The personality of a wine list is shaped by many factors, including the flavors on the menu and the tastes of the wine director. But the general wine culture also has an influence, and today's culture emphasizes inclusion.
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RESTAURANT SEARCH The complete 2015 Restaurant Award listings are searchable in our online database. Find the perfect dining spot by location, award level, wine strengths, cuisine type and more.
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2015 VIDEO CONTEST Creative with a video camera? Submit your shorts to Wine Spectator's Annual Video Contest and you could win great prizes. Our editors will select the finalists and post them on WineSpectator.com, where viewers can vote for the winning video. Entry deadline is Sept. 7. Check out the rules and previous years' finalists online.
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- Best of Beaujolais: Villages & Single-Vineyard Wines: France's Beaujolais region is best known for its cheerful reds from the Gamay grape, but its top wines are nuanced and complex. Learn about the Morgon and Moulin-à-Vent villages, or crus, and one special vineyard, with winemaker Guillaume de Castelnau of Château des Jacques.
- Going Green in Napa: How do you follow up your construction of one of the world's greenest, most energy-efficient wineries? Build a second one! PlumpJack Group partners Gordon Getty and John Conover talk with senior editor Dana Nigro about their newest Napa Valley winery, Odette, and their first green estate, CADE.
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AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND: AN IN-DEPTH COURSE From affordable to collectible, wines from Down Under offer diversity and value. Take this online, three-class Wine Spectator School seminar to get to know the key growing regions and taste the distinct wine styles. All 10 Wine Spectator School courses are included free with your membership to WineSpectator.com.