August 1998

In This Issue:

Winemakers on the Rocks

Burr Snider scales the Pinnacles in California's Monterey County with a crew of adventure-seeking, rock-climbing winemakers.

Real Estates

California's cabernet sauvignon market is increasingly driven by fashion. Rod Smith looks past the hype in search of collectible estate cabernets that have stood the test of time.

Hammer Time

Not just for the wealthy, wine auctions can be a great source of value‹ and of wines that are drinking well now. David Lynch goes behind the scenes at a Christie's fine wine sale to gather auction market intelligence.

Port: Fortifying your Collection

Joshua Greene considers which Ports to pour when you're not cracking open a Vintage.

Once and Future Collectibles: The Birthplace of Wine Reborn

The wines of Georgia are making a comeback. William Gasperini reports from this former Soviet Republic, a country thought to be the ancient birthplace of wine.

Tokaji Gold

Hungary's honeyed nectars are taking their rightful place in collectors' cellars. Tara Q. Thomas suggests the best ways to enjoy a growing Tokaji collection.


August Tasting Stats
Burke Owens: American New Releases focus on California Cabernets
Best Values Under $10
Joshua Greene: Imported New Releases focus on Burgandy, Loire and Portuguese Estates