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  • 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 it within easy reach of budget travelers.
  • Crab pasta dish shines with humble wine companions

     Crab pasta dish shines with humble wine companions
    Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve dinners tend to be deluxe, even sumptuous affairs. This crab-and-pasta preparation fits the bill. It would seem fitting to pair such fare with wines equally rich and opulent. But nuanced, aged reds or buttery, oaky...

    In the shadow of stellar vintages are great wines often overlooked

     In the shadow of stellar vintages are great wines often overlooked
    After our son Colin was born, in January 1983, I began a search for a red wine that I could buy from that year, then cellar for a while and begin drinking for special occasions in his life. Worldwide, the vintage of 1983 was spotty. Some nice Tuscans...

    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...

    Southern Rhone: A look at the best wine regions

     Southern Rhone: A look at the best wine regions
    A two-part look at the Rhone Valley: This week, the south. Rhone wines, 80 percent of which are red, have long been known for their strength and color. Their dramatic power is little equaled in French red wine. Winemakers and vineyards have been in...