February 1997

In This Issue:

Carmenère Rediscovered

The lost key to Bordeaux's great 19th century wines has been found in Chile, where viticulturists are unlocking the potential of carmenère, a classic variety now virtually extinct in the Médoc. Joshua Greene reports on the best wines made from carmenère and merlot.

Flavors of Thailand

Thai restaurants proliferate in North America, but a true taste of Thailand is difficult to recreate. Jeffrey Alford and Naomi Duguid consider what is authentic, and investigate the latest trend in sophisticated Bangkok restaurants: red wine.

Exporting Expertise

Australians plan to lead the global wine market in the 21st century, not only with wine, but with wine-growing consultants who sell their expertise throughout the New World and the Old. Report by Rod Smith.

Letter from Languedoc

One of France's oldest wine regions has been revitalized by varietal wines and top-quality small estates. Dakkan Abbe writes from a recent tour of southwest France. Doris Tobias contributes a winter meal to accompany Languedoc wines.


February Tasting Stats
Best Values Under $10
American New Releases
Imported New Releases