The Merlot Phenomenon
Does the world's hottest red wine really deserve the attention?
Issue: August 31, 1998
The afternoon wind is howling beneath the Golden Gate Bridge as local windsurfers rig their sails and pull on their wet suits to brave the whitecapped swells of San Francisco Bay. As the group readies to skim across the churning blue water, the conversation turns to wine.
For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands August 31, 1998.