For Bernard Portet, returning to his native France to oversee winemaking at Domaine de Nizas in the Languedoc was a bit like starting over. A veteran of more than three decades of work at Clos du Val winery in California's Napa Valley, Portet, 56, had to learn the intricate rules governing French winemaking.
For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands March 31, 2002.
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
New! Ratings Flash