The editor on Book Two was one Maria Guarnaschelli at W.W. Norton, who also happened to edit food writer James Oseland. When Oseland took over the editor-in-chief reins from Colman Andrews at the esteemed food magazine Saveur in late 2006, "They decided they wanted somebody on staff who really does wine. Colman Andrews...knew stuff about wine, so he made wine decisions. The new editorial team doesn't pretend to have that level of wine knowledge. I think that, in large measure because of Guarnaschelli, Oseland got my name. I wrote a couple of things for them, and we got along, and then off we went." Last spring, Lukacs took over as the magazine's wine editor. "I write regularly for them about wine; I work with them on other stories regarding wine, and I'm the voice of advocacy for wine at the magazine."
He's also the magazine's public face in the wine world. Together with St. Supéry winemaker Michael Beaulac, he'll be hosting Saveur's Second Annual Best of the Med Wine Cruise, a ten-day idyll from Barcelona to Rome in May of '08. And a couple of weeks ago, he hosted a panel on Zinfandel as the magazine's representative at the San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival. It went well enough, though Lukacs might have liked a little more controversy, and it had him thinking about future events, ones that might "look at real comparisons. Comparing Old World and New World wines, for example. Looking at different wines with different foods. That seems to be really true to the spirit of what Saveur is all about."