In the Dec. 31, 2001 Issue

The Top 100

Cover Story

Top 100 - Our annual roundup of the year's most exciting wines

    Top 100 Profiles - Sketches of the wineries that excelled with bottlings released this year

Triumph in New York City - The wine world reunites in the heart of Manhattan to elebrate the 20th anniversary of the Wine Experience

Features

Serious Fruitcakes - Most of America's best fruitcakes come from—surprise—Texas

Switzerland's Surprising Wines - Long sheltered from competition, the Alpine nation's wines are now improving in quality

Back to Back Riches in Champgane - Outstanding 1996 and 1995 vintages offer contrasting styles

Gold Coast Tables - No connoisseur need go hungry or thirsty in the affluent

Feedback - Opinions and Trends in Wine To Ship (Direct) or Not to Ship (Direct)?

Wine Artifacts From Ancient Iran - Ceramics dating to the fifth millennium B.C. testify to wine's deep cultural roots in the Middle East

    Food & Drink

    Good Eggs - This holiday season, domestic caviars come to the rescue of the endangered Caspian Sea sturgeon

    Books

News

California Supermarkets Challenged On Wine-Rating Promotions - Some shelf tags carried scores that didn't match the wines being sold

Grapevine

Australia Shows Off Its Wine Regions In New Museum and Tasting Gallery

Wine and Health - Moderate Drinking May Improve Brain Health in Elderly, Study Finds

Aureole Chef Charlie Palmer Gives New Shine to Sonoma's Dining Scene

Founders of Napa's Cornerstone Cellars Split

New Wines New Faces - Living on the Viticultural Edge

Columns

The Waiting Game

Open Your Wallets

Triumph in New York City

Auctions

Sharing the Passion - Harry Gill offers the stars of his private collection to his friends and guests

Rusty Staub's 10th Annual Auction Goes Deep in a Time of Need

Third Quarter Auction Index Holds Its Own - Fine-wine sales remain relatively strong despite uncertain economy

The Buying Guide

The Buying Guide for this issue is available here.

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