April 2002

 

April Tastings

April Tasting Stats

Top Ten Chardonnay

Best Values

Chardonnay

Burgundy

1999 Porto

American New Releases

Imported New Releases

In This Issue:

 
Destinations


Asian Restaurants. Cheese Lists. Wine Getaways. The ultimate destinations for wine-savvy diners. W&S profiles a coast-to-coast collection of the restaurants you need to know.



 
Vodka With Atmosphere

Flavored vodka has never been more popular, especially in the country's coolest bars. Taylor Antrim investigates.



 
Reflections in Gold

Rod Smith takes a look at California's North Coast, where ambitious winegrowers are mapping out the character of chardonnay terroir.



 
A Tale of Two Vineyards

Bordeaux Châteaux Haut-Brion and La Mission Haut-Brion have long produced two of the greatest wines of the world. Fiona Morrison, MW investigates the similarities and crucial differences between these two renowned next-door neighbors.



 
Slate Soul

Mosel riesling at its best brings fruit and mineral flavors together into a seemingly weightless essence. David Schildknecht visits the standard bearers of this top white wine region.



 
Making the Scene at La Frasca

In an excerpt from their brand new book, Vino Italiano, W&S special correspondent David Lynch and restaurateur Joseph Bastianich delve into the food and wine of Friuli, in northern Italy.



 
Foragers for Flavor

Call it the new seasonality, or the local grower movement - no matter the name, more of the nation's top restaurants are joining each day. Tara Q. Thomas finds out why.



 
The W&S 13th Annual Restaurant Poll

What are the most popular wines at America's most popular restaurants? W&S's authoritative annual overview tracks best-sellers and up-and-comers alike.