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In the Dec. 31,2005 - Jan. 15,2005 Issue

Top 100

Cover Story

Wine of the Year


The New 25 - Celebrating a New Milestone
Matt Kramer Espouses Natural Wines In an Artificial World
Inside The Mind Of a Wine Collector - How a casual wine drinker becomes a dedicated wine collector
Wine Talk: Sam Neill
Masseto Vertical: Eight Vintages Of Italy's Greatest Merlot
The General of Pauillac - May-Eliane de Lencquesaing has transformed Château Pichon-Longueville-Lalande into one of Bordeaux's best estates
The Top 10 Tasting Spotlights Wines From Around the World
Sparkling Wine For The Holidays - Bubblies from around the world come in many styles and offer value
Trying Times in Champagne - The difficult 2001 harvest poses problems, while vintage bubbly shines
Fois Gras Comes To America - Groundbreaking importer D'Artagnan turns 20
Putting Eight Wine Spectator Wines Of the Year to the Test
The Five Bordeaux First-Growths Contrast 2000 With Other Great Vintages
Four Chefs Duke It Out Over Lunch
Grand Award Gala Celebrates Joan Dillon, Emeril and the Era of Disco
Seventh Heaven - Julian LeCraw's seven cellars house a 25,000-bottle collection
The Top 100 At A Glance


Coppola to Buy Chateau Souverain Site - Film director will add a line of Sonoma wines and restructure his Napa estate
Despite Damage, Warehouse Fire Spared Some Bottles
U.S. Wineries Switch to an Eco-Friendly Fuel
From Wine in a Box to Wine in a Tube
The Winemaking Degree Goes Ivy League
Court Overturns Shipping Ban in Massachusetts
Letting Stars Get In Your Wine


Heritage of Taste - Old breeds of chickens, ducks and turkeys are bringing back flavor
Wine-Stained Memories
My Wines of the Year
Miracle in the Douro
Our Top 100


Worth the Price? - Expensive but rare trophies abound at October auctions
Barrels of Fun - Auction Napa Valley raises additional $101,000
Stamp of Approval - Unissued wine revenue stamps attract collectors' attention at auction
Touchdown Scored for the Fourth Annual Healthy Kids Wine Benefit

The Buying Guide

The Buying Guide for this issue is available here.

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