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May 31, 2013

Sushi

Sushi first crossed the Pacific to Japanese neighborhoods in Los Angeles in the 1950s. Today sushi has become mainstream in the United States, available in supermarkets and shopping-center restaurants nearly everywhere.

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

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Cover Stories

The Culture of Sushi

The Culture of Sushi

Sushi has been chef Jiro Ono's life for more than 60 years. Now 87 years old, he exemplifies the …
May 31, 2013
The ABCs of Sushi

The ABCs of Sushi

Sushi offers a world of pleasure, but the learning curve can seem steep at first, especially with a …
May 31, 2013

Tasting Reports

Chile's Steady Success

Chile's Steady Success

In recent years, Chile's cool coastal climates have earned a reputation for providing viable …
May 31, 2013
A Golden Age for German Rieslings

A Golden Age for German Rieslings

As the Rhine River courses through western Germany on its way to the North Sea, it flows by some of …
May 31, 2013
Chile Alphabetical Listing

Chile Alphabetical Listing

Wine Spectator 's alphabetical list of Chilean wines.
May 31, 2013
Germany Alphabetical Listing

Germany Alphabetical Listing

Wine Spectator 's alphabetical list of German wines.
May 31, 2013

Features

Passion for Spain

Passion for Spain

Raúl Pérez was pretty proud of what he had accomplished in his family's winery. That was before he …
May 31, 2013
Cracking The Sake Code

Cracking The Sake Code

The shimmering emerald cast of flooded rice paddies dominates the Japanese countryside during …
May 31, 2013
Sake's True Believers

Sake's True Believers

Sake is enjoying a stealthy success in America these days-so stealthy that even the people who sell …
May 31, 2013

Grapevine

Jolie-Pitt Star Power Propels New Provence Rosé

Jolie-Pitt Star Power Propels New Provence Rosé

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have released their first wine, a 2012 rosé from their Provence …
May 31, 2013
Montalcino’s Argiano Has New Owners

Montalcino’s Argiano Has New Owners

One of Montalcino's historic properties is being sold. Noemi Marone Cinzano, owner of Tenuta di …
May 31, 2013
<em>Wine Spectator</em>’s Tim Fish Promoted to Senior Editor

Wine Spectator’s Tim Fish Promoted to Senior Editor

Tim Fish, who joined Wine Spectator in 2001, has been promoted to senior editor. Fish, 54, is …
May 31, 2013
A Band Apart

A Band Apart

You don't normally eat cheese with a spoon. But you would if the cheese were Vacherin Mont d'Or, …
May 31, 2013
Spring Fling

Spring Fling

Spring is here. It's time to get loose. Emphasize the casual by abandoning ceremony and prepping …
May 31, 2013
Clinical Study Highlights Health Benefits of Mediterranean Diet

Clinical Study Highlights Health Benefits of Mediterranean Diet

A massive new study of the Mediterranean diet published in the prestigious New England Journal of …
May 31, 2013
Red Wine May Help Protect Against Inflammation

Red Wine May Help Protect Against Inflammation

A new study adds to the evidence that drinking red wine with meals confers health benefits. A team …
May 31, 2013
Could Alcohol Help Keep You Trim?

Could Alcohol Help Keep You Trim?

A team of researchers at French universities in Lille, Toulouse and Strasbourg has found that …
May 31, 2013
Light Drinking Linked to Lower Blood Pressure

Light Drinking Linked to Lower Blood Pressure

Heavy alcohol consumption is known to increase hypertension in adults, potentially leading to heart …
May 31, 2013
New York Hot Spot: Atera

New York Hot Spot: Atera

In recent years, Chile's cool coastal climates have earned a reputation for providing viable …
May 31, 2013
Pressed Caviar

Pressed Caviar

More and more examples of once-overlooked foods are coming to market, aiming to capture the …
May 31, 2013
Breathe Easy

Breathe Easy

The Winebreather carafe is a decanter with a removable aerator in the neck. Fit the nozzle over the …
May 31, 2013
Mandela Wines Launch in United States

Mandela Wines Launch in United States

Makaziwe Mandela and Tukwini Mandela—daughter and granddaughter, respectively, of former South …
May 31, 2013
Battle Over Wine Labeling Pits Large Producers Against Small

