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Jun 15, 2011

Napa: A City Reborn

For decades, Napa Valley has epitomized wine country, but the town of Napa is only now coming into its own. In this special travel package, find out where to eat, drink and sleep in downtown Napa, and then take a tour through five days of the best the valley has to offer for visitors to wineries and restaurants.

FREE Wine Charts:

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

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

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

Cover Stories

Day Trip: Napa for Newcomers

Day Trip: Napa for Newcomers

Napa is a huge playground for wine and food lovers, and the array of options will seem overwhelming …
Jun 15, 2011
Day Trip: Architectural Tour

Day Trip: Architectural Tour

A simple drive up and down the valley reveals some of Napa's many architectural highlights. These …
Jun 15, 2011
Napa Reborn

Napa Reborn

Jun 15, 2011

Features

Auction Evolution

Auction Evolution

Just less than three years after economic turmoil caused the world wine auction market to stumble, …
Jun 15, 2011

Grapevine

Almost Instant

Almost Instant

In the past few years, single-cup coffee makers have become increasingly popular, not only in …
Jun 15, 2011
Sonoma Vintner Jess Jackson Dies

Sonoma Vintner Jess Jackson Dies

Jess Jackson, who built a wine empire around Kendall-Jackson Vintner's Reserve Chardonnay and …
Jun 15, 2011
Schild Doubles Down on Top Shiraz

Schild Doubles Down on Top Shiraz

Faced with strong demand for a highly rated wine, an Australian winery simply created more of it. …
Jun 15, 2011
Summer Sippers, French Blends and New World Varietals

Summer Sippers, French Blends and New World Varietals

Wine Spectator 's Bruce Sanderson brings you some white wines that are the perfect quaff for a warm …
Jun 15, 2011
Luke Palladino at Home

Luke Palladino at Home

In the 10 years he has lived in his homey brick house on a cul-de-sac in Gallway, N.J., Luke …
Jun 15, 2011

Departments

Roasted Halibut With Chardonnay

Roasted Halibut With Chardonnay

Chef Richard Vellante of Legal Sea Foods in Boston provides this recipe for Roasted Halibut in an …
Jun 15, 2011
Napa’s Bust and Boom

Napa’s Bust and Boom

Unlike Napa Valley's three more prominent tourist destinations—Yountville, St. Helena and Calistoga…
Jun 15, 2011
Letters

Letters

Jun 15, 2011

The Buying Guide

The Buying Guide for this issue is available here.

2010 BORDEAUX BARREL TASTINGS Is 2010 really another classic vintage in this famous French region? James Molesworth spent two weeks in Bordeaux tasting barrel samples of the young wines to find out. His full report will appear in our June 30 issue, along with exclusive analysis and extra features. But right now, members can read his on-the-scene blogs for highlights from top châteaus. Plus, get his scores and tasting notes for more than 400 reds, dry whites and sweet wines.

VALUE WINES, EASY FINDS Browse our exclusive lists of the world’s top value wines, top value producers and well-rated, easy-to-find wines made in large quantities. Pick your favorites and add them to your Personal Wine List to create a shopping list, or track your purchases.


SUMMER ENTERTAINING Memorial Day weekend kicks off the season for outdoor meals, backyard barbecues and picnics in the park. Get our favorite recipes and recently rated wines, perfect for the season!

WHAT WE’RE DRINKING NOW Our senior editors and tasters share the most interesting wines they’ve enjoyed with family and friends over meals.

NEW ON WINE SPECTATOR VIDEO Tune in each week for a new video. Don’t miss these recent additions:

  • Barolo—Soils and Styles: Piedmont’s famed Barolo district may be fairly small, but its vineyards have diverse soils. Vintner Ivana Borgogno explains how the different sites influence the wine styles.
  • Ripe Paso Robles: One of California’s most exciting wine regions, Paso is known for ripe wines from Rhône grapes. Learn more from winemaker Austin Hope.
  • Blending with Helen Keplinger: Meet Bryant Family’s new winemaker, who makes California Rhône-style wines under the Keplinger label with her husband. She explains what each variety contributes to the blends.

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