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In the Dec. 31, 2004 - Jan. 15, 2005 Issue

Top 100


Catching Up With ... Harold Olmo

Caviar Crisis - Avoid Caspian eggs now so that we'll have them in the future

Your Tax Dollars at Work - Scientists at the national laboratory center are trying to prevent fraud and adulteration in wine

Driven to Succeed - Randy and Debbie Lewis' big reds race to the top in Napa Valley

Former Colleagues Return With New Restaurants

A New Menu for Burgundy - The next generation of chefs is stirring up the staid restaurant scene

Wine into Words - New books give insights beyond the bottles

A Bubbly Party - Eminent chefs share recipes for sparkling wine canapes

The Power of Blending - Champagne delivers high quality non-vintage wines this season, along with stellar vintage releases

Best American Sparkling Wines - While California leads the pack, other states make strides with their sparkling wines

The Top 100 - Our annual roundup of the year's most exciting wines

Wine of the Year - Château Rieussec

Wine Spectator Top 100 2-100

Tasting the Earth - What impact does soil have on wine quality and character?


Contellation's Big Bang in Napa - Wine giant to acquire Mondavi for $1billion

In Chanson Fraud Case, Burgundy Goes on Trial

What a Waste! Grape Pomace Kills Harmful Bacteria


The World's Shakiest Vineyard

Winemakers Go the Full Monty

Taylor Fladgate Releases Old-Vine Ports From Quinta de Vargellas


The Top 100

The End is Near

My Wines of the Year

16 x No. 1


Auction Index Barely Budges, Edges up 0.6 - Scant movement still acheives new high

Zachy's First Los Angeles Auction Shatters Records

Share Our Strength Raises $225,000 At Annual Autumn Harvest Dinner


A Bubbly Party - Eminent chefs share recipes for sparkling wine canapés

The Buying Guide

The Buying Guide for this issue is available here.


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