Battle Over Wine Labeling Pits Large Producers Against Small

Do you need to know how many calories your wine has? On Feb. 12, the Federal Trade Commission …
May 31, 2013
French Whites, Australian Reds and Italian Finds

French Whites, Australian Reds and Italian Finds

Wine Spectator 's Bruce Sanderson recommends a diverse group of red and white wines from the West …
May 31, 2013
Dressing Up Tequila

Dressing Up Tequila

On Cinco de Mayo, which commemorates the anniversary of the 1862 Mexican victory over the French …
May 31, 2013
Topping Rose House

Topping Rose House

While the Hamptons has its share of blue-chip real estate and fancy cars, the restaurants and …
May 31, 2013
Two Top Bordeaux Estates Gain New Investors

Two Top Bordeaux Estates Gain New Investors

Inheritance battles and taxes continue to shake up Bordeaux, with Margaux third-growth Château …
May 31, 2013
Jim Barrett: Napa Pioneer Whose Chardonnay Shocked Paris

Jim Barrett: Napa Pioneer Whose Chardonnay Shocked Paris

James L. Barrett, owner of Chateau Montelena in Napa Valley, died March 14. He was 86. Montelena's …
May 31, 2013
Henri Krug: A Champagne Visionary at One of Its Grandest Houses

Henri Krug: A Champagne Visionary at One of Its Grandest Houses

Henri Krug, former director and chef de cave for Krug Champagne, one of the appellation's most …
May 31, 2013

Departments

Asparagus Risotto With Sancerre

Asparagus Risotto With Sancerre

For a asparagus risotto recipe shared with Wine Spectator , chef Marco Canora, co-owner with Paul …
May 31, 2013
A Simpler Approach to Wine

A Simpler Approach to Wine

We all start somewhere. If you were fortunate enough to grow up in a family that had a cellar, or …
May 31, 2013
It’s Getting Better All the Time

It’s Getting Better All the Time

The Beatles got it right: It is getting better all the time. Wine Spectator 's Matt Kramer says …
May 31, 2013
Feedback

Feedback

Readers write Wine Spectator about organic wine, and discuss In Pursuit of Balance, a group of …
May 31, 2013
Excellence From the East

Excellence From the East

We decided it was time to explore sushi culture more deeply. So we sent editor at large Harvey …
May 31, 2013

The Buying Guide

The Buying Guide for this issue is available here.

MOTHER'S DAY Let the pros help you pamper Mom, with expert wine recommendations, chef-chosen recipes to make at home and our guide to restaurants with the world's best wine lists.

GRAND TOUR This spring, Wine Spectator hits the road with 225 of the world's finest wineries, making stops in San Francisco (April 24), Las Vegas (April 27) and Chicago (May 3) to pour top bottles for wine lovers. There may still be time to purchase tickets. But if you can't make it, read all about it and check out the photos of who was there.

ASK DR. VINNY Have a tough question on a technical aspect of winemaking or a finer point of wine etiquette? Get educational (and often amusing) answers from our advice guru, Dr, Vinny.

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

  • Grenache Love: Helen Keplinger makes impressive Rhône-style wines in California. Join this ardent advocate of Grenache as she heads up to her contracted 2.4-acre plot in Napa Valley's Stagecoach Vineyard.
  • Biodynamics at Château Pontet-Canet: Director Alfred Tesseron has taken on the challenge of growing grapes biodynamically in the Bordeaux climate, with outstanding results. He discussed his practices at the 2012 Wine Experience.


PERSONAL WINE LIST AND PERSONAL RATINGS Use our Personal Wine List tools to track your wine collection, monitor the value of your cellar and record tasting notes. Plus, you can personally rate the wines you've tasted, so it's easy to remember your favorites. All rated wines are automatically copied to a convenient My Wine Ratings list for future reference.

2012 BORDEAUX BARREL TASTINGS What should you buy as futures from the second difficult year in a row for Bordeaux? As in years past, senior editor James Molesworth heads to the region in late March to taste barrel samples of the young wines to find out. His full report will appear in our June 30 issue. In the meantime, members can read his on-the-scene blogs for highlights from top châteaus. Plus, get his scores and tasting notes for hundreds of reds, dry whites and sweet wines.

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