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Economies of Living, Dying and Persisting

Frank Browning | Posted 02.06.2017 | Arts
Frank Browning

When a Cro Magnon rib cage can bring $500-5000 at an archaeological antiquities auction, or an inflatable orange plastic dog sells to major collector ...

Angelus Winery Takes Its Time Entering the 21st Century

John Mariani | Posted 10.17.2016 | Travel
John Mariani

For me the best part of being a wine writer is not the opportunity to taste so many wines in so many places but to meet the passionate winemakers who have devoted their lives to maintaining a long history of excellence, whether it's an Italian like Angelo Gaja or a Californian like Michael Mondavi.

In Search of Eden -- Discovering Bordeaux Guided by a Brilliant Winemaker

Patrick Beretta | Posted 07.05.2016 | Travel
Patrick Beretta

I asked about fishing, then about living in their enchanting region of Bordeaux in southwest France. They described lives barely touched by time. Lives that follow the slow seasonal rhythm of the vineyards with the same ancestral predictability as the river current is regulated by the tides of the distant Atlantic Ocean.

Gender Frontlines: Remembrance of Vulvas Passed By

Frank Browning | Posted 04.04.2016 | Arts
Frank Browning

No single artist played a greater role in the era of the Sexual Revolution than a young woman born in Chicago with the name Judy Cohen who renamed herself Judy Chicago.

Sauternes No Longer Just for Dessert

John Mariani | Posted 03.31.2016 | Taste
John Mariani

Beloved but so often neglected, Sauternes are among the world's most respected wines that few people drink with any degree of frequency.

Going Against the Flow: Jesse Katz, Expert Winemaker

Charu Sharma | Posted 03.13.2017 | Taste
Charu Sharma

As the head winemaker for Lancaster Estate, Jesse Katz grew the Roth brand over 800% and the Lancaster and Roth wines received the highest ratings in ...

The Accidental Cruiser -- A Trip Through Bordeaux on a Viking Riverboat

Mindy Trotta | Posted 01.14.2017 | Travel
Mindy Trotta

I am "cruise liner-phobic"--I have never been on one, I've got a fear of the water and I get seasick. But if you had seen me just a few weeks ago, sit...

White Bordeaux Is Ready for Its Spotlight

John Mariani | Posted 09.22.2016 | Taste
John Mariani

In all the years I've been drinking wine, I'm always happy when someone serves me a dry white Bordeaux. But until now I've rarely bought or ordered on...

Climate Change and Winegrowing

Allen Balik | Posted 07.15.2016 | Taste
Allen Balik

It is simplistic to think of growers successfully moving their Napa Cabernet plantings to Oregon for cooler temperatures given the reality of different soils and other conditions. The grapes may survive the change but will the character of the wine be vastly different? Probably so.

Thank You, Donald Trump From People Who Are Deaf Or Hard Of Hearing!

Janice S. Lintz | Posted 07.03.2016 | Politics
Janice S. Lintz

You needn't worry about my daughter--she learned from this experience not to accept crumbs from those who think that people with disabilities don't deserve the best the world has to offer. So thank you for galvanizing me into helping to change the world for people who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Celebrating July 4th in France

Peter Mandel | Posted 07.01.2016 | Travel
Peter Mandel

It's the July 4th weekend. My wife, Kathy, and I have a bag full of red, white and blue pinwheels, some Stars and Stripes-brand snack cakes and a packet of mini-flags. We're nearly set for a holiday blowout in the country. Strangely, none of the stores is stocked with hot dogs or chips. No one around us seems to be doing the same.

Is A Wine's Year Really That Important?

The Huffington Post | Alison Spiegel | Posted 03.03.2015 | Taste

It depends.

Cycling and Sipping in Bordeaux, France (PHOTOS)

Stefani Jackenthal | Posted 04.12.2015 | Travel
Stefani Jackenthal

The wine's fresh cut grass aromas and frisky acidity perfectly pair with the wealth of scrumptious oysters harvested further south in Cap Ferret, a seaside resort adjacent to the Arcachon Bay, often called the Hamptons of Bordeaux. I can still taste the fat juicy oysters exploding with creamy brininess, like kiss of fresh sea air.

The Worldwide Market for Wine and Spirits Looks... Tentative

John Mariani | Posted 04.08.2015 | Taste
John Mariani

These are neither the best of times nor worst of times for the global wine and spirits markets.

Why You May Be Drinking More Bordeaux In 2015

John Mariani | Posted 03.08.2015 | Taste
John Mariani

The energy of a new generation has bolstered entrenched tradition while allowing new ideas to flourish.

Chateau Phelan Segur Keeps Tradition Through Evolution

John Mariani | Posted 01.31.2015 | Taste
John Mariani

The French expression "the more things change the more they remain the same" may be readily applied to the way an esteemed Bordeaux wine estate like Château Phélan Ségur has evolved.

Artists as Global Citizens

Lane Harwell | Posted 01.19.2015 | Arts
Lane Harwell

An opportunity for our artists and arts institutions to lead, globally, is to approach their identity and creation of art holistically and with intention--to be global citizens

Traveling in Bordeaux, France

John Mariani | Posted 12.31.2014 | Taste
John Mariani

Bordeaux has its own virtues: castles and chateaux of great beauty, impeccably maintained vineyards on gravelly soil, and some superb restaurants.

Why Bordeaux Is Much More Than Sipping Wine

Suchi Rudra | Posted 12.27.2014 | Travel
Suchi Rudra

I'm in Bordeaux wine country, enjoying locally made, aged-to-perfection cheese -- I will eat the wrapping and all.

10 Unique Places To Say "I Love You" in France

Samantha Daniels | Posted 09.10.2014 | Travel
Samantha Daniels

Sometimes a couple wants more romance than a kiss at the top of the Eiffel Tower or while sunning on the Mediterranean in St Tropez. Here are 10 unique places to say your I love you's in France this summer.

Christian Moueix: Representing Himself and Bordeaux with Honesty, Integrity, and Intelligence

Brad Haskel | Posted 09.01.2014 | Taste
Brad Haskel

"Basically I am a viticulturalist at heart, and my best moments are out in the vineyard."

5 Overhyped Tourist Destinations

Shermans Travel | Posted 06.16.2014 | Travel
Shermans Travel

Whether it's a packed cruise ship unloading throngs of boisterous passengers, or a mob of thirty college students tearing through town, an excess of tourists can make a destination go from in-demand to insufferable, just like that. Consider avoiding these played-out locales and shift your attention to nearby spots that are lesser-known, and more worthy of the term "vacation."

Aquitaine | Bordeaux: Left Bank v. Right Bank

Britney Campbell | Posted 06.16.2014 | Taste
Britney Campbell

I'd like to share our journey through France by way of wine.

Lion in Winter: Robert M. Parker Jr. Addresses Wine Writers

Richard Jennings | Posted 04.29.2014 | Taste
Richard Jennings

Robert M. Parker Jr. has been the world's preeminent wine critic and tastemaker for decades. Parker had a huge impact on wine criticism and wine educ...

Wine Consumption Is Skyrocketing In China

Quartz | Roberto A. Ferdman | Posted 02.03.2014 | Business

The world’s biggest red wine drinking country isn’t France, Italy, or the US. According to a report released by Vinexpo and International Wine and...