Best recent wine: Condrieu Les Terrasses de l'Empire 2001 (93, $29, 2,080 cases made)
Issue: December 15, 2002
Georges Vernay had no expectations that his daughter, Christine, would take over the 42-acre family domaine in Condrieu, because he had two sons. That was just fine with Christine, who liked her life in cosmopolitan Paris.
For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands December 15, 2002.