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  • Phil Vettel recommends: Beaujolais nouveau

    Phil Vettel recommends: Beaujolais nouveau
    Part harvest festival, part good excuse to drink wine, the annual release of Beaujolais nouveau takes place the third Thursday on November. Beaujolais nouveau is a light, fruity, food-friendly and fun red wine meant to be enjoyed young, and preferably...
  • Get to know the white wines of Austria

     Get to know the white wines of Austria
    A two-part look at the wines of Austria: This week, white wines. The wines of Austria sound like German wines, look like German wines, come in bottles that we associate with German wines, and are often made of grapes that Germans use for their wines....
  • Save the Tables 2013: Your table is reserved for New Year's Eve

    Save the Tables 2013: Your table is reserved for New Year's Eve
    New Year's Eve is just six days away. Do you have your dinner reservations yet? If not, I've got a few extras. More than 130, actually. As I've done for the last 13 years (and 18 of the last 20), I've made reservations, in my name, at restaurants...
  • Acidity the key aspect to matching wine and food

    Acidity the key aspect to matching wine and food
    The word "acidity" has a negative connotation in English. We think of it as something harsh, scouring, even hurtful. People often use another negative word when describing wines that they feel are too high in acidity: "sour." But, in balance with other...
  • Orphan wines worth recommending

    Orphan wines worth recommending
    About once a year I round up my orphans and give them room on this page. They're the wines that my tasting pals and I have sampled and liked, but that don't fit into any larger theme or subject that I might be writing on. It's a loss for you if I can'...
  • Hidden pockets of Burgundy that yield great wine values

     Hidden pockets of Burgundy that yield great wine values
    Back when I was a lad, selling wine as a merchant, the most popular white Burgundy was the unpronounceable Pouilly-Fuisse. I most often heard requests for "Polly Foosay." Why a wine was so sought after whose name was difficult to say remains odd to me....
  • 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....
  • For food of a region, drink wine of the region

     For food of a region, drink wine of the region
    This recipe is what the Poles would call bigos or kapusta (the former thicker than the latter's soupier texture), or what those who live in Alsace, France, would name their famed choucroute garnie — or close enough. (Many more pork cuts in a...
  • With 'Sonoma Coast' on label, hard to tell what's inside

     With 'Sonoma Coast' on label, hard to tell what's inside
    The entire reason for a wine's appellation, or the name of the place where the grapes are grown that make the wine, is to tell you what kind of wine it is. The name may be significant because it is narrow and tells a lot; "Napa Valley" certainly is....
  • Everyday wines of Alsace

    Everyday wines of Alsace
    One way to look at Alsace wines is through a glass filled with one of the region's eau de vie, the clearer-than-water distillate of any of a number of fruits such as raspberry (framboise) or cherry (kirsch). You'd be hard pressed to find another...
  • 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...