Vol. S, No. 2
The Wine Curmudgeon
The Master Sommelier |
Health & Social Issues
Lodgings Report |
Cookbook Corner |
Travel Trader |
The Book Report
W.I.N.O. News |
Free Wine & Food Publications |
Guest Writer: Todd Franklin
Guest Writer: Dan Berger |
Guest Writer: Lew Purdue
This issue of The Wine Trader has all the usual features plus several special articles by
featured contributors. We think you're going to like it.
- The Staff
- The Wine Curmudgeon is doing his usual grousing and griping,
but there is a little ray of sunshine.
Dan Berger, the L.A. Times Syndicate columnist, contributor to virtually every wine publication in
America at one time or another and author of his own newsletter titled Vintage Experiences,
discusses the problems with, and lack of meaning for, the term "Reserve."
A new regular features comes from Lew Purdue, author of Wine Investment News, and is
titled the Investors's Report. Purdue will keep you informed on
publicly traded wineries.
Reprinted with permission from the journal of the National Motorists Association is a wonderful piece
titled "MADD Earns The 1998 Highway Robbery Award" by Todd Franklin.
In The Health & Social Issues Report, Elisabeth Holmgren has lots of good news for everyone,
and it's all about more new studies verifying wine's healthful, life-extending properties.
P.S. McCown reviews two books in The Cookbook Corner, one frivolous
and one very serious.
Fred Dame, The Master Sommelier, gets out of the restaurant and into the winery, with advice on
"do's" and "don'ts" of being a winery visitor, plus the usual five nominations for best sommeliers.
The Book Report by Maurice Sullivan is pretty eclectic this time, with
several travel guides, the new Rovert Parker CD ROM, a comprehensive Tequila guide and
even a work of fiction.
Sandi Wechsler is all over this issue, with her Lodgings Report and
The Travel Trader lead story, and lodging tips from the Sierra Nevadas
to the Eastern seaboard.
The W.I.N.O Newsletter contains reports from three chapters this issue, Ventura County,
Napa-Sonoma and Carson Valley.
There are Letters, of course, and appropriate responses.
As always you'll find our listings of other Wine & Food Publications
and more, more, more.
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Contributors: Gerald Asher, Patrick Campbell, Fred Dame, Steve Gross, Elizabeth Holmgren, Charles
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