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Auvergne, the Rustic Heart of France

Carolyn O'Donnell | Posted 07.13.2016 | Travel
Carolyn O'Donnell

Central Moulins and its distinctive clock tower Once an area of great volcanic activity, now the central French region of Auvergne presents a tranquil...

Forage in the Garden, Not in What's Left of the Wild

Lisa Novick | Posted 05.31.2016 | Green
Lisa Novick

Wild foraging is one of the hottest new trends. People are eager to acquaint themselves with the soul of their local terroir. In Southern California, ...

From the Ivory Tower Kitchen: The Terroir of Food

Hari Pulapaka, Ph.D., C.E.C. | Posted 01.03.2015 | Taste
Hari Pulapaka, Ph.D., C.E.C.

Pride in a place is powerful because it celebrates the culture and essence of a region.

Terroir Talk: Tasting The Earth In Your Wine

Menuism | Posted 08.09.2014 | Taste

Think of it as nature and nurture.

Are The Terroir-ists Winning?

Bill Reed | Posted 07.29.2014 | Green
Bill Reed

It's not just that a certain place consistently produces food that tastes the same.

Climate Change Forcing Beverage Markets to Adapt

Carol Pierson Holding | Posted 04.28.2014 | Green
Carol Pierson Holding

Last month, the Seattle Times reported on a White House state dinner in honor of President Francois Hollande. The wines were chosen for being among th...

Getting to Know Mendoza's Varied Terroir

Daniel Altman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Taste
Daniel Altman

When someone offers you a wine from Bordeaux, what do you say? If you've ever paid much attention to French wines, you'll probably ask what part of Bo...

A Coming Out Party for Argentine Pinot Noir

Daniel Altman | Posted 12.15.2013 | Taste
Daniel Altman

Pinot noir is that most delicate of grapes, known to flourish in only a few small corners of the world: Burgundy, the Willamette Valley, Marlborough, and the Sonoma County coast. Now it has found a home in Argentina, too, with some wonderful results.

Seventeen Tequila Sunrises

Anneli Rufus | Posted 06.28.2013 | Taste
Anneli Rufus

I asked modern-day mixologists for their new takes on this now-controversial, much-mocked classic cocktail. I now give you Seventeen Tequila Sunrises:

Don't Get Hung Up on Terroir -- It's Just a Feel-Good Myth

Zester Daily | Posted 08.27.2013 | Taste
Zester Daily

Is 'terroir' really a myth?

Bringing Raclette Home

culture magazine | Posted 04.27.2013 | Taste
culture magazine

Learn about the difficulties as well as the benefits of this type of cheese making, as well as how terroir and the idea of a cheese tied to a location changes when that cheese is made in a new location.

The Wine Merchant Who Brought Us Terroir

Zester Daily | Posted 02.12.2013 | Taste
Zester Daily

Forty years ago, Kermit Lynch abandoned the handmade purse industry and opened a wine shop in Berkeley, Calif., and in doing so, became one of the great innovators of the field.

Understanding Burgundy: Birthplace of "Terroir"

Richard Jennings | Posted 04.30.2012 | San Francisco
Richard Jennings

What is it about Burgundy that makes its wines among the world's most cherished, imitated and expensive?

Terroir: The Dividing Line In Wine

Brad Haskel | Posted 10.10.2011 | Home
Brad Haskel

For those of us whose passion for wine is far greater than casual, technically-correct wine is okay, but hardly exciting. Exciting wine needs personality and charm. Personality and charm start with something that makes one wine unique from another.

The 'New Jersey Terroir' Of The Bent Spoon's Ice Cream

Liza de Guia | Posted 08.29.2011 | Home
Liza de Guia

"The model was the starving, but well fed artist. We went in figuring we're going to make what we want and how we want it, and do it the best we can a...

Bruce Neyers: Proof That Vision and Hard Work Pays

Brad Haskel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Brad Haskel

If timing is everything, then Bruce Neyers entered the wine industry with impeccable timing. The 1970s brought about a re-birth to California wine, an...

Defining Artisanal Wine: 5 Wine Pros Try

Brad Haskel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Brad Haskel

What is an artisanal wine, and what are the factors that are necessary to call a wine artisanal? I posed this question to five wine industry leaders. ...

Greg La Follette and La Follette Wines: Artistic Expression in a Liquid Form

Brad Haskel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Brad Haskel

Greg La Follette's wines talk to you. They implore you take another sip, find another nuance, look for another slight complexity of flavor.

Wine, Music, and the Terroiriste Threat

Alex Henry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Alex Henry

Bordeaux/Burgundy: A Vintage Rivalry, is an excellent short book by Jean-Robert Pitte, who says that terroir, that principle sacred to French winemakers, isn't everything.