In the June 30, 2005 Issue

First Growths of Bordeaux

Features

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

News

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

GrapeVine

A Mediterranean-Style Diet Promotes Longer Life, Study Claims

Columns

Bordeaux's Benchmarks

Smaller Really Is Better

Steaking New Territory - Alternative cuts offer more flavor on the grill

Auctions

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

The Buying Guide

The Buying Guide for this issue is available here.

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