October 1998

In This Issue:

Beyond 2000: A Wine Odyssey
>Where is wine headed in the 21st century? W&S queries an all-star cast of vintners, importers, restaurateurs and wine industry tastemakers for a glimpse into the future.

Californiašs Next Crop
>Who are the winemakers to watch in the 21st century? Taylor Antrim talks and tastes with some of the brightest up-and-comers on the California wine scene.


The Chalk Palette
>The best Champagnes are all about the best vineyards-though few reveal the character of any one property. Rod Smith examines the rigorous, complex and ultimately enigmatic process of assembling a prestige cuvèe.

Party Time

>How will you ring in the new millennium? David Lynch and Tara Q. Thomas round up expert entertainers to spark your plans. From an Alpine fireside dinner to an Aussie beach bash, W&S offers six parties for the New Year and beyond.


  • October Tasting Stats
  • Top 10 Zinfandels
  • Best Values Under $10
  • Champagne
  • American Sparklers
  • Zinfandel
  • American New Releases
  • Imported New Releases