From Alsace to Zinfandel, W&S travels to a dozen top restaurants where a passion for regional wines or spirits drives aficionados to their doors.
• Napa's Chardonnay Survivors
As the Napa Valley has evolved, many of its chardonnay vines have migrated to the cool soils of Carneros. Rod Smith considers the upper-valley chardonnays that survived replanting and continue to thrive.
• Once Bitten
David Schildknecht got the gruner veltliner bug five years ago, but he's no longer alone. What is it that's so seductive and beguiling about Austria's native white?
• Fire & Spice
Which wines can handle curry? Bill St. John breaks out his mortar, pestle and corkscrew in search of answers.
• Dot.Com Diners
Where are today's young Internet moguls eating, and which wines are they drinking? Taylor Antrim wines and dines with the cell phone-and-laptop set.
• Exclusive Feature
The W&S 11th Annual Restaurant Poll
• PLUS: April Tasting Stats
Top 10 Chardonnays
Best Values Under $10
Vintage Port 1997
American New Releases
Imported New Releases