February 1999
 




In This Issue:

Mario Batali's Game Plan

Looking for a higher class of snack for the big game? Mario Batali, host of the Food Network's Molto Mario and the co-owner of Po and Babbo in New York City, shares some simple Italian recipes with weekend warrior David Lynch. Babbo co-owner Joe Bastianich brings the wine.


Dueling Ginjos

American sake has taken a step up to ginjo▄but do the producers have the resources they need to compete with the best from Japan? Taylor Antrim reports.


Chile Gets Serious

A new generation of chateau-style wineries is emerging in Chile, aiming to make a statement about Chilean terroir. With Chilean cabernets now hitting the $60 mark, Joshua Greene asks: Are they worth it?


Dining Around Sydney

Sydney's world-class restaurant scene will finally get the attention it deserves when the 2000 Olympics pull into town. Rod Smith previews the excitement with a report on where to dine in "The Big Smoke."




Sumptuous Rhône Whites

Rhône whites are some of France's sexiest wines. Tara Q. Thomas travels from Condrieu to Avignon to find out how the French enjoy them with food.

The Ascent of Malbec

Bordeaux's cast-off grape is flourishing in Argentina, and the wine world has taken notice. Tara Q. Thomas discovers a vibrant international community in Mendoza working towards a great future for malbec.


PLUS:


How To Taste Wines
Basic Wine Styles
Wine & Seafood
Porto
Tuscan Wines
Sparkling Wines