February 2000
 

In This Issue:

The Fog Zone

A coalition of wineries in California's Russian River Valley has proposed to shrink the appellation, using the fog to redraw the lines. Rod Smith reports on this unprecedented move.


Santiago Nights

Rio and Buenos Aires cast long shadows, but Santiago's night life and food scene gets hipper and more diverse by the day. Patricio Tapia leads a gourmet tour of Chile's vibrant capital city.


Syrah Central

From Santa Maria to Paso Robles, the Central Coast has become syrah's most fashionable address in California. Taylor Antrim searches out the leaders from in-state and abroad.


McLaren Vale Shiraz

Max Allen isn't alone in believing that McLaren Vale has emerged as Australia's premier region for shiraz, but he is one of the most excited about it. He reports from his base Down Under.



Sumptuous Rhône Whites

Rhône whites are some of France's sexiest wines. Tara Q. Thomas travels from Condrieu to Avignon to find out how the French enjoy them with food.


PLUS:

February Tasting Stats
Top 10 Chardonnays
Best Values Under $10
American Chardonnay
Vintage Port 1997
American New Releases
Imported New Releases