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On-Premise "Wine Club" Issue

Below is a summary of issue #70, published in March/April 1999. This issue is available for purchase online by clicking "Add to Cart" below.


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Special Report

"Wine Clubs" are the latest rage in upscale restaurants. Why? We identify at least ten reasons in the exclusive report...

"Wine Club" Profiles: "The wine clubs at two wine destination restaurants are examined in depth. We show what they do, why, and what the results have been...

What's Special About...?

A profile of New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc, one of the world's greatest versions. A quick look at where it is being produced, what it tastes like, and top producers...

Wine Reviews

Gallo of Sonoma's excellent '97 Russian River Chardonnay is but a taste of wines to come from this winery (pg. 15)...Mark West is back on track with an excellent '97 Gewurztraminer (pg. 17)...Hogue Cellar's Genesis line of limited edition varietals includes several outstanding wines, Semillon, Riesling, and Gewurztraminer among them (pgs. 16, 17)...Peachy Canyon remains one of California's great "undiscovered" wineries...Chimney Rock is suddenly producing first-rate Napa Valley Cabernets (pg. 17)...Monterra's '96 Merlot is among the best moderately priced versions available (pg. 18)...Saintsbury's '96 Brown Ranch Pinot Noir is a blockbuster (pg. 18)...Mazzocco continues to excel with Zinfandel (pg. 17)...Chateau La Joya's '97 Merlot is a great value from Chile (pg. 20)...Josmeyer's '97 Gewurztraminer Folastries is exceptional (pg. 20)...'96 Chateau Haut-La Peyeyre is a top value red Bordeaux (pg. 20)...We predict that New Zealand's Marlborough district, already world-famous for its Sauvignon Blancs, will be even more famous for its superlative Pinot Noirs, in just a few years (pg. 23)...

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