American cooks and eats. Here, some of her favorite chefs and collaborators share their best Julia stories—and impersonations! Some of the people you'll meet are Emeril Lagasse, Jacques Pepin, Thomas Keller, Judith Jones, Lydia Shire and Julie Powell, who wrote Julie and Julia, the basis for the movie released in August.

Cooking With Julia Child - Four recipes inspired by the French Chef

WineSpectator.com: BONUS VIDEO: Chefs Emeril Lagasse and Thomas Keller each contribute their own versions of classic French recipes: Coq au Vin and Boeuf Bourgignonne. Then Wine Spectator's Bruce Sanderson and Owen Dugan pick their favorite wine pairings, based on Julia's recommendations. Learn which wine works best—and why. Bon appétit!

Julia, Food and Wine


Tasting Reports

Riding High - Just when you think California Pinot Noir can’t get any better, it does—the breadth and depth of quality in 2007 is unparalleled
FREE: California Pinot Noir Alphabetical Listing
White Burgundy’s Twin Delights - There are plenty of delicious choices among the two outstanding vintages most recently released, 2006 and 2007
FREE: White Burgundy Alphabetical Listing

WineSpectator.com: BONUS VIDEO: Tasting director Bruce Sanderson explains where Chardonnay grows best in Burgundy and the different styles in each appellation. Then join him as he compares whites from Chablis and the Côte de Beaune.


Smooth Operator - Real estate developer and hotelier André Balazs adds wine to his portfolio
Photo Finish - Celebrity photographer Greg Gorman sets his sights on the wine industry



Business - Constellation restructures

WineSpectator.com: Keep up with breaking news as well as the people, places and happenings that wine lovers are talking about.


Grading President Obama on Organic Wine and Agriculture
Health Briefs
Napa Wineries Confront a Solar-Powered Crime Wave

Savvy Shopper

Savvy Shopper - Value-priced Rhônes, diverse whites and global reds


Cheese - Homemade gougères


Coffee - Barista showdown

Things We Like

The Grind
Buenos Aires Hot Spot: Fervor Brasas de Campo y Mar
Italian Salsa Verde

Wine Auctions

Wine Auctions - Wine Spectator Auction Index and analysis

WineSpectator.com: Keep tabs on the auction market. Website members can check our Auction Price Database, which tracks prices for more than 12,000 collectible wines, and the latest auction results. Also available is a free calendar of upcoming auctions.


This Issue/Marvin R. Shanken

This Issue




James Laube - The perfect wineglass

WineSpectator.com: In recent blog posts, James Laube divulges his early take on 2006 California Cabernets, compares wine styles to fashion, and recalls a celebrity wine interview that was a bust. Join the conversation with other members.

Matt Kramer - Australia’s turning point

Wine Talk

Wine Talk - CNN Washington bureau chief David Bohrman

The Buying Guide

The Buying Guide for this issue is available here.

RECIPE SEARCH Inspired to try some new dishes? 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 our 2009 Restaurant Wine List Award winners. In our Restaurant Search, you can hand out stars and comment on places you've dined.

MY LIBRARY Save all your favorite online content to your own personalized page-recipes, restaurants, articles from our archives, quiz scores, even your top criteria for wine ratings searches.

LABOR DAY WEEKEND Get a great grilled-steak recipe, plus easy, wine-friendly accompaniments from the chef of New York's Strip House.

CHEF TALK Meet the people behind some of the country's top restaurants, and learn about their favorite food-and-wine pairings.

HARVEST REPORTS Once crush gets under way, we'll be providing updates on expected quality from the Northern Hemisphere's top wine regions.

2009 VIDEO CONTEST Creative with a video camera? You have until Aug. 31, 2009, to submit your original wine video to Wine Spectator's third annual video contest. The finalists will be posted on WineSpectator.com on Sept. 14, and you can vote for your favorite. The winner and honorable mentions will be revealed on Sept. 22.

NEW ON WINE SPECTATOR VIDEO Tune in each week for a new video. Recent additions include:

  • Zin and the Grill Editor at large Harvey Steiman fires up his grill to see how well Zinfandel pairs with chicken, lamb and veggies.

  • Sowing New Oats What do you do after founding and selling Rosemount, one of Australia's most recognized wineries? Father-and-son team Bob and Sandy Oatley decide to reimagine Australian wine.

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