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In the Oct. 31, 2005 Issue

Guide To Tasting

Cover Story

Getting The Most Out Of Wine Tasting - A step-by-step guide to a lifelong journey
Some Of Wine's Great Pleasures Come From The Connections It Makes
Tasters And Supertasters - Twenty-five percent of Americans are supertasters—are you in that group?
Expert Tasting Methodology - Questions to ask while evaluating wine at each step of the tasting process
Types Of Tastings; Tasting Order - How the experts compare wines and get them to show their best
Wine and Food - The right match can mean the differencebetween a good meal and a great one
Serving Temperature - Wine is at its best when it's in the right temperature range
Practice Makes Perfect


Struggling In Tuscany - Difficult vintages in 2002 and 2003 are making producers anxious
Extremes in Alsace - Record heat shackles many 2003 whites, while late-release 2002s are crisp and elegant
Transforming Tuscany - Four consulting winemakers are making their marks on Italy
London's New Opulence - Stellar wine lists, Old World service and inventive food are proliferating
Stemware - Shape and size do matter


Duboeuf Faces French Investigation
New York Breaks Ground on Wine Center
New Jersey's Answer To the Wine Tower
Who Wants to Be A Winemaker?
New Hotel Opens in the Douro Valley
Diet May Cut Breast Cancer Risk From Drinking


Wine Talk: A Diplomat in Florence
Fresh Pasta - Homemade noodles are a world apart
Paris Tasting Reconsidered
Judgment Day
Learning to Taste


Storied Cellars - Cuvée Storage Systems reconstructs the past
V Foundation Victorious, Raises Nearly $6 Million for Cancer Research
Summer Charity Auctions Entertain, Earn More Than $1 Million Each

The Buying Guide

The Buying Guide for this issue is available here.

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