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In the April 30, 1996 Issue

20th Anniversary


Banner Year For Zinfandel: About the only sour note for 1994 is that these bright, lush wines are often scarce and rising in price
Raw Pleasures: A guide to sushi, the "aristocrat of fast food," with sushi bar reviews
Reviews: Videos: A Winemaker ShowsHow to Make Wine
Napa Valley's Rock 'n' Roll Vintners
Marvin Shanken Looks BackAt 20 Years of Wine Spectator
As They Saw It: Say what you will about the past 20 years in wine--and then listen to the people who made it happen
In Memoriam: 10 Vintners Who Shaped the Modern Wine World
TwentyYears of Wine History: In 1976, when the first issue of Wine Spectator appeared, the wine world was a smaller, simpler place
Twenty Years of Wine History: 1970s: California Stuns France In Parisian Wine Tasting
Twenty Years of Wine History: 1990s: A New Plague Attacks Wine
We've Changed But So Have You: By James Laube
On a wing, a prayer and dad's car
Between the Headlines: The biggest story of the last 20 years is the revolution in wine quality that knowledgeable consumers started
People Who Made A Difference: Wine producers who innovated, perfected, promoted and led the international campaign for higher-quality wine


Trailblazing Burgundy Négociant to Make Rhône Wines
New Santa Barbara Vintner Plans Rhône Varietals
Burgundy Vintner Looks toThe South of Francefor More Pinot Noir
Chablis Négociant To BuildNew Winery in the Midi
Michelin Three-Star Promotionand Demotion in Paris
Mondavi Buys KeySanta Barbara Vineyard
Kendall-Jackson to PlantMore Vineyards in Sonoma
Former NASA Test Pilot Launches Outstanding Chardonnay
Yquem, Romanée-Conti Tastings Share Stage At Masters of Food and Wine


Clueless in Carneros
Que Syrah, Syrah
The Truth Will Out


The World Series of Bordeaux: Tasting 102 wines from the famed 1961 vintage
Twenty Years of Wine History: 1980s: Mondavi and Rothschild Form An All-Star Team


Fast and Flavorful - Make soup and a stew in 30 minutes, and match them with wines to savor

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