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2009 Bordeaux
Jun 30, 2010

2009 Bordeaux

The 2009 Bordeaux vintage may be the best vintage in years.

FREE Wine Charts:

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

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

Cover Stories

Bordeaux Triumphs Again

Bordeaux Triumphs Again

The 10,000 people who descended on Bordeaux this spring to taste barrel samples of the region's …
Jun 30, 2010
New Wave Chais

New Wave Chais

Visitors to Bordeaux are as likely to see hard hats and cranes as vines and châteaus these days. …
Jun 30, 2010

Tasting Reports

Zinfandel Delight

Zinfandel Delight

2007 is a rock-star vintage for Zinfandel. Whether you like your Zins ripe and full-bore or sleek …
Jun 30, 2010
Zinfandel Shopping Guide

Zinfandel Shopping Guide

Many of the top Zinfandels are well-priced for California reds, and values abound. This guide …
Jun 30, 2010

Features

Uniquely Californian

Uniquely Californian

It's early October, just after dawn, and Carlisle winemaker Mike Officer watches as his picking …
Jun 30, 2010
Sea Change

Sea Change

Though cattle and poultry have been domesticated for centuries, awareness of farmed seafood is …
Jun 30, 2010
Savoring the Past

Savoring the Past

Every neighborhood in Paris is rich in history and charm, and a brief visit raises difficult …
Jun 30, 2010

Grapevine

Haves and Have-Nots in Bordeaux Vineyards

Haves and Have-Nots in Bordeaux Vineyards

Bordeaux is home to fabulous châteaus, but most of its average annual production of 800 million …
Jun 30, 2010
Bill Threatens Wine Direct Shipping

Bill Threatens Wine Direct Shipping

The battle over whether consumers can order wine directly from wineries is moving to the halls of …
Jun 30, 2010
Older Isn’t Always Better

Older Isn’t Always Better

As with beef, wine and wisdom, aging is thought to create better cheese. But while they might not …
Jun 30, 2010
Cellars 101: Getting Organized

Cellars 101: Getting Organized

Theatrical restaurant wine cellars have inspired many a home version. Beyond the design, however, …
Jun 30, 2010
TV Mogul Gary Newman Stays Tuned for Wine

TV Mogul Gary Newman Stays Tuned for Wine

As chairman of 20th Century Fox Television, Gary Newman oversees some of the most buzz-worthy TV …
Jun 30, 2010
A Sommelier’s Expert Tips

A Sommelier’s Expert Tips

Steak and wine-easy, right? Just match a big Cabernet and you're done. But at Rothmann's Steakhouse …
Jun 30, 2010
Savvy Shopper

Savvy Shopper

Old World. Spain, to be exact. These four reds are based on Tempranillo, with the Abadia Retuerta …
Jun 30, 2010
The New Gins

The New Gins

One of the happiest consequences of the recent return of cocktail culture is the rebirth of gin. …
Jun 30, 2010

Departments

Pissaladière Chef Andy d’Amico, Nice Matin, New York

Pissaladière Chef Andy d’Amico, Nice Matin, New York

D'Amico and partner Simon Oren have several restaurants, and while Nice Matin does serve a …
Jun 30, 2010
Tells Us More, Not Less

Tells Us More, Not Less

Matt Kramer is right. We need more information about the wines we drink, not less. What we're …
Jun 30, 2010
Letters

Letters

Jun 30, 2010
Bordeaux Does It Again

Bordeaux Does It Again

For the fourth time this decade, Bordeaux has hit a home run. According to European bureau chief …
Jun 30, 2010

The Buying Guide

The Buying Guide for this issue is available here.

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  • Meet Manfred Krankl: Join Sine Qua Non's owner and winemaker-known for his collectible, quirky California Syrahs-in the Eleven Confessions Vineyard, where he reveals why Grenache is the red grape closest to his heart. Also in this series, learn how he's been beguiled by a Rhône white, and what he thinks about in his barrel room.
  • Video Worksheets: Get more out of each video by completing our new worksheets that highlight key facts.

    FATHER'S DAY Treat dad to a special summer meal: a clambake! We've got recipes, plus a diverse list of wines to match.

    MAPS OF MAJOR WINE REGIONS Look at almost any wine's label and you'll find an indication of its origin. That's because wines are shaped by the places they come from. Our new online collection of Wine Spectator illustrated maps covers the whole world of wine. Let them be your guide to a deeper understanding of the wines you enjoy.


SUMMER WINES Find crisp whites and fresh rosés to complement your warm-weather meals. Our Top Values tool will point you to the best deals among all whites and rosés for $20 or less, or browse by region. Plus, keep tabs on hot new releases with our editors' Tasting Highlights-quick lists of wines that stood out in their blind tastings.

JOIN THE DEBATE This year has brought up hot topics, like a proposed legislation that could curtail wineries' direct shipments to consumers, and lawsuits alleging fraud in the world of collectible wines. Add your voice to the discourse in our comments section, open only to members to ensure high-quality discussion.

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