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High-end Oregon wines enjoy boom

Our definition of "wine country" keeps expanding. Consumer visits to wineries increased last year in New York, Virginia and Oregon, but decreased …

4 Kosher Wines — And One Tequila — You Have To Try This Year

The 2,500 attendees of the 2018 Kosher Food and Wine Experience in New York City collectively guzzled more than 1,000 bottles of wine over the course …

Twelve Bottles That Prove New Zealand Is More Than Sauvignon Blanc

3 minute Read<p>Love it, hate it, or love to hate it, New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc is a powerful thing. The grape occupies two-thirds of the country’s …

Is Wine Only Healthy for the Wealthy?

Since the French Paradox grabbed attention in the early 1990s, countless studies have focused on better understanding the cardiovascular benefits of …

Rare whisky auction market smashes £25m mark

The value of the rare whisky auction market in the UK has exceeded the £25 million mark for the first time as value sales grew by a staggering 76% …

Assistant to Goldman Sachs Executive Stole and Sold His Rare Wines, U.S. Says

After a day in the high-flying world of high finance, David M. Solomon knows how to unwind. He can be seen on stage in some of Manhattan’s dance clubs, mixing electronic music as D.J. D-Sol for throngs of partygoers.<p>For a more tranquil evening, Mr. Solomon enjoys fine food and fine wine, and is …

Onion Desserts Are the Future

At NYC's Dirt Candy, chef Amanda Cohen assigns vegetables new roles and responsibilities<p>In an era where vegetables have become a bigger, more …

You've Never Seen Gin and Juice Like This Before

The first rule of drinking is to stay hydrated, and this refreshing gin cocktail does all that and more while also looking stunning in a glass. I was recently chatting with Hendrick's gin, a sponsor of the Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival, about the cocktails they'll be slinging at the event, and …

Recipes

Weed-Infused Wine Will Leave You Making 'Pour' Decisions

You’ve heard about cannabis-infused craft beer and weed-infused whiskey, but what about weed-infused wine? According to recent developments in the …

Transitioning from Conventional to Organic Winegrowing

While only about 10 percent of U.S. wineries and 6 percent of Canadian wineries grow certified organic grapes, the cachet of farming organically—not …

Wine & Spirits

Five Myths of Winemaking

Despite thousands of years of winemaking history, we’re still refining our understanding of the myriad factors leading any given wine to taste and …

Wine & Spirits

The Arduous Quest to Bring Rare Grapes to California

Bryan Harrington is on a mission to single-handedly change California wine by hunting down rare grapes, little seen outside of Italy, and growing …

Wine & Spirits

Chocolate cake pancakes

Step 1<p>Preheat oven to 150C/130C fan forced. Place the cake mix in a bowl and make a well in the centre. Add the eggs and milk and whisk until smooth …

Dessert

Rare Wine from George Washington’s Presidency Found Behind Wall in New Jersey

It’s said that a fine wine only gets better with time. But the recent discovery of wine bottled at the time George Washington was still president …

The Best of Bordeaux: Arcachon Oysters and Grand Cru Classé

Luxe Adventure TravelerOne of the reasons we love living in Bordeaux so much is our proximity to some of our favorite things: many of the best wines …

5 Luxury Homes With Exquisite Wine Cellars

For true oenophiles, building a beautiful wine cellar isn’t just about aesthetics. Other features such as placement, security, temperature and humidity control plus different bottles’ shapes and sizes must be considered as well, according to Richard Rosenthal, a real estate agent at Halstead in …

Taste Beyond The Tongue

An Introduction to Temecula / South Coast

Temecula Valley is an overlooked gem. Varieties like Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon thrive, but also try wines made from up-and-coming grapes like …

Santa Barbara

Jackson Family’s Barbara Banke Earns Wine Spectator's 2017 Distinguished Service Award

Barbara Banke, who helped her late husband Jess Jackson build a wine empire on the success of Kendall-Jackson Vintner’s Reserve Chardonnay and has …

Marchesi di Barolo Spa - Antiche cantine in Barolo

Le “Antiche Cantine dei Marchesi di Barolo” hanno sede a Barolo, nel palazzo prospiciente il Castello dei Marchesi Falletti.<p>Crus Storici<p>Barolo del …

How to Rosé Your Way Across the U.S.A.

Courtesy of Pixabay<p>Head to one of these 11 wineries for your next rosé holiday.<p>Summer means just one thing in wine country: <i>rosé all day</i>. With those …

Rosé

Sonoma Wine Country Scores A New Pot Of Gold

It seems like only yesterday California’s Humboldt County claimed or had been given the mantle cannabis capital of the state. Some have said more cannabis grows in Humboldt County than any other crop in the county or in any other county; salon.com called it not just California’s but America’s …

Ginger–Absinthe Mimosa

Make the Ginger Syrup: In a small saucepan, sugar, ginger, and 1⁄4 cup water to a boil. Reduce the heat to maintain a gentle simmer and cook until …

Cocktails

Coffee-Braised Short Ribs Recipe

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Greek Food

Taste Beyond The Tongue

Mastering muscadet

This zingy, citrussy Loire grape deserves a comeback – it’s perfect with shellfish. Here are three of the area’s best examples<p><b>Fief Guérin Muscadet Côtes de Grandlieu, France 2016 (£8.49,</b> <b>Waitrose</b><b>)</b> In the family of dry Loire white wines, muscadet has been something of an outcast in recent decades. It …

Best Wine Regions in the World

The passion for wine has been around since time immemorial, and it’s now become a basis of the tourism industry. Although it’s tough to pick the best …

Wine

Croatia’s white wine and white beaches: a vineyard tour of Korčula

At 10.30am, I thought it might have been a bit early for a wine tasting. But the eight people sitting in the cool stone tasting room at Bire Winery were already having a merry time of it. I had just cycled uphill from the seafront at Lumbarda, one of Korčula’s main wine villages, and had to stop …

European Travel

Aligoté, Burgundy’s Other White Grape, Makes Its Case

MARSANNAY, France — In a cramped cellar under a courtyard in this small town on the northern edge of Burgundy, Sylvain Pataille drew a sample of a 2016 white wine from an old barrel and filled our glasses.<p>The wine was young and a bit cloudy, but its energy and breadth were already evident, with …