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  • Bordeaux style, outside Bordeaux

     Bordeaux style, outside Bordeaux
    Many of the world's enduringly favored wines are blends of grape varieties. Red Rioja, Cotes du Rhone, Champagne, Chianti Classico, Chateauneuf du Pape, port, the GSM (grenache, syrah, mourvedre) blends of Australia — the list is long. But no...
  • Loire reds: Zesty wines that do well at table

     Loire reds: Zesty wines that do well at table
    During the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods, trillions of oysters as cute as a button — and about that size — called exogyra virgula gave of their lives and shells and, compacted atop each other and other marine fossils, became one of the...
  • Eating in Spain: Sustenance for the soul

    Eating in Spain: Sustenance for the soul
    My guide, Roberto, met me at Madrid's airport, we rented a car and minutes later we were southbound on the freeway, immersed in the vastness of La Mancha. It's a tough terrain. A windmill -- weathered into a rough little useless nub -- still capped its...
  • Reims: A bubbly day trip from Paris

    Reims: A bubbly day trip from Paris
    France's bustling, modern Reims greets travelers with cellar doors wide open. As the capital of the Champagne region, it features a lively center, a historic cathedral, and, of course, Champagne tasting. And thanks to France's slick, high-speed rail, it's...
  • Understanding French culture

    Understanding French culture
    I love France -- it is one of Europe's most diverse, tasty, and exciting countries. It brims with the good life and a special appreciation for culture, music, art, food, and wine. But Americans can feel pretty dowdy when confronted with the casual...
  • Answers to frequently asked wine questions

    Answers to frequently asked wine questions
    My favorite part of any wine talk that I might give is when I'm done — not because the talk is over but because, before it's over, I get to answer people's questions. I loves me my Q&A. Here are some recent questions about wine that I've been asked,...
  • Weathered Vineyards makes a splash in Weisenberg

    Weathered Vineyards makes a splash in Weisenberg
    When it comes to the country's great wine-making regions, one naturally thinks of Napa Valley in California, the Finger Lakes in New York and the Lehigh Valley in Pennsylvania. OK, that last one may be a stretch, but it may not be in the next several...
  • Loire: Epicenter of white wines in France

    Loire: Epicenter of white wines in France
    This month and next, I profile the wines made along the two great wine rivers of France, the Loire and the Rhone. Near Lyon, the two rivers pass within 30 miles of each other, flowing in opposite directions, the Loire to the north and the Rhone to the...
  • Epcot: Add fruit and flour to the flower festival

    Epcot: Add fruit and flour to the flower festival
    Erin Youngs, vice president for Epcot, acknowledges that she's a foodie. But that's not the reason the theme park added 12 food kiosks to the mix at the Epcot International Flower & Garden Fest this year, she says. Those marketplaces with edibles...
  • Veneto reds boast a storied past

    Veneto reds boast a storied past
    Veneto, in northeast Italy, is one of 20 regions that make up the country. It is its most prolific winemaker, and boasts the greatest percentage of top-classed wine. But a key technique for much of that cutting-edge winemaking is far up the blade....
  • Bonny Doon founder is a punster d'vine

    Bonny Doon founder is a punster d'vine
    Randall Grahm is the legendary founder of California's Bonny Doon Vineyard, noted for creating delicious Rhone-style wines. He is an innovator not only in the vineyard, where he fearlessly experiments with different grape varieties, but also in the...