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Sta. Rita Hills: Top Choices from One of California’s Greatest Sites

<b>Alma Rosa</b> <br>Richard Sanford, pictured above, is both a California Pinot Noir and Sta. Rita Hills pioneer, having planted one of the State’s great Pinot …

Wine & Spirits

When Place Name Protection Goes Too Far

Let's start off with the fact that I'm a big believer in protecting place names of origin in the world of wine. Brunello should only come from …

Top Restaurants for Food, Wine and Fun

Here are the restaurants I love in various cities. I hope you find this a helpful list, and let me know if you enjoy your dining experience at any …

Food & Dining

Alessandro Masnaghetti's Mission to Chart the Greatest Barolo Vineyards

The hierarchies of the great wines of the Langhe are still a mystery to me. After 40+ years, I look over the panorama and am baffled over the process …

Amphora Attack

Despite repeated attempts at coercion, I can’t get Franz Landauer-Gisperg to tell me how he acquired his amphorae. “If the other winemakers round …

Scientists discover new health-enhancing molecules in red wine

Scientists studying the chemical structure of red wine are hailing a new discovery which could provide more conclusive proof of the benefits of …

British Columbia

Concentration & Complexity: Four Historic California Vineyards

Old vines at Whitton Ranch Old Patch<p>I find being in and around vineyards uniquely soothing and nurturing. Maybe it’s because they are usually part of …

Scientists Discover 23 New Molecules in Red Wine

Red wine may have just gotten even healthier. Researchers at the University of British Columbia (UBC), in partnership with the University of …

Weekly Interview: Dan Rinke

Each week, as regular readers know, we pose a series of questions to a winemaker. This week, we’re featuring Dan Rinke, the vineyard manager and …

Wine Reviews: Blandy’s 5-Year Madeiras

Madeira has always fascinated me with its complex history and its unusual method of production. When I was a wine newb first learning how Madeira is …

Climate change could ‘alter wine production’

A climate change expert in the US has said that extreme weather events, such as the recent storms in France, will become more commonplace.<p>Antonio …

Wine News

See the shortlist for this year's competition...<p>Don't get caught out at tastings, know your notes...<p>Drinking well now and for the next 10 …

List-Worthy

The End of Business As Usual: An interview with Brian Solis

Brian Solis' new book, The End of Business as Usual, is now available. In a quick email interview, Brian explains the focus of his book, the shift …

Brian Solis: The Future of Business is Shared Experiences

I recently spoke to Brian Solis, who is a principal at Altimeter Group, a research-based business advisory firm in San Francisco. Solis is globally recognized as one of the most prominent thought leaders and published authors in new media. Solis has studied and influenced the effects of emerging …

The 10 Best Islands In The World, According To TripAdvisor (PHOTOS)

TripAdvisor is all about its annual lists: The best beaches, the most romantic hotels, the best hotels, and the best hotels for families being among them.<p>Its newest list examines the islands of the world, and the U.S. in particular. While Florida has five of the 10 best islands in the United …

Dunton Hot Springs, CO

Hidden in a stunning valley in the San Juan Mountains of Southwestern Colorado, Dunton is full of romantic contradictions: there is no cell phone service but you can go heli-skiing. Steep hiking trails and high altitude can be exhausting and physically challenging, but a first-rate spa pampers and …

The 12 Most Relaxing Resorts In The U.S. And Canada (PHOTOS)

Vacationing at a top-notch resort is the perfect way to unwind and pamper yourself -- and you don't necessary have to venture far from home to find one. Some of the world's best (and most relaxing) resorts can be found in the U.S. and Canada, from The Cloisters at Sea Island in Georgia to the …

The 20 Places Every American Should See

Check out our picks for 20 domestic destinations we firmly believe every U.S. citizen should visit—from pop culture icons to patriotic landmarks. …

Travel

20 Places Every American Should See

Think you know America's essential sights? Compare your past trips with our picks for 20 domestic destinations every citizen should visit—from pop …

Readers Recommend: Wuksachi Lodge in Sequoia National Park

Wuksachi Lodge, built in 1999, is the newest of the lodges in the Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks. As a winter vacation, we enjoyed hiking through Sequoia's Giant Forest and snowshoeing and cross-country skiing on local trails. We were impressed by the cleared and sanded paths after a …

Just Back From: Big Sur

<i>Brooklyn-based garden writer Katie Mendelson took advantage of a long weekend to get a nature fix in Northern California. She ate, she hiked, she</i> …

Best National Park Adventures for Kids

You want to take your kids on an unforgettable adventure in one of our spectacular national parks—but which one? In his new book, 100 Places That Can Change Your Child's Life, editor, author, and dad Keith Bellows names the best parks for families—and much more. See his 11 park picks below, then …