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In the Oct. 31, 2004 Issue

Wine Collecting

Features

New Wines, New Faces: Kingston Family Vineyards

The Grana Clan - Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese has some compelling relatives

A Florentine Resistance - Fabio Picchi is reinventing Tuscan cuisine

Chicago's Next Wave - Chefs are meeting the demand for sophisticated food without attitude

Tuscany's Red Treasures - The 2001 vintage puts Sangiovese in the spotlight as vintners squeeze as much quality as possible into the bottle

Monumental Masseto - Ornellaia's perfect Merlot from Bolgheri

Bold Reds from the South of France - Blends based on Syrah or Mourvèdre offer distinctive flavors and plenty of value

Beginner's Guide to Wine Collecting

The Passion to Buy and Store the Best - How occasional drinkers turn into collectors

$8,000 Prototypes - Four cellars map different collecting strategies

Acquisition Options - When it comes to stocking your cellar, the local wine shop is only the beginning

Protecting Your Assets - To build or buy?

Maintaining Your Cellar - Your wine collection changes with every bottle bought or consumed

Concentration Methods - Water out of wine

News

Montelena Battles "Cellar Funk" - TCA taint in prominent Napa winery forces a renovation

Red-Wine Compound May Increase Longevity, Study Finds

West Coast Harvest Kicks Off Early

Grapevine

Is a Sale in Mondavi's Future? Family to Reduce Control of Winery

Chillin' Out: New System Preserves Opened Wine

Columns

Becoming a Wine Collector

Brett: Love It or Filter It

Wine Viagra

Auctions

Masters of Merlot - Masseto and Pétrus face off in Florence

California Spirit Raises $950,000 for American Cancer Society

The Buying Guide

The Buying Guide for this issue is available here.

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