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In the July 31, 2002 Issue

Napa Mavericks

Cover Story

Napa Mavericks - Seven trailblazers who followed their dreams


Feeedback: Opinions and Trends in Wine - Good Wine, Bad Glass
A Buyer's Market for Chardonnay - 2000 is a very good vintage, and prices are attractive
Boston International - New England's leading city boasts new restaurants that offer flamboyant flavors from all over the globe
Hot Stuff - From mild and fruity to downright scorching, chile peppers can make all kinds of foods tingle
The Problem With 2001 - Bordeaux's newest vintage shows promise, but concerns about pricing cloud its future
Planning the Perfect Picnic - For a relaxed afternoon in the grass, pack simple foods and easy-quaffing wines


Wine Spectator Uncorks Chicago - A thousand wine lovers sample selections from 200 wineries at the first-ever Grand Tour event


The Beauty of the Brasserie - With his collection of historic Parisian restaurants, Jean-Paul Bucher is succeeding as both curator and capitalist
The Monk Who Loved Gloria Swanson


Bordeaux First-Growths Slash 2001 Futures Prices - Consumers show little interest in the young wines, despite a quality vintage
California Bill to Restrict Wine Imports Stalls
More Wineries Are Taking Screw Caps for a Spin
Wine and Health - Wine Drinkers Less Likely to Catch Common Cold, Study Finds
2002 Harvest Snapshots: Highs And Lows in the Southern Hemisphere
New Wines, New Faces - From Baking Spices To Cabernet Franc


Rhymes With DRC
Taking Sides
Pioneers in the Vineyards


The Class of Claret - 1982 Bordeaux stands alone as it enters third decade
Hollywood's "Culinary Evening" Auction Masters the Million Mark
High End Lots Remain Buoyant Despite Stock Market's Volatility - Classics continue to raise paddles and California cult wines rebound
Frenzied Bidding Warms Up "The American Riviera"

The Buying Guide

The Buying Guide for this issue is available here.

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