#93: Restaurant Wine Awards Issue

  • Special Feature: Award Winner
  • Winemaker of the Year
  • 149 Wines Recommended


Below is a summary of Restaurant Wine magazine issue #93, published in Jan/Feb 2003. This issue is available for purchase online by clicking “Add to Cart” below.

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Featured in This Issue

Special Feature

Award Winner. This Master Sommelier joined the staff at The Breakers in November 2000 and has had an extremely positive impact on its overall wine program. Wine sales at the resort were up 15% in 2002, and server training was intensified. But this is just the beginning of her accomplishments.

Winemaker of the Year

We turn our attention to this medium-sized Sonoma County winery, which is producing some of the best value, quality varietals in California, from its Sonoma Valley Zinfandel to its wonderful single vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon. We detail nine elements that have helped this winery thoroughly upgrade its wines and its reputation.

Wine Reviews

149 recommended wines. Highlights include several outstanding fortified wines (Madeiras and Portos); the first Chardonnay release from HdV; seven excellent 1999 Cabernets; a terrific $7 (retail/bottle) Central Coast Pinot Noir; fine new releases from Argentina; great values from Chile & Italy; and several New Zealand white wines.