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Dear Readers,

The Wine Curmudgeon is back with a little more good news (another court victory for free enterprise) and always more bad news. Catch his grumbling.

Jim Wallace's Online Report is very timely, it's all about finding wine stuff on the Internet.

Patrick Campbell takes on the drunk driving vs drinking and driving issue as part of The Small Vintner column.

Elisabeth Holmgren's Health & Social Issues Report takes a little different twist reporting on the Vegetarian Diet Pyramid, which includes moderate wine consumption.

Then there's a couple of guest appearances, including excerpts from Bill MacIver's testimony to the California joint committee on wine and interstate shipping and James Baxter's (Baxter is president of the National Motorists Assoc.) essay titled Just Say No, which refers to what you should say if a police officer asks permission to search your vehicle.

A new contributor to The Wine Trader team, Melvin Michaelson, is on the travel beat this issue, with everything you need to know about visiting Yellowstone In Winter and Sandi Wechsler describes The Cobblestone Inn in beautiful Carmel in The Lodgings Report.

In The Book Report, Maurice Sullivan has lots of good recommendations for wine books, CDs and even cookbooks, while P.S. McCown zeros in on a book devoted to a great cheese, Parmigiano! in The Cookbook Corner.

Fred Dame, The Master Sommelier, gives us his annual Top 20 Dining Experiences column, focusing on the sommeliers and wine service, of course.

Pearson C. Trent III talks about mushrooms in the Wining & Dining section. And there's more, including a W.I.N.O. Newsletter section, some very tasty Letters to the Editor...just keep clicking those pages.

- The Staff


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