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


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

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