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40 Wines 
That Changed 
the Way We Drink

Some wines are good, some are bad, and some are significant. Here are 40 that made a difference.<p>What was the first wine? There’s no way to know, …

Wine

Banana Cream Pie

Growing up in Alabama in the 1960s, Joyce White found it almost impossible to avoid cream pies, especially because her older sister cooked at the …

Dessert

Is This New Wine Guessing Game the Most Elitist App Ever?

Wednesday, Rob Wilder, the co-founder of ThinkFoodGroup, announced the release of WineGame, a simple app that instantly turns any bottle into a fun, …

Wine

Why One Island Grows 80% of the World’s Vanilla

Now, it’s more valuable than silver.<p>Last week, the Wisconsin-based business Penzey’s Spices sent out emails emblazoned with a frown emoji. The …

Ice Cream

How to Make Pesto like an Italian Grandmother

If you've ever tasted pesto in Italy you know that the pesto here in the United States just isn't the same. I received a lesson in how to make pesto …

Italian Food

Rough cuts: Three steps to escape the weeds with ease

Even for the world's best players, hitting shots into the rough costs, on average, about a quarter-stroke. Imagine how much more it's costing you. …

Golf

Why Oakville’s Luxurious Napa Cabernets Still Reign Supreme

Oakville, arguably the center of Napa's winemaking scene, could be credited with putting California Cabernet Sauvignon on the map. But in a …

Wine & Spirits

Wine Tip: What's Driving Rosé's Rocketing Rise?

<i>Note: This tip is an excerpt from the June 30, 2018, issue of</i> Wine Spectator<i>, "Rosé."</i><p>Remember when rosé was out of fashion? That seemed ages ago …

Wine

A Dallas master sommelier shows us how (and why) to decant a wine

The word "decanting" often conjures images of esoteric and arcane rituals among wine drinkers. The reality is that decanting wine is the same …

Wine

The Great Blind Chardonnay Challenge 2018 – New World Chardonnay Giving Burgundy a Run For Its Money…

Chardonnay is often called the chameleon of grape varieties, adapting itself to its environment and terroir with impressive ease. Yet for almost all …

Wine

Grilled Potatoes Recipe

On half of a 24-inch piece of heavy-duty aluminum foil, arrange the potato slices in overlapping rows.<p>Combine garlic powder, seasoned salt, paprika …

Recipes

Lodi rising: The region's wines are taking off and the world is watching

Lodi, located 90 miles east of San Francisco, was once viewed by some as producing wines with less character and lower quality when compared to those …

Wine & Spirits

A New Kind of Photosynthesis Has Been Discovered, Pushing The Limits on Life

Our living world is just incredible.<p>A type of chlorophyll discovered just a few years ago is pushing the limits of photosynthesis and the role this …

Imperial College London

The Secret To Moist, Tender, Fall-Off-The-Bone Ribs Every Time

Cooking ribs can be tricky. Do it right, and you’ve got flavorful, tender meat that is pretty much what dreams are made of — but one false move and …

Cooking

Give Your Tee Shots An Instant Boost

<b>LAUNCH IT HIGHER</b><p>Most amateurs hit the ball with a downward strike too low on the face, creating high spin and low launch—the worst combination for distance. You'll immediately get longer if you hit it in the sweet spot, which is a little above the center of the face. To do that, focus on how your …

Golf

The Best Blueberry Pie Recipe

This classic blueberry pie has a pitch-perfect filling that's loaded with intense berry flavor. Thanks to the ideal ratio of fruit to tapioca starch and sugar, the filling thickens up just as the crust becomes golden and flaky, creating a pie that's sliceable but not dry, juicy but not runny.<p>Why It …

Baking

The Best Wine Books, According to Sommeliers

<i>Welcome to</i> <i>Reading Lists</i><i>, comprehensive book guides from the Strategist designed to make you an expert (or at least a fascinating dinner-party</i> …

Wine

The Why, When and How of Wine Blending

The majority of the wines you drink are blends, but why do winemakers blend and what does each variety bring to the final wine? Washington State …

Wine & Spirits

The 10 Most Popular Wine Grapes in the U.S.

Reading statistics can be tricky. Total acreage of vines planted does not always correspond to the volume of wine produced. The reason? Some of the vines planted may be table grapes or grapes used for raisins or grape juice. The total vineyard surface in the US is a little over 1 million acres …

Wine & Spirits

Lemon Blueberry Bread

<i>This Lemon Blueberry Bread is the perfect summer treat! This recipe is easy to make and the end result is unbelievably satisfying. You get an</i> …

Breakfast

The third Burgundy

Whenever sparkling wine is discussed, Burgundy wants to be included in the conversation. But what its role at the table should be is not so easily …

Wine

Rediscover Classic Chianti

Chianti has not always had the best reputation, but that's starting to change. Meet the producers that have been investing in their vineyards to …

Wine & Spirits

What Do We Mean When We Say Rhône-style Wine?

Rhône-style wines are everywhere, from restaurant wine lists to your local bottle shop, but do you really know what this oft-used designation means? …

Wine & Spirits

Your Next Lesson: Aligoté

The leading white grape in Burgundy is, of course, chardonnay. However, another white grape is also grown there, though it is not nearly so highly regarded.<p>That would be aligoté, a grape struggling to shake its bad reputation — pervasively believed to be thin, acidic and good for little else beyond …

Staten Island

Don't Let Uphill Putts Fool You

You don't need a cannon shot to get them there<p>Whether it's dead straight or has some break, there's something about long uphill putts that mess with golfers' minds. Standing over the ball, I bet some of you hear a voice inside your head that says, Make sure you get it to the hole. Next thing you …

Golf

Your Phone Is Listening and it's Not Paranoia

Here's how I got to bottom of the ads-coinciding-with-conversations mystery.<p><i>Note: this article was updated on June 13 to clarify that apps like Facebook don't automatically have access to your data.</i><p>A couple years ago, something strange happened. A friend and I were sitting at a bar, iPhones in …

Privacy

The Wine from This Vineyard is Unlike Any Other in Napa

Promontory leads Napa’s next generation of premium winemaking.<p>Until about 10 years ago, the vineyard now called Promontory was growing fruit that …

Wine & Spirits

Nepalese Chicken Curry - the Best

This is a delightfully different flavour to other countries in Asia and all cooks that love spicy Asian meals will notice the different amounts of …

Recipes

Why Walla Walla, Washington, wine country should be on your vacation itinerary

We were heading east on Highway 12 toward Walla Walla, Wash., when we noticed a sweet and savoury smell. Onions!We were following a truck loaded with …

Washington State

See how we view the world vs. dogs, cats, and goldfish - Futurity

We see the world with a lot more detail than our furry friends do. Here's how we stack up against others in the animal kingdom.

Zoology