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In the Nov. 15, 2002 Issue

1999 California Cabernet


The Tastes of 007 - James Bond revels in beautiful women, fast cars and the very best in food and drink

Steak Out - Be it fiet mignon or porterhouse, top quality steaks are easy to find via mail order

New Directions in South Africa - The country's top young winemakers look to the world for inspiration

Feedback: Opinions and Trends in Wine - What We Drink When We Don't Drink Wine

New Course for Chardonnay King - Australia's Brian Croser takes on new ventures in his homeland and the Pacific Northwest

From Silicon Valley to Vineyards Near Bombay - Rajeev Samant wants to make great wine in India

Robert Lavine's Vineyard Quest - Establishing a new environmental ethic at California's Santa Margarita Ranch

Ralph Steadman's Deep Drink - The gonzo artist's life with wine

Wine at Internet Speed - Ted Leonsis lives well, loves wine and counts himself a lucky soul

A Shipshape Cellar - Florida collector Bob Dickinson organizes his wines for optimum drinking

Napa's Grand Cru - Pritchard Hill, on the valley's rugged eastern fringe, is home to profound Cabernets

1999 California Cabernet's Stellar Quality - Near-perfect growing conditions lead to another great vintage

World Cabernets for $15 Or Less - Value-priced wines from outside California offer high quality and distinctive flavors

Caldwell Vineyards - Clandestine route to success in Coombsville

Hartwell Vineyard - Taking a prized site to new heights of quality

Ladera Vineyards - From Chardonnay to Cabernet on Howell Mountain

Harlan's New Bond - A perfectionist vintner sees room to grow

The New Mediterranean - Exciting restaurants and outstanding wines are drawing travelers to Tarragona, on Spain's eastern coast

Sulfites - These controverisal preservatives are critical to winemaking


Beaulieu Vineyard's Red Wine Woes - Tests show many BV reds have high levels of TCA; cellar contamination may be the cause


Hail in Piedmont Dashes Hopes of 2002 Barolo

Deluge Devastates Southern Rhône, Languedoc at Start of Harvest

Founder of Grand Award—Winning Bern's Steak House Dies

Wine Spectator School Offers Courses Online


King of the Cabernets

Bush to White Wine: Drop Dead

Champagne Is More Than Bubbles

Can You Tell Red From White?

California Cabernet's Magical Decade


Music to His Ears - World-renowned flutist Sir James Galway likes a glass of Bordeaux at the end of the day

V Foundation Wine Celebration Eclipses $2 Million Mark

10th Annual Dallas Wine Auction Hits High Note for Opera

Bidders Appear Unfazed by Trembling Economy as Hammers Fall at High Rate - U.S. outpaces Europe; classic Bordeaux and Burgundy remain in demand

Inside Bordeaux at Auction

Determining Factors - It's not always what's inside that matters

Montsant on the Map - Near Priorat, Spain's newest wine region is making its mark; four producers lead the way

The Buying Guide

The Buying Guide for this issue is available here.


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