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In the June 30, 2005 Issue

First Growths of Bordeaux


Bordeaux Struggles in 2004 - An inconsistent vintage shows a few stars, but the futures market is soft
Bordeaux's Bible - The 1855 Classification celebrates its 150th anniversary
Château Haut-Brion - The Original First-Growth
Château Latour - A Tower of Strength
Château Margaux - Awakening a Sleeping Beauty
Château Mouton-Rothschild - Determined to Be First
Château Lafite Rothschild - Perseverance and Pleasure
Cutting it Finer in Willamette Valley
Hudson Valley Dining - Two new restaurants draw from the regional bounty
Making a Stink Over Terroir
Oregon Pinots Push the Envelope - The hot 2003 vintage delivers extreme styles, while 2004 promises high quality
Oregon Tunes In to Chardonnay
Head of the Class - Bordeaux's five first-growths set the standard for red wines around the world
Progress at Portugal's Table - The Douro still leads the way and the Alentejo shows improvement
Wine Talk: Mario Andretti


Winery Workers Go Wooly
A Soap That Makes No Scents
Luxury to the Hilt at Two New Inns In Napa and Sonoma Wine Country
Texas Opens Its Borders to Wine - Law allows consumers to order directly from local and out-of-state wineries
Southcorp Accepts Foster's Bid, but Questions Remain
A Mediterranean-Style Diet Promotes Longer Life, Study Claims


Bordeaux's Benchmarks
Smaller Really Is Better
Steaking New Territory - Alternative cuts offer more flavor on the grill


First-Growths at Auction Not Necessarily First - Investing in "other" Bordeaux may be second to none
Rodeo Uncorked! Rides High With $502,300 in Auction Bids

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