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In the March 31, 2005 Issue

The Great Cork Debate


Wine Talk: John Salley
A Brave New World of Cheddar - Americans are finally making cheddars that stand up to the British benchmark
Inside Wine: Water Hazards - Irrigating vines is a necessity for some, but a crime for others
Challengers and Incumbents in the Capital - New Washington restaurants represent a sophisticated constituency
Coming Home - Ed Sbragia's new wines are a tribute to his father
2003 Northern Rhônes - Top estates produced dense, exotic wines in this hot vintage, but watch out for inconsistency
The New Man At Mouton-Rothschild - Winemaker Phillipe Dhalluin plans to shake things up at the first-growth
Mouton's Departing Master
A Challenge for Bordeaux - In 2002, the top vintners triumphed over a difficult growing season
The Great Cork Debate
The Genie in the Bottle - The virtues of cork go beyond mere science
Cork's Time Has Passed - Twist-offs are a viable alternative to a marginal closure
The Science of Closures - Evaluating corks, twist-offs and other ways of preserving the quality of bottled wine
Sake Enters Western Wine Lists - Non-Asian restaurants are discovering a new trend for food
Sake for Beginners
Japanese Restaurants Break Away - Western and Japanese ingredients and wines are now shared in a fusion cuisine
Bridging East and West With Wine


A New Australian Colossus? - Foster's attempts a $2.3 billion takeover of rival Southcorp
Long Island Wine Retailer Charged With Futures Fraud
Earliest Evidence of Ancient Winemaking Found in China
Wine Spectator Ratings Now Available via Cell Phone
Alcohol Can't Be Blamed for Acid Reflux, Study Finds
New U.S. Dietary Guidelines Keep Stance on Drinking
The Tsunami's Wake


What to do About Corks?
Mondavi: Constellation's New Star?
Bespoke Wine
A Wine Collectors' Shoot-Out


Naples Takes Over Top Spot in 2004 - Charity wine auctions are stronger than ever
Worldwide Auctions Exceed the $100 Million Mark

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