December 2000

In This Issue:


A ladleful of traditional holiday treats, concocted by Ray Isle.

Napa's New New Cabs

Which will be the hottest new cult bottlings? Taylor Antrim checks with the winemakers behind the most talked-about cabernets in Napa Valley - sought-after wines with only one or two vintages behind them.

St-Emilion Renaissance

Fiona Morrison MW profiles the young stars of this ancient wine village, as they buck the traditional limestone terroirs to grow great wines in the sand.

A Hunger for Barolo

Four chefs share Piedmont-inspired recipes to match their favorite Barolos, reported by Ray Isle.

The Masters of Trockenbeerenauslese

Made in minuscule quantities, TBAs are among the most collectible wines in the world. David Schildknecht reports on two of their most accomplished creators, the Rheingau's Robert Weil and Austria's Alois Kracher.

Wine Professional of the Year

Terry Thiese's Northern Exposure

American Wineries of the Year

In four categories: Multi-Source; Regional; Estate; Artisan


December Tasting Stats
Top 15 Cabernet Sauvignons
Best Values Under $10
Cabernet Sauvignons & Blends
Bordeaux '97
Chamagne Buyer's Guide
American Sparkling White
German Riesling
American New Releases
Imported New Releases