In the Oct. 15, 2002 Issue

Direct Shipping, California Values

Features

First Nation Fruit - In British Columbia, a Native tribe turns grapes into gold

America's Nut - The pecan, indigenous to the United States, is showing up on menus across the country

Triumph at Taillevent - Jean-Claude Vrinat has the longest winning streak in Paris

Second City Helpings - Three new Chicago restaurants showcase the city's talent for self-renewal

Feedback: Opinions and Trends in Wine - Who Says Sommeliers Have No Taste?

Memorable Merlots - The 1999 vintage shows how admirable this wine can be

Washington's Cabernet Appeal - As vintners hone their approach to terrior, the big reds show their stuff

California's Best Wines for $15 or Less - 125 bottles that can't be beat for their quality-to-price ratio

The Wine Wars: Tide Turns in Direct Shipping - Wine lovers across the nation are winning hard-fought battles to secure the right to buy the wines they want

News

California's Bittersweet 2002 Harvest - This year's huge crop could hurt growers, but be a boon for consumers

Grapevine

Grand Award Winner in Canada Puts Huge Wine Cellar Up for Sale

China Opens Its Doors to International Wines

Wine and Health - White Wine May Improve Lung Health, Study Finds

U.S. Wine Consumption Up 1 Percent, Italian Pinot Grigio Now Top Wine Import

UNESCO Declares Tokay a World Heritage Site

British Columbia to Privatize Wine and Liquor Sales

Columns

Let's Lighten-Up Over Direct Shipping

Blending the Rules

Why Size Matters

Auctions

The Other T-Word

Presidentail Provenance - The White House lobbyist knows his way around congress and a wine cellar

Nashville Wine Auction Paced by Largest Single Bid

Grateful Dead Commemoratives Highlight Annual KCBX Auction

The Buying Guide

The Buying Guide for this issue is available here.

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