#75: On-Premise Wine Forecast Issue

  • Special Report: What role will wine play on-premise in the next century?
  • Operation Profile: The Olive Garden Puts Wine On Center Stage.
  • Master Sommelier Survey
  • 161 Wines Recommended


Below is a summary of Restaurant Wine magazine issue #75, published in Jan/Feb 2000. This issue is available for purchase online by clicking “Add to Cart” below.

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Special Report

What role will wine play on-premise in the next century? Publisher Ronn Wiegand, who has more than 30 years of restaurant experience, makes seven bold predictions about wine in restaurants in the next 15 years…

Operation Profile

The Olive Garden puts wine on center stage. This 464 unit Italian restaurant company (owned and operated by Darden Restaurants, Inc.) has made a significant investment in wine and wine training to boost sales and guest satisfaction…

Master Sommelier Survey

What wines will 6 American Master Sommeliers focus more carefully upon in their operations in 2000? Read about it here….

Wine Reviews

161 leading recommended wines, including: 1997 vintage Portos…Bargetto, one of California’s unheralded wineries…Gallo of Sonoma’s ’97 Chardonnay (pg. 14)…California late harvest wines, specifically those from Chappellet, Navarro, and Swanson (pg. 15)…Altamura’s ’96 Cabernet (pg. 15)…BV’s ’97 Zinfandel(pg. 17)…Duckhorn’s ’97 Paraduxx pg. 17)…Bianchi’s ’98 Elsa Malbec (pg. 18)…Staatsweinguter Kloster Eberbach’s 1998 Rieslings (pg. 20)…Tuscan reds from Nozzole and Montegrossi in 1995, Frescobaldi in 1996, and Ama and Poggerino in 1997 (pgs. 22)…1998 Chardonnays from Brancott, Goldwater, and Jackson Estate (pg. 23)…New Zealand reds from Kim Crawford and Matariki(pg. 23)…