August 2002 Issue

 

August Tastings

August Tasting Stats

Top Ten Sauvignon Blanc

Best Values Under $10

American Sauvignon Blanc

South African Sauvignon Blanc

Greek Wines

Vinho Verde

American New Releases

Imported New Releases

In This Issue:

 
The Real Margarita
No strawberries, no mangoes, no mixes, no slush: David Lynch gets the low-down from top Tequila experts on this classic cocktail.


 
Out of Athens
Tara Q. Thomas tours the wine routes of the Peloponnesus, an ancient land of fresh whites and powerful reds.


The Once and Future King
Some of the most sought-after wines of Southern Italy come from the ancient grape Aglianico - Tom Maresca talks to the winemakers who've brought it back, out of the mists of its Roman past.


 
The Red Wine Cuisine of Campania
From its wild coastline to its wooded hills, Campania offers a rich trove of tastes. Diane Darrow offers recipes and recommendations.


 
Mountain Red
Top Sonoma names like Peter Michael, Pride Mountain and Laurel Glen are making some of their best wines ever, from vineyards high above the valley floor. Jordan Mackay investigates.


 
Sauvignon
Rod Smith heads to the southern tip of the world, where ambitious South African winemakers are extracting flavor from stone - and the tool they use is sauvignon blanc.