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23 Most YOLO Pastas Of 2013

Pasta is always perfect. But sometimes it's fun to shake things up a little bit.

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20 Tasty Wines Under Twenty Bucks

The sweet spot for wine pricing these days seems to be $15 to $20. If you’re willing to jump up from the $10 or less category and spend a few extra bucks, the quality and selection improve vastly. In fact, finding 20 wines under 20 bucks that deliver on complexity and value is relatively easy, you …

The Great Wine & Food Matching Myth

There are no food and wine pairing rules, only guidelines.<p><i>There is no wine and food matching. That's all a big delusion. All the principles of wine and food matching are a complex set of metaphors that actually have no basis whatsoever. I'm just saying 'Stop it!'</i><p>Master of Wine Tim Hanni has been …

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7 Rules for Serving Wine at Your Dinner Party

Serving wine at your next dinner party doesn't have to be complicated or induce a panic attack. Follow these simple rules to get the most out of your vino<p>Sommeliers tend to reinforce the wine-is-intimidating stereotype: They parade through dining rooms cradling bottles like newborns. They ponder a …

The best wine tasting apps for iPhone

If you’ve got your iPhone with you, you’ve got everything necessary to become a true wine expert. Already an oenophile? Keep track of your adventures …

The TOP 10 best wines of 2013 under $15

A $10 bottle of Bordeaux described as a full, concentrated, densely structured wine has been declared the best value wine by experts at Wine …

News: Compound in red wine could help treat cancer

<b>If you need another reason to indulge in the occasional glass of red wine, you’re in luck.</b><p>Yet another study is touting the health benefits of the …

Supermarket wine sales: wine rack or wine racket?

If you are a typical supermarket shopper, chances are this weekend you will pop a bottle of wine into your trolley – and it will almost certainly be on discount and quite likely even half price. Nine in 10 of the bottles of wine we drink in the UK are bought from the major supermarket chains, and …

A Beginner's Guide to Wine

The Deadlift. It is the quintessential weightlifting exercise. According to David Robson, a bodybuilder, personal trainer and contributor to …

Charlotte Moss's Wine List

Our guest pop-up editor for the November 2013 issue shares her favorite wines. Try a few of these at your next party.<p><b>White:</b><br>2010 One Woman Wines Estate Reserve Chardonnay, $40<p>2008 Baron de Ladoucette, Pouilly-Fume, $95<p>2010 Patz & Hall Chardonnay, $21<p>2010 Hyde de Villaine Chardonnay, $60<p>2011 …

Top 10 Wine Destinations Around the World

Going wine tasting is a charming way to spend a day or a weekend. It is so enjoyable, in fact, that wine tasting has become a vacation in itself. Wine tourism has increased in the past 10 years and many wineries around the globe now provide exquisite tasting rooms with scenic vineyard views, wine …

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Wines of the week: the good, the bad and the ugly

<b>Apothic Red, California 2011 (£9.99,</b> <b>Asda</b><b>,</b> <b>Tesco</b><b>,</b> <b>Sainsbury's</b><b>)</b> As someone who's been known to enjoy the odd can of coke and munch Haribo sweets by the handful in times of stress, I can see how industrially produced synthetic food and drink products have a certain appeal in the right place and time. …

The Best White Wines at Costco Under $15

My first interaction with Costco was a few years ago, when I set up a complex bartering system with a coworker. He brought me coconut water in bulk, and in exchange I would <i>try</i> to show up to work on time. We were both happy.<p>My second Costco experience was a month ago at home in Michigan. My parents …

Delectable 3.0: You Need This Wine App

Almost every time I use <b>Delectable</b>, I end up convincing whoever I'm with to download it right away. It doesn't take much pushing: this iPhone app does all sorts of things wine lovers want.<p>At its most basic, Delectable serves as an automated wine diary. It recognizes wine labels, making it easy to …

Ask a Sommelier: What's the Best Way to Learn About Wine?

