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In the July 31, 2004 Issue



A Year of Destiny - The 2002 California Chardonnays are sensational

California Chardonnay 2002: $12 or - There are fine California Chardonnays at every price level

Mark Aubert - Racing to stardom

Paul Hobbs - Centered in Sonoma

Martinelli - Changing with the times

Magnificent Wines From a Flawless Vintage - Piedmont's Barolo delivers on its promise in 2000

Perfection in Piedmont - Five wines from the 2000 vintage score 100 points in Wine Spectator's blind tastings

Canada Finds its Napa - British Columbia's emerging Okanagan Valley has the makings of a serious wine region

Urbane Texas - Houston's sophisticated food and friendly wine pricing put the oil capital in the top rank

Nuts for Peanuts - An American icon gets spread on bread and mixed into Thai sauces

New Wines New Faces: Eric Texier

Second Helpings - When it comes to rating restaurants, judgement is more than a matter of taste

The Grand Tour Rolls Again - Wine Spectator's third annual series of tastings brings winemakers and wine lovers together

Changing of the Guard at Yquem - Famed Sauternes estate replaces family manager with head of Cheval-Blanc

An Insider's Perspective




Terlato Wins Wine Award

New Bar Gives Enophiles Reason to Smile

Take Sunlight, Add Red Wine, Get More Power

Chalone Could Become Private in New Venture by Three Wine Companies

High Court to Hear Wine-shipping Case

A Bit of Bordeaux in British Columbia

France Debates 'Super Appellations' In Bid to Win Back Wine Drinkers



Price Check on Cabernet

Leaving the Dream

Chardonnay and Barolo


The Bigger the Better - Large-format bottles attract attention at auction and at parties

California Winemasters Reaches New Heights

The Buying Guide

The Buying Guide for this issue is available here.


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