August 1999

In This Issue:

Sonoma Coast's Purple Gold Rush

The coastal highlands north and south of Jenner are home to some of California's most promising new pinot noir vineyards. Rod Smith traverses the ridges and backroads to get the juice.

Wine Women in the Woods

Burr Snider hikes the Sonoma coast with a pack of the county's top female winemakers and California back-country chef Carole Latimer, with tips on bringing wine and fine eats on your next woodland adventure.

Special Section: The Friulian Table

Friuli, Italy's northeastern frontier, is on the rise as a wine and food destination. W&S tours this blossoming region in search of stylish wines and hearty dishes.

Greek Revelations

The vines of the ancient world have re-emerged for the 21st century. Tara Q. Thomas returns from Santorini, Nemea and Naoussa with a report on the extraordinary new wines from three great Greek grapes.


August Tasting Stats
Top 10 Sauvignon Blanc
Best Values Under $10
American Sauvignon Blanc
American New Releases
Imported New Releases