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Wine Spectator August 2015

Wine Spectator rates over 15,000 wines per year, in every price range, to fit every occasion. Read about the world's great wineries and winemakers and visit restaurants with outstanding wine lists. Plus, each issue features delicious recipes and pairs them with the perfect wines.

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winespectator.com

Visit www.winespectator.com/083115 to find links to all of the following resources.Free resources for all of our WineSpectator.com readers: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.SOMMELIER TALKS Meet the people behind the world’s great wine lists: Get pairing advice and find out which wines excite them most.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.MOBILE-FRIENDLY WINE SPECTATOR VIDEO Now you can watch all…

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the world’s greatest wine lists

(DAVID YELLEN)Wine lovers tend to be restaurant lovers, too; we live to explore new flavors, and restaurants deliver good food and wine in settings conducive to discovery.It’s always a pleasure to find a restaurant as passionate about wine as we are, offering a diverse, reasonably priced selection that matches well with the cuisine, along with knowledgeable servers and appropriate stemware. But it’s disappointing when an otherwise appealing restaurant is crippled by a poor wine program.Wine Spectator’s Restaurant Awards help you find the places that are committed to wine. The recognition that comes with our wine list award also encourages restaurants to give more attention to wine. It’s a win-win, for the industry and for consumers.This year marks our 35th annual Dining Guide; this issue lists more than 3,600 restaurants across…

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grand award winners of 2015

United StatesCALIFORNIAAcquerelloGrand Award since 2012AddisonGrand Award since 2009CapoGrand Award since 2015The French LaundryGrand Award since 2007La ToqueGrand Award since 2014PatinaGrand Award since 1994Plumed HorseGrand Award since 2015Restaurant Gary DankoGrand Award since 2001Restaurant 301 atthe Hotel CarterGrand Award since 1998RN74Grand Award since 2010SaisonGrand Award since 2014Sierra MarGrand Award since 2012Spago Beverly HillsGrand Award since 2010SpruceGrand Award since 2015The StonehouseGrand Award since 2014StudioGrand Award since 2014ValentinoGrand Award since 1981The Village PubGrand Award since 2013COLORADOElement 47Grand Award since 1997Flagstaff HouseRestaurantGrand Award since 1983FLORIDABern’s Steak HouseGrand Award since 1981Bleu ProvenceGrand Award since 2015HMFGrand Award since 1981Marcello’s La SirenaGrand Award since 2015ILLINOISTruGrand Award since 2004LOUISIANACommander’s PalaceGrand Award since 2012Emeril’s New OrleansGrand Award since 1999MASSACHUSETTSBlantyreGrand Award since 2009Topper’s at the WauwinetGrand Award since 1996NEVADAAureole Las VegasGrand Award since 2000Delmonico SteakhouseGrand Award since 2004Joel Robuchon RestaurantGrand Award…

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feedback

A Note From NapaIt was an honor to be included with so many of my favorite Napa Valley destinations in your recent Napa Valley travel article (“Choose Your Own Adventure,” June 15). It was a wonderful way to show your readers a more eclectic side of Napa Valley. You definitely got it right; there is a different tasting experience, restaurant and activity for any type of wine lover. We are lucky to live in this beautiful place.Emma SwainCEO, St. Supéry EstateVineyards & WineryNapa, Calif.Arsenic AnalysisI just read Ben O’Donnell’s article “Wineries Fight Arsenic Lawsuit Claims” in the June 15 issue. As a chemical engineer, I was aware that arsenic is a naturally occurring element in the air, soil, foods and water. I found reference to a study of U.S.-grown rice…

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silver oak plants seeds for the future

Silver Oak Cellars, founded in 1972 by Ray Duncan and Justin Meyer, has enjoyed decades of success and acclaim. It’s a rare institution in American wine—a wine company that has steadily increased volume while maintaining its image as a luxury brand.When Meyer began producing the company’s two Cabernet Sauvignons, in a barn, he was part of a band of Napa rebels that would help burnish the image of high quality Robert Mondavi had started to build for the region. Since then, the winery has upped production but managed to maintain excellence by sourcing good fruit and hewing to its signature style. Though it now makes about 100,000 cases of Cabernet in a typical year, and its iconic Napa Valley Cabernet is widely available, the bottle still retails for $100.Success can…

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california wine targeted as canada and u.s. battle trade issues

A trade dispute between the United States and its northern neighbor has turned serious in recent weeks, and American winemakers are beginning to fear that their sales in Canada—the top export market for U.S. wine—will be badly damaged. For 13 years, the Canadian and Mexican governments have cried foul over American “country of origin labeling” (COOL) rules for certain cuts of meat sold in the United States. They argue the laws discriminate against their products and violate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). In May, the World Trade Organization (WTO) agreed, allowing the countries to propose tariffs on American products. Canada plans to target U.S. beef, pork, wine, fruit, corn and other products with tariffs that could total $3 billion a year.Members of the wine industry have called on…

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