#81: Restaurant Wine Awards Issue

  • Wine Marketer of the Year
  • Winemaker of the Year
  • 157 Wines Recommended


Below is a summary of Restaurant Wine magazine issue #81, published in Jan/Feb 2001. This issue is available for purchase online by clicking “Add to Cart” below.

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Featured in This Issue

Wine Marketer of the Year

This Master Sommelier runs the world’s grandest wine program at this mega-resort. We detail how he established the wine program here and what he has done to fine-tune it in the interim. A behind the scenes look at a remarkable person in a remarkable position.

Winemaker of the Year

We single out an individual who is currently making the best Chardonnays in California (or the western hemisphere, for that matter). This article details 19 quality-related elements which influence the production of great (as opposed to merely good) California Chardonnay.

Wine Reviews

157 wines recommended from eight countries. Highlights include: the best Sauvignon Blanc yet produced by this esteemed Napa Valley winery; an outstanding Mourvedre from this Sonoma County winery; eight top value reds from Argentina; more than a dozen excellent 1999 German Rieslings; and wonderful red and white wines from New Zealand.