In the Aug. 31, 2005 Issue

Restaurant Awards

Features

Award-Winning Wine Lists in 2005 - Wine lovers reap the benefits as Wine Spectator's Dining Guide reaches a new high

The Best Restaurants for Wine Lovers

Cru - Sophisticated dining shows off fine Burgundy in New York

The Greenhouse - New owners fill the cellar at a London landmark

Restaurant Michael Mina - An accomplished and well-traveled team launches its flagship

Robuchon a Galera - A treasure trove of great wine in China

Citrine, La Terza - New ventures from an established talent and a rising star

Blazing New Trails - New producers are making their mark in the Languedoc

Gérard Bertrand Aims High in the Languedoc - From the hills of Corbières, a former rugby star leads the pack

Minervois Makes Its Move - In southern France's Languedoc and Roussillon, a small appellation spreads its wings

When in Rome - How to wine and dine as the Romans do

A Rising Tide - California Sauvignon Blanc continues its turnaround

A White of Many Styles - California Sauvignon Blanc proves that one size does not fit all

Wine Talk: Fran Tarkenton

News

Demand Sluggish for 2004 Bordeaux - Unexceptional quality and a weak dollar contribute to a restrained market

GrapeVine

New Wine Scanner Detects Off Flavors

Retailer Agrees to Plead Guilty to Futures Fraud

Connecticut Wine Laws Expanded

Geneticists Uncover How Red-Wine Compound May Work to Fight Prostate Cancer

California Court Upholds Labeling Law

2005 Southern Harvest Snapshots - There's reason for excitement in every country

Columns

Sommeliers: At Your Service?

What Newbies Need to Know Now

Restaurants and Wine

Tomatoes - This summer favorite offers more variety and flavor than ever

Auctions

When Collecting Wine Isn't Enough - The world of antique wine accessories is wide and varied

Collecting Q & A

A Culinary Evening With California Winemasters Sets New Records

25th Napa Auction Sets Record of $10.5 Million - Celebrities, spectacular lots and big spenders bring new energy to event

Wine Spectator's Big Bottle Bashes - The magazine's annual parties get Auction Napa Valley off to a magnum-size start

The Buying Guide

The Buying Guide for this issue is available here.

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