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Sep 30, 2013

Italy

The popularity and quality of Italian food in the United States has never been greater, and Americans' understanding of the cuisine continues to grow. In this issue, we explore the dishes and wines of six Italian regions and show you how to bring them home. Watch our video preview of the issue.

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Cover Stories

Italy in America

Italy in America

The United States is distinguished by the diversity of culinary options it offers adventurous …
Sep 30, 2013
Enticing Emilia-Romagna

Enticing Emilia-Romagna

Chef Dena Marino, of Miami's MC Kitchen, shares her Emiglia-Romagna recipe for Prosciutto Piadina—a …
Sep 30, 2013
Updated Southern Italian

Updated Southern Italian

Chef Michael White, of New York City's Marea, shares his updated Southern Italian recipe for …
Sep 30, 2013
Sicilian Renaissance

Sicilian Renaissance

Chef Celestino Drago, of L.A.'s Drago Centro, shares his Sicilian-inspired recipe for Rigatoni Alla …
Sep 30, 2013
Mediterranean Tuscany

Mediterranean Tuscany

Chef Ken Vedrinski, of Coda del Pesce in Isle of Palms, S.C., shares his Mediterranean Cacciucco—a …
Sep 30, 2013
High Northern Italian

High Northern Italian

Chef Jonathan Benno, of New York City's Lincoln Ristorante, shares his Northern Italian recipe for …
Sep 30, 2013
A Classic Dessert, Reinvented

A Classic Dessert, Reinvented

Chef Matthew Accarrino, of San Francisco's SPQR, shares his reinvented recipe for Chocolate Bread …
Sep 30, 2013
Italian Pantry

Italian Pantry

The hallmark of Italian cuisine is the use of high quality ingredients, such as Parmigiano-Reggiano…
Sep 30, 2013

Tasting Reports

Burgundy’s Vibrant 2010 Whites

Burgundy’s Vibrant 2010 Whites

Vignerons in Burgundy faced several challenges in the 2010 growing season, but in the end, the crop …
Sep 30, 2013
White Burgundies Alphabetical Listing

White Burgundies Alphabetical Listing

Wine Spectator 's alphabetical listing of white Burgundy.
Sep 30, 2013

Features

Klein Constantia Wakes Up

Klein Constantia Wakes Up

Most wine regions have deep roots in history, and the fortunate ones can boast at least one iconic …
Sep 30, 2013
The New Portland

The New Portland

The culinary scene in Portland, Ore., is undergoing a revolution, with dozens of new restaurants …
Sep 30, 2013

Grapevine

Have Your Cake

Have Your Cake

The simple premise of cheesecake—a creamy cake made with soft cheese and baked in a pastry or …
Sep 30, 2013
Wally's Expands Into New York Auctions

Wally's Expands Into New York Auctions

The national wine auction market is about to get more competitive. A new team at Wally's Wine …
Sep 30, 2013
Destin Charity Wine Auction Continues to Boost Live Bids

Destin Charity Wine Auction Continues to Boost Live Bids

A relative newcomer to the benefit auction circuit, the Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation …
Sep 30, 2013
Port House Mergers May Spike Prices

Port House Mergers May Spike Prices

Vintage Port, the most prized category of Portugal's famed fortified wines, promises stellar …
Sep 30, 2013
Kosta Browne Buys Its First Vineyard

Kosta Browne Buys Its First Vineyard

Pinot Noir specialist Kosta Browne purchased its first vineyard, a 20-acre block of the Keefer …
Sep 30, 2013
From Velo to Vino

From Velo to Vino

Bicyclist Francesco Moser won the World Cycling Championship in 1977, the Paris-Roubaix three years …
Sep 30, 2013
Downton Abbey's New Spinoff: Its Own Wine Label

Downton Abbey's New Spinoff: Its Own Wine Label

You need not worry anymore whether the Dowager Countess of Downton Abbey would approve of your …
Sep 30, 2013
Spanish Reds, French Whites and Washington Syrah

Spanish Reds, French Whites and Washington Syrah

Wine Spectator 's Bruce Sanderson recommends standout bottlings of Italian reds and whites, …
Sep 30, 2013
Rye Renaissance

Rye Renaissance

If we were astonished a decade ago when rye whiskey was suddenly rediscovered by young mixologists, …
Sep 30, 2013
At Home With Anita Lo

At Home With Anita Lo

Although the commute from Anita Lo's apartment to her award-winning restaurant, Annisa, in New …
Sep 30, 2013
French Wine Origins Uncovered

French Wine Origins Uncovered

The roots of all of French wine culture may lie in a simple stone press, according to new scientifi…
Sep 30, 2013
Burgundy's Robert Drouhin Named Distinguished Service Award Winner

Burgundy's Robert Drouhin Named Distinguished Service Award Winner

Robert Drouhin is the recipient of Wine Spectator 's Distinguished Service Award (DSA) for 2013. …
Sep 30, 2013
In Memoriam: Peter Lehmann, “Baron of Barossa,” Dies

In Memoriam: Peter Lehmann, “Baron of Barossa,” Dies

Wine Spectator is sad to report Peter Lehmann, known as "The Baron of Barossa," died in Adelaide, …
Sep 30, 2013

Departments

Roasted King Salmon With Chardonnay

Roasted King Salmon With Chardonnay

Chef Michael LaScola of American Seasons in Nantucket, Mass. shares his recipe for roasted king …
Sep 30, 2013
The Great Bottle Test

The Great Bottle Test

Wine Spectator 's James Laube discusses how to identify a great bottle of wine.
Sep 30, 2013
What Becomes Legend

What Becomes Legend

Matt Kramer discusses what makes a legendary winery in his Wine Spectator column.
Sep 30, 2013
Feedback

Feedback

Wine Spectator readers write in about case production, Portuguese values, "indigenous" wine, and a …
Sep 30, 2013
Italian Food, American Creativity

Italian Food, American Creativity

Wine Spectator Editor and Publisher Marvin R. Shanken discusses the exciting new wave of Italian …
Sep 30, 2013

The Buying Guide

The Buying Guide for this issue is available here.

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