In the Nov. 15, 2003 Issue

California Cabernet

Cover Story

California Cabernet's Split Decision - A few stars shine in 2000, but overall quality is variable

Features

Wine Talk: Jon Favreau

Gold Rush in Toro - Spain's hottest wine region boasts big names, big money and big wines

Rutherglen's Unique Sweet Wines - An Australian region struggles to preserve its singular heritage

Roussillon in a New Light - This rustic Mediterranean region is bringing wine and dining up to date

Pigs, Salt & Glory - For generations, Carnicas Joselito has made the best vured hams in Spain

The Pleasures of La Pergola - A rooftop restaurant in Rome provides elevated cuisine and views across the Eternal City

California Sangiovese Losing Ground - Despite high hopes, Tuscany's prime red rarely thrives in the Golden State

The Entrepreneur and the Ambassador - Craig and Kathryn Hall make an investment as big as Texas in Napa Valley

A World in a Cellar - Enoteca Pinchiorri in Florence is home to an amazing array of wine

Decanting - Aeration -- friend and enemy of wine

Greece's Enduring Wine Heritage

Boutique Chocolate - New companies think small and aim high, with quality at a premium

    People

    Francis Ford Coppola - The Oscar-winning film director earns Wine Spectator's Distinguished Service Award

News

California Winery Woes: From Boom to Bankruptcy - In hard times, some producers choose Chapter 11

Grapevine

New Closures Still Provide the Pop

Wine Spectator School Launches New California Cabernet Course

Chilean Vintner Shows Horse sense With Two Outstanding New Wines

Federal Appeals Court Nixes Michigan's Wine-Shipping Ban

Foie Gras Vandals Prompt Chefs to Reexamine Menus

Columns

Cabernet Roller Coaster

Cabernet's Glut and Merlot's Slump

If I Were Building a Cellar Now

Screw Cap Closures for Red Wine

Germany's Dry Revolution

Auctions

Holding Their Own - At age 10, the 1993 California Cabernets are mature and complex

Opening Act - Corkscrews create a market beyond their everyday use

The Buying Guide

The Buying Guide for this issue is available here.

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