#85: International Wine Issue

  • Special Report: The World's Best Wine Values
  • Operation Profile: Scottsdale, Arizona Restaurant
  • 182 Wines Recommended


Below is a summary of Restaurant Wine magazine issue #85, published in Sept/Oct 2001. This issue is available for purchase online by clicking “Add to Cart” below.

Buy This Issue:

An electronic PDF of this issue will be emailed to you upon receipt of payment.

Featured in This Issue

Special Report

The World’s Best Wine Values: In part 2 of this series, we select the “second ten” best wine values available in the USA, from Spanish Tempranillo to California Syrah. Includes dozens of recently recommended producers.

Operation Profile

This wine destination restaurant in Scottsdale, Arizona highlights the lighter (as opposed to serious) side of wine. But don’t let its name or its manner fool you. The restaurant features 25 wines by the glass, 13 wine flights, and more than 1,200 wines (from 20 countries) on its wine list. Truly a wine program without borders.

Wine Reviews

The focus is on value-182 wines from 8 countries, including 52 ***** (5-star) wines, including one of the best California Roses we have tasted (pg. 14); ’98 Napa Cabernet Sauvignon which is actually better than the ’97 (pg 14); a handful of superb Australian Shirazs (pg. 18); exceptional Merlots & Cabernet Sauvignons from Chile (pg 18); top value Sangiovese-based wines from Italy (pg. 20); fine Douro reds from Portugal (pg. 23); and delicious Tempranillo-based wines from Spain.