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In the Aug. 31, 2004 Issue

Emeril Lagasse

Cover Story

Emeril Lagasse Keeps it Real - At home, the superstar chef indulges a passion for wine


Wine Talk: Federico Castelluccio

Napa Wine Auction Raises $5.3 Million - Annual charity event draws collectors and prominent vintners

Wine Spectator Parties Kick Off Napa Auction - The magazine's BYOB events brin out the best of Sonoma and Napa

Translating Florida and Italy - Three restaurants give a Calfornia twist to foreign cuisines

Pizza on the Grill - Take the top party food outside this summer

Good Service and How to Get It - Seven tips for successful dining

Rain in the Rhône - Though the 2002 vintage was largely a washout, 2003 promises better wines to come

Emeril Cooks With Wine in Mind - Five easy recipes show wine at its best

Our Award-Winning Wine Lists - As the economy heats up, restaurants gear up, and Wine Spectator's dining guide grows

Delmonico Steakhouse - Emeril's take on the Vegas steak house puts wine front and center

Bottega Del Vino - Northern Italy's temple to wine enjoyment

La Pergola - Grace and sophistication above Rome

Tru - Progress and tradition in Chicago


Online Wine Sellers Caught in a Sting - Massachusetts sues four retailers over illegal shipments of alcohol

Michelin's Turbulent Time - French restaurant inspector spills secrets in book, just as dining guide plans to change directors


Charlie Trotter Bustles With New Projects

Schramsberg Turns to Napa Cabernet

Grand Award Winner in Houston Closes

2004 Southern Harvest Snapshots - Quality is promising in many regions


Popping Corks With Emeril

Whining While Dining

The New 21st Century Purity


Building His Catalog - Actor and businessman John O'Hurley is ready to uncork a bottle

Wine Sales Blossom From Coast to Coast At Auction in May


Emeril Cooks With Wine in Mind - When Emeril Lagasse thinks about dinner, the chef and the wine lover get equal time.

The Buying Guide

The Buying Guide for this issue is available here.


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