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  • Jacques P�pin still charms the TV viewer in the kitchen

    SAN FRANCISCO When a world-renowned French chef offers to share his bottle of pinot noir at noon on a Monday, the answer is yes especially when the partner in wine is charming raconteur Jacques Pepin. In October, Pepin was in San Francisco shooting one...
  • A holiday gift guide for wines in every price range

    Wine is the infinitely malleable holiday gift. Easily adjusted to the tastes of the giftee, readily found in the price range appropriate to the receiver. However your friends like their wine, you can oblige dry or sweet, red or white, powerful or subtle,...
  • The prestige of the northern Rhone

    The prestige of the northern Rhone
    A two-part look at the Rhone Valley: Part two, the north. The Rhone is the second largest wine-producing region of France (after the Languedoc, its neighbor to the west). Eighty percent of its wine is red; 14 percent, pink; and 6, white. The...
  • The Wingman's guide to liquid giving

    The Wingman's guide to liquid giving
    Booze has saved my holidays more times than I can count. Not only has it livened up family gatherings, a bottle of whiskey or wine has been my go-to gift for friends, relatives and any last-minute folks on my Christmas checklist. Check out some highlights...
  • Boxed wines are much improved

    It has always been a good idea for wine enthusiasts to think "outside the box," to expand their horizons. These days, those options include thinking "inside the box" literally. Boxed wines are bigger and better than ever, vying with rose as the fastest-...
  • Drought revives 'forgotten art' at wineries: Farming without irrigation

    Drought revives 'forgotten art' at wineries: Farming without irrigation
    The gnarled zinfandel grapevines on Rich Czapleski's land have borne fruit for more than 100 years, producing dark, intense wines that exemplify the special growing conditions in this coveted winemaking region. Over that time, the vines have weathered...
  • Seek out grower Champagnes for a holiday thrill

    Seek out grower Champagnes for a holiday thrill
    It just doesn't seem like the holidays without breaking out a bottle of Champagne at least once. The Grande Marques — those well-known Champagne houses such as Taittinger, Pol Roger, Moet-Chandon, Krug and more — are always welcome. But what...
  • Where to celebrate Beaujolais Nouveau on Thursday

    Where to celebrate Beaujolais Nouveau on Thursday
    Each November, on the third Thursday of the month, the French giddily celebrate Beaujolais Nouveau. That’s when the fresh, fruity Gamay from the new vintage is rushed from the vineyards into shops and wine bars in Paris and elsewhere across France....
  • Phil Vettel recommends: Beaujolais Nouveau events

    Phil Vettel recommends: Beaujolais Nouveau events
    The third Thursday in November is when Beaujolais Nouveau gets its official annual release. Beaujolais is a light, fruity, food-friendly and inexpensive wine, ready to enjoy immediately, preferably chilled. Truth be told, it's not a very interesting...
  • Porto: Portugal without the tourists

    Porto: Portugal without the tourists
    Porto ages happily on the Douro River, along with most of the world's port wine, near where the river meets the Atlantic. Porto comes with a steady sea breeze and a seagull soundtrack. Discount airlines like Ryanair now fly straight to the city, putting...
  • Wine Spectator reveals Top 10 wines for 2014

    Wine Spectator reveals Top 10 wines for 2014
    Over the last few days, Wine Spectator┬ámagazine has done its annual slow reveal of the Top 10 wines from the Wine Spectator Top 100 list. And this year, when the No. 1 wine came up today, it wasn’t a Bordeaux, a California Cabernet, a Spanish...