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In the Dec. 31, 1999 Issue

Top 100 of 1999


California Strikes Gold

Windy City Wine

Changing of the Guard at Williams Selyem

Black Star

High Tide

The New York Wine Experience

France Dominates Top 10 Wines of 1998

California's hot wines look to their roots

Bordeaux "super seconds" go to the head of the class

A new generation shakes up tuscany

Merlots test sommeliers' palates

Wine of the Year

Prestige champagnes show diversity of style

Through aging, wines can also transform

Wine and food on the cutting edge

Grand Awards Banquet honors Piero Antinori

Niepoort's Port vertical seduces with informality

Hog Wild

Wine Spectator's Top 100 At A Glance

The Top 100 Wines of 1999

The Highest-Rated New Releases of 1999

Eleven Years of Top 10s

Last Chance Bubbly

Togetherness in Tasting

Graduates of Wine


Four Bordeaux Châteaus Fined for Use of Wood Chips

A Trio of Firsts Signals Shift in South Africa's Wine Industry

DiRo¯NA Salutes 64 Award-Winning Restaurants

Grapegrowers of the Great Plains

Study Points to Potential Benefits of Alcohol for Heart Patients



Great Year, Great Wines

Paying the Price

Parting Thoughts

A Lifetime Of Wine


World Wine Web

Chianti Classico Estate Sale Rakes in $3.5 Million

Jean-Michel Cazes Raises Funds for Arts College

Auctions Show Higher Volume, Lower Percent-Sold Rates

Rusty Staub's Eighth Annual Auction is a Hit

Bids and Bubbly Flow Freely at AIWF Benefit

Partial Monty Performed at Paso Robles Festival

The Buying Guide

The Buying Guide for this issue is available here.


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