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  • 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...
  • Wines that elevate Thanksgiving leftovers

     Wines that elevate Thanksgiving leftovers
    Leftover food, especially home-cooked meals, will be much around these next two months. Some people I know cook more than they will need for however many people they're hosting for Thanksgiving dinner just so they will have buckets of leftovers. I've...
  • 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...
  • Deconstructing Champagne: Many wines come together in one bottle

     Deconstructing Champagne: Many wines come together in one bottle
    We know Champagne as a singular wine, in at least two meanings of that word. It's exceptional, isn't it? Nothing quite like it, this wine that smiles. But it also presents itself as complete and finished, a wine as a singularity, from the...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • Sherry: A little secret no more

    Sherry: A little secret no more
    Psst! I've got a secret and, boy, am I eager to share it with you. It's one word, six letters. Sherry. Yep, sherry. And I'm not just talking about that cream stuff your grandmother sips daintily out of a wee glass cup. I'm talking sherry in all its...
  • Phil Vettel reviews Next

    Phil Vettel reviews Next
    I visited Next looking for greatness, and I found it. Next, the sequel restaurant from Grant Achatz of Alinea, is all of 19 days old, but it hums with the grace and confidence of a veteran. Which isn't completely surprising; Achatz, partner Nick Kokonas,...