There comes a time in most of our lives when we realize it might be time to leave the cheapo wine jugs of our early 20s behind. But the world of wine can be ridiculously daunting, and it's tough to know where to begin.<p>To give you a head start on your wine education, we asked 12 experts what advice …

8 Great Sparkling Wines for Thanksgiving

More Thanksgiving Wine Picks<p><i>Awesome Red Wines »<br>Delicious White Wines »<br>Sparkling Wines »<br>Essential Thanksgiving Wine Tips »</i><p>The dishes we eat at Thanksgiving are delicious with white wine—the silky richness of Chenin Blanc, the mineral glint of Riesling—and they latch right in to the flavors of juicy …

Follow along as Wine Spectator reveals its 25th annual Top 100 Wines list

Every year, Wine Spectator comes out with a list of the year's Top 100 Wines, chosen by its tasting panel. This year, the magazine is making a big to-do online by stretching out the reveal.<p>It's the 25th anniversary of the Top 100 list, so why not?<p>Starting this week through Nov. 24, visitors will …

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Red-Wine-Braised Turkey Legs Recipe

<b>Read more: The Food Lab: Red Wine-Braised Turkey Legs</b><p>Ingredients2 whole turkey legsKosher salt and freshly ground black pepper2 tablespoons canola oil1 large onion, roughly chopped1 large carrot, roughly chopped2 sticks celery, roughly chopped2 medium cloves garlic, smashed4 thyme sprigs, about 3 …

Top 100 Wines of the Year (All for Under $15!)

Wines of the week: a selection of syrah

<b>Porcupine Ridge Syrah Viognier, Western Cape, South Africa 2012 (£8.99,</b> <b>Majestic</b><b>)</b> Wines made from the syrah grape variety are the perfect fit for that autumn-into-winter feeling when the air smells of mulched-up leaves and bonfire smoke, and the dark nights have us slow-cooking stews and soups. The …

Wine review: 2012 Valfaccenda Roero Arneis

This is another refreshing white from Nebbiolo- and Barbera-dominated Piedmont. It comes from young Luca Faccenda, who attended enology high school in Alba and went on to get a degree in viticulture and oenology at Torino University. This is just his third vintage, though his family has grown …

The best Christmas champagnes and sparkling wines

Given the funds, I'd follow the example of Lily Bollinger, who said in 1961: "I only drink champagne when I'm happy and when I'm sad. Sometimes I drink it when I'm alone. When I have company I consider it obligatory. I trifle with it if I'm not in a hurry and drink it when I am, otherwise I never …

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01 of 18<p>Vinho Verde is an extremely popular, everyday wine in Portugal. This particular Vinho Verde from Broadbent showcases plenty of citruses, with …

Found a deal on a nice bottle of wine in China? Don't be so sure

China isn't known for its wine drinkers, but that may be changing. Move over baijiu (that potent Chinese liquor people either love or hate), wine is fast becoming the fashionable drink of choice.<p>According to The New York Times, in 2012, the European Union exported nearly 70 million gallons of wine …

How we feel about tipping on wine, tax and the total bill

Although leaving a tip at a bar or restaurant is par for the course among Canadians, there is little agreement on how much to tip and on what. After last week's column on tipping, we asked readers to submit their two cents on tipping etiquette, generating many comments and some more food for …

The 20 Best Wines In The World, According To Wine Spectator

In 2013 alone, they reviewed more than 20,000 new wines and narrowed their list down to a manageable 100 they deemed the most "exciting."<p>The ranking spans over 14 countries (including the U.S.) with an average price point of a fairly affordable $51. Even Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt's new Rosé …

Six luscious wines for the Thanksgiving feast

Pairing wine with the<p>Thanksgivingmeal should be a question on the Master Sommelier exam. The usual feast has so many elements and so many of them are sweet and/or tart, it is notoriously difficult for wine pairings. Really, there is no one wine that will go with your aunt Rita’s sweet potato …