In the May 15, 2002 Issue

Italy's Great Vacation Resorts

Cover Story

Italy - The Enchanted Islands

    Venice - An Orchestra of Islands

    Sardinia - A Rocky Island Becomes a Jet Set Retreat

Features

Australia Wins With Its White Wines - The country better known for big reds makes world-class Chardonnays and dessert wines, too

Raw Deal - If you like sashimi, you may be ready for seviche, carpaccio and steak tartare

Los Angeles Rebound - A diverse crop of new restaurants brings fresh energy to town

Rare Wines, Innovative Chefs, Ultimate Luxury - Truffle lunches, 100-year-old Bordeaux and 10-dish dinners are only part of the annual Masters of Food & Wine

A Turn Toward Refined Elegance - Vintners in South Australia are pioneering a new style of wines

South Africa's Newfound Value - Distinctive wines that offer plenty of flavor despite recent ups and downs

Inside Wine: Filtration - How winemakers produce wines that are clear and microbiologically stable

Feedback: Opinions and Trends in Wine - Bubbly Breaks Out

    Tasting Reports

News

British Bankers Lose Jobs Over Pétrus Dinner - $62,700 wine tab for rare vintages was just too much

Grapevine

Leading Port Houses Declare 2000 Vintage

English Scientists Claim to Uncover How Red Wine Reduces Heart Disease

Top Bordeaux Chef Ousted by Partner

Pennsylvania and Maryland Ease Restrictions on Wine Shipping

New Wines, New Faces: Napa Vintners Fly an Unexpected Route

Columns

Great Restaurants Rise in Hawaii

A Screwy Solution

First Person Obsessive

What's Your Pleasure?

Auctions

Beauty Comes With Age - Magnificent 1991 California Cabernets stand the test of time

Prices Dip at Sixth Napa Barrel Auction - Bidders don't hesitate to pay well above retail prices

The Buying Guide

The Buying Guide for this issue is available here.

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