December 1997

In This Issue:

Fifty Wines for Holiday Gift Giving

What to give to friends, family, clients, the boss... W&S critics Robert Finigan and Joshua Greene recommend fifty great choices, each with a story to tell on the gift card.

Water, Weather & Wood

Michael Jackson considers the influence of three essential elements on the flavor of single malt Scotch. A W&S panel deconstructs these elements in a companion tasting.

Cooking for the Cru

Chef Roberto Donna of Washington, DC's Ristorante Galileo creates an authentic Piedmontese feast to showcase the great cru wines of Italy's Piedmont. Tom Maresca reports under a shower of white truffles.

The Changing Face of Burgundy

The new generation in the Côte d'Or has started a revolution in the vineyards and cellars. By Clive Coates MW.

Champagne Dosage, How Sweet It Is

The final step in the méthode Champenoise, dosage is the invisible element of house style. By Rod Smith.


December Tasting Stats
Best Values Under $10
Champagne Buyers Guide
Bordeaux 1994
American New Releases
Imported New Releases