Wine is like life -- not every vintage has a happy ending. In the marginal northerly climate of France's Loire Valley, vintners gamble with the weather every year. In 1998, 1999 and 2000, most of them lost.
For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands August 31, 2001.
Do you have a Wine Spectator magazine subscription? Save 50% on your Online Membership right now!
Sips & Tips | Wine & Healthy Living
Video Theater | Collecting & Auctions