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In the Jan. 31 - Feb. 28, 2002 Issue

Annual Editor's Picks

Cover Story

Classic Collectibles - The decade of the 1990s produced great reds around the world
The Right Stuff - Bordeaux's Right Bank appellations of St.-Emilion and Pomerol star in the 1990s
Ruling the Roost - Cabernet Sauvignon is king in California
A Golden Decade - Piedmont and Tuscany lead the way as Italian reds come of age
A Question of Balance - The best Burgundies aren't always from the top vintages
Rugged Beauties
Shiraz Stands Out - Australia's big red tops the charts in quality and price
Adventurous Alternatives - Pinot Noir and Syrah prove there is life after Cabernet
Two Regions, Two Worlds - The wine path forks in the Pacific Northwest
Breaking the Mold - Emerging regions set the pace in Spain
Quality High, Prices Low - Vintage Port from the 1990s is a buyers' market

Features

Battlegrounds Become Vineyards - In Lebanon, courageous winemakers are reviving an ancient tradition
"Dining In" in New York - In search of a chic and cutting-edge restaurant experience? Try a Manhattan hotel
Singular Chocolate - New unblended varieties taste strongly of their terrior

Tasting Reports

Spanish Steps - Honoring tradition yet daring innovation, Spain's winemakers are progressing with confidence and skill
R. López de Heredia - Rijoa's glorious anachronism
Black Gold Rush - Fortune seekers and wine pioneers stake their claim in Spain's emerging Ribera del Duero region

News

Burgundy Prices Drop Nearly 24 Percent at Hospices Auction - First decrease in seven years for bellwether sale
Burgundians Crack Down on Mediocre Wines
Grapevine

Columns

The Allure of Wine
Natural Wines—Not
More American Than Ever

Auctions

Ports of Call - Price disparity offers significant value overseas 
"Grapes of Grief" Auction Raises Nearly $1 Million for WTC Victims
Christie's Auction House Splits With Zachys
Collectors Stick to Classics at Fall Sales - Records tumble under spirited bidding

The Buying Guide


The Buying Guide for this issue is available here.


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