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In the Jan. 31 - Feb. 28, 2005 Issue

Editor's Picks

Features

Wine Talk: Jim Belushi
Classic Chili - An all-American dish born on the campfire
Cru and Bottega del Vino - Two new Manhattan restaurants center the dining experience around wine
Syrah's Banner Year - In 202, Rhône Valley grapes star in California
Local Favorites in Piedmont - To find the best trattorias, follow the winemakers
The Great, the Good and the Ugly in Piedmont - Snap up the 2000 Nebbiolos, choose carefully in 2001 and forget about 2002
A New Force in Barolo - A classic debut for Barbaresco's La Spinetta
Editor's Picks 2005 - A worldwide roundup, accompanied by new and expanded vintage charts
Time Traveling - Vintage charts assess quality and offer a time frame to enjoy the fruits of the harvest
Alsace - Two fine vintages to choose from
Argentina - Back-to back success
Australia - 2002 vintage delievers balanced wines, good values
Bordeaux - 2001 is a sleeper vintage
Burgundy - Both reds and whites excel in 2002
California Cabernet - To find the best, head for Napa
California Chardonnay - Strength lies in diversity
California's Bounty - There's a world of wine beyond Cabernet and Chardonnay
Champagne - A choice of styles
Chile - Bet on the odd-number vintages
Germany - A double play yields distinctive styles
Loire Valley - Grab 2002 while you can
Oregon - PInot Noir hits the sweet spot in 2002
Rhone Valley - Search for 2000 and 2001
South Africa - Rapid progress spotlights Syrah
Spain - Focus on 2001
Tuscany - In 2001, Sangiovese excelled
Vintage Port - Waiting for 2003
Global Survey - A wide world of flavor
Sweet Home Chicago - The 2004 California Wine Experience unites generations of winemakers and wine lovers
The Mentzelopoulos Years at Château Margaux
The Top 10 Tasting
Celebrity Chefs Smack Down
Shafer's Silver Anniversary
Barolo's 100-Point Vintage
Eight Top Syrahs From Around the World
Legendary Tokaji Tasting
Red, White and Blues Brothers

News

High Court Hears Wine-Shipping Cases - Justices question restrictions in Michigan and New York
Court Convicts Three Men in Burgundy Fraud Trial
Grapevine
2004 Vintage Report Card
Wine Spectator School Offers Bordeaux Course
Research Links Red Wine to Healthier Lungs
In San Francisco, an Automat for Wine

Columns

Moving Targets
Fear vs. Conviction
Classic Twins
Editor's Picks and Vintage Charts

Auctions

Raising a Cup - Hockey Hall of Famer Ray Bourque skates on for wine
Dollars Fly as Bidders Seek to Secure Rarities - As fewer bottlings of older vintages appear, paddles in the air increase

The Buying Guide


The Buying Guide for this issue is available here.


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