April 2000

In This Issue:

Destination Restaurants

From Alsace to Zinfandel, W&S travels to a dozen top restaurants where a passion for regional wines or spirits drives aficionados to their doors.

Napa's Chardonnay Survivors

As the Napa Valley has evolved, many of its chardonnay vines have migrated to the cool soils of Carneros. Rod Smith considers the upper-valley chardonnays that survived replanting and continue to thrive.

Once Bitten

David Schildknecht got the gruner veltliner bug five years ago, but he's no longer alone. What is it that's so seductive and beguiling about Austria's native white?

Fire & Spice

Which wines can handle curry? Bill St. John breaks out his mortar, pestle and corkscrew in search of answers.

Dot.Com Diners

Where are today's young Internet moguls eating, and which wines are they drinking? Taylor Antrim wines and dines with the cell phone-and-laptop set.

Exclusive Feature
The W&S 11th Annual Restaurant Poll


April Tasting Stats
Top 10 Chardonnays
Best Values Under $10
American Chardonnay
Vintage Port 1997
American New Releases
Imported New Releases