April 30, 1996 TwentyYears of Wine History In 1976, when the first issue of Wine Spectator appeared, the wine world was a smaller, simpler place By Thomas Matthews Great wine came from France. You could find a few other European wines, mostly in ethnic restaurants--Chianti in a straw-bottomed fiasco in places that served spaghetti on red-and-white checkered tablecloths.
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