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Market Monitor

By: Stephen Tanzer

Recent and impending developments affecting the retail wine market:
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Chablis 2008 and 2007

By: Stephen Tanzer

The Chablis region was the big winner, weather-wise, in Burgundy in 2008, with a drying north wind in September yielding dense, rich and ripe wines that will satisfy Chablis purists while at the same time appealing to a broader audience than the classic, mineral-driven but more austere 2007s.
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New Releases from Australia, Part 1

By: Josh Raynolds

In the first installment of the IWC's annual coverage of Australia, Josh Raynolds reports that it's a buyerÂ’s market for these wines today, as there are many excellent new releases from the 2005 and 2006 vintages available at prices that are ridiculously low for their quality. His coverage also highlights dozens of satisfying bottles selling for less than $20.
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2004 Brunello di Montalcino

By: Stephen Tanzer

If 2004 isn't necessarily the vintage of the new century for the big sangiovese wines of Montalcino, it's a highly successful year that has yielded a large number of outstanding wines. The best Brunellos from this harvest have the aromatic high notes and tightly coiled springs to make them excellent candidates for the cellar.
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Ian D'Agata on the Best Wines of Central Italy

By: Ian D'Agata

Let Italian wine expert D'Agata be your guide to the most distinctive wines of Emilia Romagna, Marche, Lazio, Umbria, Abruzzo and Molise, many of them from native grape varieties that have only recently been rediscovered and revived. His major feature includes a host of little-known gems from Central Italy, many of them priced aggressively for today's market.
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The Best New Wines from Spain, Part 1

By: Josh Raynolds

Following the consistently excellent 2004 and 2005 vintages, 2006 and 2007 were trickier years across much of Spain that nonetheless produced many graceful, fresh wines that avoid the sheer alcoholic weight and warmth of the earlier vintages. Josh Raynolds has found the best of them, including a number of steals in the under-$15 range, with many more to come in the second installment of his coverage. Although prices for these wines have risen over the past year or two, Spain remains one of the wine world's greatest source of value.
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