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Pizza in America

Pizza in America

Americans spend $32 billion a year on pizza in restaurants, about half of it at chains such as …
Jun 30, 2008
Pizza in America: Destination Pizza

Pizza in America: Destination Pizza

Here are some of the leading pizza venues in the United States, with pizza type noted to indicate …
Jun 30, 2008
Pizza in America: Pizza and Wine, Keep It Simple

Pizza in America: Pizza and Wine, Keep It Simple

Most Americans, even longtime wine drinkers, reach for a beer if they want an alcoholic beverage …
Jun 30, 2008

Tasting Reports

2007 Bordeaux's Modest Quality

2007 Bordeaux's Modest Quality

Bordeaux introduced its 2007 vintage to the world in late March, but instead of generating …
Jun 30, 2008
California's New Cool Whites

California's New Cool Whites

As picnic and barbecue season approaches, many consumers will head down the aisle of their favorite …
Jun 30, 2008
California Zinfandel Strikes a Balance

California Zinfandel Strikes a Balance

Zinfandel continues to vary stylistically from year to year, and from winemaker to winemaker. While …
Jun 30, 2008
California Zinfandel Alphabetical Listing

California Zinfandel Alphabetical Listing

These wines were tasted for the California Zinfandel report in the June 30, 2008 , issue of Wine …
May 21, 2008
California Whites Alphabetical Listing

California Whites Alphabetical Listing

These wines were tasted for the California Whites report in the June 30, 2008 , issue of Wine …
May 21, 2008

Features

Israel's Moment In the Sun

Israel's Moment In the Sun

The streets are filled with wine lovers relaxing after a busy week of work. The branches of olive …
Jun 30, 2008
Northern Israel's Mediterranean Soul

Northern Israel's Mediterranean Soul

With its classic Mediterranean climate and venerable history, the Galilee offers many attractions …
Jun 30, 2008
Wine by the Numbers

Wine by the Numbers

One evening this past spring, a private Gulfstream G450 jet touched down in Bordeaux carrying quiet …
Jun 30, 2008

Grapevine

Something Old, Something New

Something Old, Something New

Most collectors would not relish the idea of trading a 12,000-bottle capacity cellar for one that …
Jun 30, 2008
Spring Auctions Show Considerable Bounce

Spring Auctions Show Considerable Bounce

Between March 13 and April 10, approximately $26 million worth of fine and rare wine went on the …
Jun 30, 2008
Dining Out: San Francisco: Epic Roasthouse, Waterbar

Dining Out: San Francisco: Epic Roasthouse, Waterbar

Veteran chefs give the waterfront a lift Through the picture windows of Epic Roasthouse and …
Jun 30, 2008
Tastes: IN THE KITCHEN with Sam Gugino: No Cooking? No Sweat

Tastes: IN THE KITCHEN with Sam Gugino: No Cooking? No Sweat

When the heat and humidity are in a race to see which gets to 90 first, I cool my jets. No stove, …
Jun 30, 2008
Tastes: Chic Chocolate

Tastes: Chic Chocolate

At first blush, Madame Chocolat fits the bill for Beverly Hills. Most everything in the store …
Jun 30, 2008
Tastes: Grill Big

Tastes: Grill Big

Your first reaction to the Cuisinart Grilling Tools Collection may be, "Why wasn't it called the …
Jun 30, 2008
Tastes: Mendoza, Argentina Hot Spot: Bistro M

Tastes: Mendoza, Argentina Hot Spot: Bistro M

With the value of the dollar falling, you might want to consider a trip to Mendoza, heart of …
Jun 30, 2008
Tastes: Coffee: A Life in Coffee

Tastes: Coffee: A Life in Coffee

Coffee sourcing is a funny job. There's no university of coffee. You can't get a degree in sourcing …
Jun 30, 2008
Science Tries to Harness Red-Wine Compound's Power

Science Tries to Harness Red-Wine Compound's Power

The scientific community is investing significant time and money to research the potential benefits …
Jun 30, 2008
Northern California Vineyards Hit by Frost

Northern California Vineyards Hit by Frost

Severe frost hit Northern California the weekend of April 19, with nighttime temperatures dropping …
Jun 30, 2008
Argiano Declassifies Its Brunello

Argiano Declassifies Its Brunello

With more than 1 million bottles of 2003 Brunello di Montalcino impounded by a Siena magistrate, …
Jun 30, 2008
Top Burgundy Winery Buys Vineyards in Puligny-Montrachet

Top Burgundy Winery Buys Vineyards in Puligny-Montrachet

One of Burgundy's leading producers, Domaine Faiveley, purchased Domaine Monnot in Puligny-Montrach…
Jun 30, 2008
GrapeVine

GrapeVine

< Henriot, the growing French company that owns Henriot Champagne and Bouchard Père & Fils, one of …
Jun 30, 2008
Wine Talk: Julio Iglesias

Wine Talk: Julio Iglesias

Singer Julio Iglesias, 64, has sold more than 250 million albums worldwide. Before becoming a …
Jun 30, 2008

Departments

Gallo: Back to Basics

Gallo: Back to Basics

They desperately wanted to prove, once and for all, that they, Ernest and Julio Gallo, who were the …
Jun 30, 2008
The Critical Half-Inch

The Critical Half-Inch

Well, Doc, I'm back again," I said forlornly. "It's been a while," he said rather tersely. "Let's …
Jun 30, 2008
This Issue: Everyone Loves Pizza

This Issue: Everyone Loves Pizza

Who doesn't love pizza? It's a staple of kids' birthday parties, teen dates and casual dinners with …
Jun 30, 2008

The Buying Guide

The Buying Guide for this issue is available here.

2008 VIDEO CONTEST:  Creative with a video camera? Submit your wine videos to Wine Spectator's second annual video contest and you could win great prizes. We are looking for short, original videos that are educational and entertaining. Our editors will select the best entries, and the finalists will be posted on WineSpectator.com, where viewers will vote to choose the winner. The deadline for entering is Aug. 18, 2008. Here are the complete rules and technical information, and last year's finalists.

VIDEOS:  We now have hundreds of videos on our Web site:

  • 2007 Bordeaux Barrels:  Get an early look at the region's newest wines as senior editor James Suckling evaluates key barrel samples and shares his opinions.
  • Israeli Wines Come of Age:   Find out how Israeli wines have evolved from wines for religious holidays to wines worth drinking for their character. Managing editor Kim Marcus shares his discoveries from a recent visit to Israel's top wine regions.

FATHER'S DAY  Spoil dad with flavorful recipes and great wine matches that show him he's raised you with good taste. Or, take him out for a special meal at a restaurant with an award-winning wine list.

  • Bonus Video  Join a pair of dads, James Suckling and Piero Antinori, as they discuss the new generation of Antinori with Piero's three daughters, Albiera, Allegra and Alessia.

SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE HARVEST REPORT  Get an early look at the 2008 vintage in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and South America.

WINE CHALLENGE:  We're putting your wine knowledge to the test with our fun, biweekly quiz. See how you do compared with our other readers.


VALUE WINE FINDER:  Browse our exclusive lists of the world's top wine values and top value producers. Find outstanding reds, whites and sweet wines for $30 and less, in regions from Alsace to Washington.

VINTAGE CHARTS:  We have more than 35 charts that are updated regularly with the latest vintages and our editors' scores and drinkability recommendations. You can also print out handy, wallet-size charts to bring to the store.

TRADING POST:  Get special wine offers—from great values to hard-to-find collectibles—from a select group of retailers. Offers for our members change frequently, so check in often for the best deals.

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