"Right now I'm looking to the Loire Valley, the northern Rhône and Sicily," says Patrick Cappiello, sommelier at New York's Pearl & Ash. Here, he names 7 geeky-brilliant wines under $30 to seek out.
F&W's Ray Isle names five exceptional new Australian red wines to try now.
Australia is arguably the world's most dynamic wine region right now, says F&W's Ray Isle, who spent weeks hopping between the Yarra and Barossa regions and found a new Down Under vision.
Patricia Wells's route from the monumental Place de la Concorde through the twisting streets of Pigalle and Montmartre reveals fantastic new jam makers, pastry chefs and chocolatiers, plus chefs with expanding empires and superb people-watching.
Many people are drawn to the Left Bank by a nostalgia for its bohemian past, but the area also offers new reasons to visit: an incredible cheese shop, a cream puff boutique and a clean, green park makeover on the Seine.
The capital's epicenter of young, adventurous and international chefs, bakers and chocolatiers starts in the old aristocratic district of the Marais and extends beyond the gritty-turned-buzzy Canal Saint-Martin in northeastern Paris.
Bad wine can often be traced back to improper storage. You can avoid that issue by buying bottles aged before release in ideal storage conditions by their producers.
Downtown Paris always attracts attention for its spectacular museums, like the Louvre and Musée des Arts Décoratifs. Now chefs and baristas are pulling in visitors with excellent food and good cups of espresso.
Dry aging, wet aging or no aging? The country's top steak chefs weigh in.
Bartenders are reviving classic cocktails with modern techniques and local liquors.