From the southern Rhône comes this sexy, sleek and seamless red. It's modern and full-bodied, with silky texture, refined blackberry and black currant character, combining with pretty oak. A sense of terroir surfaces on the long, stony and mineral —Per-Henrik Mansson
From Italy's Campania region comes this outstanding modern-style wine made from the ancient Greco grape. Wonderful aromas of blanched almonds, dried peach, pineapple and minerals. Medium- to full-bodied, with lovely fresh fruit, flinty character and a lon —James Suckling
This Australian Shiraz is dense in texture, with crisp acidity and chewy tannins around a core of dark cherry and licorice-pepper flavors. Drink now through 2004. 7,500 cases imported. —Harvey Steiman
Here's a tasty New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc ideal for summer sipping. Bright and juicy, distinctly herbal, with sweet pea and white pepper notes weaving through the citrusy pear flavors. Drink now. 11,000 cases made. —Harvey Steiman
From one of the Loire's qualitative leaders comes this tasty Pouilly-Fumé. Rich, delicious and very exotic, offering red cherry, green plum and herb flavors on a round, juicy profile. Firm acidity keeps it all together. Drink now. Tasted twice, with cons —Bruce Sanderson
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