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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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