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In the Sept. 30, 2018 Issue

Las Vegas

Las Vegas knows the odds and is never far behind the trends. Its new restaurants favor less-formal experiences but make no compromise on culinary standards, reflecting what's happening in food-loving cities across America.

White Burgundy: A free chart offers an alphabetical list of all White Burgundy wines reviewed for the tasting report in this issue.

Cover Story

Winning Tables - A new wave of casual restaurants from star chefs and talented newcomers is adding dimension to the Vegas dining scene. And with 73 of the city's restaurants holding Wine Spectator awards for their wine lists, drinking well is a sure bet
Best of the New - An insider's guide to Sin City's hottest new tables for dinner, lunch and late night
Top Wine Programs - A complete list of Wine Spectator award winners in Las Vegas and vicinity


Tasting Reports

Burgundy Spectrum - White Burgundy lovers have the best of both worlds as the charming and approachable 2016s and the powerful, ageworthy 2015s hit the market
FREE: White Burgundy Alphabetical Listing

WineSpectator.com: More than 500 wines were reviewed for this report. A free alphabetical list is available. WineSpectator.com members can access complete reviews for all the wines tasted using the online Wine Ratings Search.

WineSpectator.com: 2016 Red Burgundy Cellar Notes Online members: Get barrel tasting scores for more than 150 wines


Fired Up - Los Angeles chef and grill master Josiah Citrin provides a four-course menu ideal for an outdoor dinner party


Charity Wine Events Raise Millions
Heart's Delight Auction Raises $1.5 Million
Culinary Evening with the California Winemasters Raises $1.7 Million


Bill Foley - The billionaire businessman and wine entrepreneur brought the Golden Knights hockey team to Las Vegas—and to the Stanley Cup Final
Bill Foley's Wine Empire



Future Wine Stars
California Tasting Beats Shifting at Wine Spectator - Kim Marcus and James Molesworth assume new tasting beats


NBA Star Dwyane Wade - The basketball star makes reds and rosés in partnership with Napa's Pahlmeyer family

The Environment

Proposed Conservation Measure Voted Down in Napa

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

Savvy Shopper

Global Whites, Italian Values and Gems from Spain


Blackberry Farm


Tea: The Allure of Ceylon - Sri Lanka’s Lumbini produces beguiling black teas between the ocean and the rainforest


Las Vegas: Things to do off the Strip

WineSpectator.com: The World's Best Restaurants For Wine: Find more than 3,700 Wine Spectator Restaurant Award winners.

Cellars / Collections

Director Lev Spiro - Bordeaux classics star in the cellar of film and TV director Lev Spiro


This Issue/Marvin R. Shanken

This Issue - Marvin R. Shanken




James Laube - Road trip

WineSpectator.com: What's On Our Minds? Check out our senior editors' blogs for discussions of hot-button issues in the wine industry, winemaker conversations, musings and more.

Harvey Steiman - The Vegas wine scene

A Perfect Match

Pesto Fettuccine with Grechetto

The Buying Guide

The Buying Guide for this issue is available here.

LABOR DAY ENTERTAINING Throwing a party? We recruit leading chefs and cookbook authors to share some of their favorite crowd-pleasing recipes so you can spend more time with your guests. Plus, Wine Spectator editors pick well-priced, highly rated wines to enjoy over the long weekend without straining your wallet.

SIPS & TIPS NEWSLETTER Get new recipes delivered to your inbox, along with great value wines, travel ideas and helpful tips to boost your food and wine knowledge. Sign up for our free weekly email.

WINE SPECTATOR VIDEO Watch all our great wine tips, winemaker interviews and tastings on your desktop, laptop, tablet or phone. Tune in each week for a new mobile-friendly video. Don't miss these clips:

  • Wine Star: Victor Urrutia Cune's CEO leads a tasting of Rioja's Imperial Gran Reserva 1976 at the New York Wine Experience.
  • A Perfect Match: Pesto Fettuccine With Grechetto Find out more about this intriguing pairing—and get the recipe from chef Michael Fiorelli of Love & Salt in Los Angeles.

RESTAURANTS.WINESPECTATOR.COM Have you visited our Restaurant Awards site? Our free online Restaurant Search has been upgraded so you can easily find the more than 3,700 2018 award winners, with maps. Or look for the perfect dining spots in any location according to their wine strengths, cuisine type, pricing and more. Plus, find all our dining articles in one convenient location—restaurant guides, sommelier and chef interviews, news and tributes to the 2018 Grand Award winners.

ADVANCE RATINGS NEWSLETTERS Get the early scoop on the best values and hottest collectibles from our editors' latest tastings.

  • Insider: Weekly reviews of highly rated wines to seek out before they sell out.
  • Advance: Sneak peeks at the top picks from upcoming issues of the magazine.

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