Where is wine headed in the 21st century? W&S queries an all-star cast of vintners, importers, restaurateurs and wine industry tastemakers for a glimpse into the future.
• California's Next Crop
Who are the winemakers to watch in the 21st century? Taylor Antrim talks and tastes with some of the brightest up-and-comers on the California wine scene.
• The Chalk Palette
The best Champagnes are all about the best vineyards, though few reveal the character of any one property. Rod Smith examines the rigorous, complex and ultimately enigmatic process of assembling a prestige cuvée.
• Party Time
How will you ring in the new millennium? David Lynch and Tara Q. Thomas round up expert entertainers to spark your plans. From an Alpine fireside dinner to an Aussie beach bash, W&S offers six parties for the New Year and beyond.
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