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23 Rye Cocktails to Chase Away the Winter Blues

If I'm having whiskey, my first choice is rye. I love its spicy flavor on its own and the way its taste can cut through a mixed drink, whether you're working with budget bottles (I'm partial to Redemption) or fancier options.<p>I also love that rye cocktails can be as simple or as complex as you …

Vermouth

Cozy Up In Rome’s 11 Best Wine Bars

When in Rome, drink like a Roman.<p>With a wine culture that dates back to 2 BC and one of the world’s highest concentrations of grape varieties – over …

A Wine Lover’s Guide to Rome

Heading to Italy's historic capital? Here's how to make the most of your stay, including the ten best places to eat and drink in the Eternal …

Italy

A Wine Lover's Guide to Florence

<b>Chianti Classico at Mercato Centrale</b><p>A visit to the Chianti Classico enoteca in the <b>Mercato Centrale</b> is a must. Located in a renovated covered market …

Pick 6: Bringing Oregon Home

More<p>BEER!<p>We love it. And you've voted. See which is the best American beer city.<p>I grew up near Portland, Oregon: ripping my jeans on the blackberry bushes that threatened to take over our backyard, heading to the coast to fish for Dungeness crabs, drinking my first espresso at a shop where every …

Where to Buy the Best Country Ham

<i>All month long, we're celebrating the people, places, dishes and traditions that make Southern food so special. Come take a seat at our table.</i><p>In …

A Guide to Making Your Ultimate Manhattan

With the holidays behind us and the roughest part of winter still ahead, this is the time of year when I keep my head down and just try to survive until baseball season. So when cocktail hour rolls around that means sticking to tried and true staples. Which for me, means manhattans, pound for pound …

Whiskey

Travel Guide: South Louisiana

The best places to eat and stay from New Orleans to Lafayette<p><i>701 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans (504-524-4114; herbsaint.com)</i><br>Chef de cuisine Rebecca …

How Long it Really Takes to Chill a Bottle of Wine

F&W chilled red and white wines in the fridge, the freezer and an ice-water bath to determine exactly how long each method took to do the job.<p>F&W …

7 Argentinean Wines to Drink Right Now

Here are seven picks from Laura Catena, one Argentina's best winemakers.<p>Here are seven picks from Laura Catena, one Argentina's best winemakers.<p><b>2013</b> …

Look beyond the familiar for some great summer whites

Some of the most interesting and refreshing white wines I’ve tasted this summer depart from the familiar — ranging from a verdejo from Spain to a Virginia sauvignon blanc that can hold its own among sauvignons from just about anywhere.<p>But first, let me tell you about a top value from France. When …

The Best Wines Under $20 According to Wine Bloggers

Many of us are looking for the best wine we can buy without blowing the budget. And some folks make a hobby—or a career—of that search, tasting their way through mountains of bottles to find the wines that really deliver. We asked 12 writers who are the voices of some of the web's most popular wine …

Sure-Fire Wine Gift: Aged Rioja

Wine people disagree with each other on many things, but red Rioja from R. López de Heredia isn't one of them.<p><b>2001 R. López de Heredia Viña Tondonia</b> …

Celebrate spring by serving up these 4 rosés

For me, a rite of spring is the arrival of the first rosés, and even if the weather doesn’t quite suggest it, tasting these often-delicate and subtle pink wines certainly does. Rosés have soared in popularity in recent years and with good reason. They are among the most versatile food wines and can …

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 …

Is There a Poor Man's French Laundry?

It’s a reasonable question: a Chowhound user who is planning to visit Napa likes the idea of visiting The French Laundry, but the specter of a …

Napa Valley

Buy Wine Online - Wine Gifts, Ratings and Recommendations

By Snooth Editorial<p>Steely lemon and green apple aromas. A hint of sweet apple spice greets the palate with a sharp minerality washing through to …

Creekside Inn & Resort

The Creekside Inn and Resort is your get away in the heart of Sonoma County. We have a delightful bed and breakfast, an assortment of charming …