February 1998
 


In This Issue:

The Great White North

Oregon and Washington built their respective reputations on pinot noir and merlot, but now the white wines of the Pacific Northwest are attracting attention. Tom Stockley reports on pinot gris and riesling, the Northwest's next star varietals.


Pan-Asian Challenge

Which is the best match for inspired Asian food-wine, beer, or sake? Tara Thomas puts all three to the test, alongside the dynamic pan-Asian preparations of Anita Lo, chef of New York's Mirezi.


A Fish Story

With Chilean sea bass blazing the way, exotic seafoods from Chile's cold waters are making a splash in the US. Chef Rick Moonen, of New York's Oceana, recommends some preparations and wines to serve with the latest catch.


Australia's Best White Wine

Rod Smith follows the Riesling Trail through South Australia's Clare Valley, tracing the origins of Australia's distinctive, dry and delicious Clare and Eden rieslings.


Show Business

Bordeaux's cast-off grape is flourishing in Argentina, and the wine world has taken notice. Tara Q. Thomas discovers a vibrant international community in Mendoza working towards a great future for malbec.


PLUS:

February Tasting Stats
Robert Finigan: American New Releases: Focus on Pinot Noir
Best Values Under $10
Joshua Greene: Imported New Releases: Focus on Australia and Chile