April 2004

April 2004 Tastings

Letter from the Editor

Tasting Introduction

Shopper's Guide

Year's Best Chardonnay

Top Values

Chardonnay

Austria

Tuscany

Castilla y León

American New Releases

Imported New Releases

 

In This Issue:

15th Annual Wine & Spirits Restaurant Poll
What are the most popular wines at America's most popular restaurants? W&S's exclusive annual report tracks best sellers and up-and-comers alike.

Destinations
Wine Country. Italian Regional Cuisine. BYOB Nights. Peruvian Cuisine. W&S visits twenty great restaurant destinations for those who love wine.

Iberian Harmonies
Spain is hotter than ever, and what's Spanish food without cheese and wine? Ray Isle assembles a tasting of some of the best.

Native Uprising
In Italy, ancient varieties are the latest thing. Tom Maresca talks to top winemakers to find out why.

Natural Selections
Do all roads lead to France? Rod Smith traces the vineyard sources of some of California's most distinctive chardonnays.

Chefs & Collectors
Melissa Clark opens the cellar doors on a new trend - when private wine collections end up on restaurant wine lists.