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Vintage Port: The most aristocratic Ports are back in a big way, with great wines from '91 and '92

Issue: January 31, 1996

January 31, 1996 Wine Spectator Yearbook Vintage Port The most aristocratic Ports are back in a big way, with great wines from '91 and '92 By James Suckling Vintage Port aficionados had a lot to be happy about last year.

For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands January 31, 1996.

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In Good Spirits: All you ever wanted to know about top-of-the-line Bourbon, Scotch, vodka, gin and Cognac
When It's Good to Have Picky Friends
Tops in Texas: After an 18-month hiatus, Tony's in Houston has reopened with old favorites and modern touches
Tasting Tawny Port: Challenging to make, wonderful to drink after the meal
Don't Forget 1993 Bordeaux: A good year for Bordeaux, especially in Pomerol and St.-Emilion, and not too expensive
Harvest Report: First Look at 1995 Vintage
South Africa: Revolutionary changes in government are reflected in dramatically good new wines
Tuscany: A scattering of unimpressive vintages is redeemed by superb Brunello di Montalcino
Australia: Shiraz, Chardonnay and now Cabernet are exploding onto the American scene
California Cabernet Sauvignon: The Fishing is Very Good, With Three Fine Vintages Waiting To Be Caught
California Sauvignon Blanc: Better-balance means good wines at reasonable prices from all over the state
Red Burgundy: The best winemakers showed their skill by outwitting Mother Nature in 1993
California Zinfandel: A surprisingly good 1993 vintage yielded pure, balanced wines and new entries
Piedmont: Fruity Dolcetto and hearty Barbera fill in for Barolo and Barbaresco
Spain: An outstanding Year for red wines from Rioja, Ribera del Duero and Priorato
South America: A horse race for high quality in Chile and a champion from Argentina
Washington & Oregon: Small volume equals high quality in Washington; Pinot Noir is Oregon's leader
White Burgundy: The two current vintages are good, but we prefer ripe-tasting 1994s over 1993s
California Chardonnay: Great choices from three vintages--1992, 1993 and 1994--make the shopping easy
California Merlot: With the supple 1992 vintage to buy, and new stars to watch, it was a good year
Rhone Valley: As the home for hearty reds endures so-so vintages, look for values, not collectibles
California Pinot Noir: 1993 was good, not great, but be ready for better 1994s coming early this year
Bordeaux: 1992 offered little to cheer about, making the soon-to-arrive 1993s look good

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