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White Bordeaux Is Ready for Its Spotlight

John Mariani | Posted 09.22.2015 | 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 ...

Climate Change and Winegrowing

Allen Balik | Posted 07.15.2015 | 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 07.06.2015 | 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 07.01.2015 | 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...

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...

Chateau Coutet's Cameo on Downton Abbey

Mary Orlin | Posted 03.21.2014 | Taste
Mary Orlin

I've never paid much attention to the wine on the Crawley family's dinner table on Downton Abbey. All that changed Sunday night in episode two of t...

Saint-Émilion Grand Cru Classé: Delicious Wines, Relative Values

Richard Jennings | Posted 03.05.2014 | Taste
Richard Jennings

It is an area that has been growing grapes since Roman times and the source of some of the world's greatest Merlot and Cabernet Franc based wines.

Castello Di Gabbiano Among The Most Innovative Wineries In Tuscany

John Mariani | Posted 02.22.2014 | Taste
John Mariani

One of the oldest and best known Chianti Classicos is Castello di Gabbiano, whose label is recognizable from its parti-colored knight.

Des corps morts au cœur des villes

Victoria Luta | Posted 03.28.2014 | France
Victoria Luta

MANIFESTATION - Des militants immobiles, silencieux, debout, ont porté dans leurs bras des corps sans vie: des cadavres de lapins morts. Ils sont venus dénoncer ce qui se cache derrière ces "déchets" qualifiés comme "pertes de bénéfices".

Europe's Hottest Summer Destinations for 2013

minube | Posted 07.16.2013 | Travel

Featuring everything from idyllic Mediterranean getaways to the breathtaking landscapes of Scandinavia, here's the list of Europe Hottest Summer Destinations for 2013, straight from thousands of real travelers.

To France via Argentina

Daniel Altman | Posted 08.27.2013 | Taste
Daniel Altman

What happens when New World wine regions start messing with the crown jewels of Burgundy and Bordeaux?

There's a Malbec for Everyone

Daniel Altman | Posted 08.18.2013 | Taste
Daniel Altman

You love Malbec. So do we. But how do you choose the right malbec for you?