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In the Dec. 31, 2001 Issue

The Top 100

Cover Story

Top 100 - Our annual roundup of the year's most exciting wines
1998 Ornellaia—Wine of the Year - Italy rises to the top for the second year in a row
Wine Spectator's Top 100 At A Glance
Top 100 Profiles - Sketches of the wineries that excelled with bottlings released this year
Triumph in New York City - The wine world reunites in the heart of Manhattan to elebrate the 20th anniversary of the Wine Experience
Blockbuster Bordeaux Provide Stunning Quality
Charlie Trotter's Food and Wine Pairings Put to the Test
California Benchmarks: Great Wines and Great Vintages
The Pros and Cons of Burgundy
Tasting Italy's Golden Vintage
1997 Reds Dominate Top 10


Serious Fruitcakes - Most of America's best fruitcakes come from—surprise—Texas
Switzerland's Surprising Wines - Long sheltered from competition, the Alpine nation's wines are now improving in quality
Back to Back Riches in Champgane - Outstanding 1996 and 1995 vintages offer contrasting styles
Gold Coast Tables - No connoisseur need go hungry or thirsty in the affluent
Feedback - Opinions and Trends in Wine To Ship (Direct) or Not to Ship (Direct)?
Wine Artifacts From Ancient Iran - Ceramics dating to the fifth millennium B.C. testify to wine's deep cultural roots in the Middle East

Food & Drink

Good Eggs - This holiday season, domestic caviars come to the rescue of the endangered Caspian Sea sturgeon


New Standards and Revamped Mainstays - Original books and reissues for every wine library


California Supermarkets Challenged On Wine-Rating Promotions - Some shelf tags carried scores that didn't match the wines being sold
Australia Shows Off Its Wine Regions In New Museum and Tasting Gallery
Wine and Health - Moderate Drinking May Improve Brain Health in Elderly, Study Finds
Aureole Chef Charlie Palmer Gives New Shine to Sonoma's Dining Scene
Founders of Napa's Cornerstone Cellars Split
New Wines New Faces - Living on the Viticultural Edge


The Waiting Game
Open Your Wallets
Triumph in New York City


Sharing the Passion - Harry Gill offers the stars of his private collection to his friends and guests
Rusty Staub's 10th Annual Auction Goes Deep in a Time of Need
Third Quarter Auction Index Holds Its Own - Fine-wine sales remain relatively strong despite uncertain economy

The Buying Guide

The Buying Guide for this issue is available here.

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