Mouthing Off

By the Editors of Food & Wine Magazine

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Wine Talk

Carlton McCoy grew up in what used to be the murder capital of America; today, he oversees one of the country’s most rarefied wine lists. Here’s how he did it—and the age-worthy bottles that are his life’s work.


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Wine Talk

Shayn Bjornholm, examination director for the Court of Master Sommeliers, recounts his blind-tasting triumphs and tells how anyone can sound like a wine expert.

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#FoodWineWomen

Everyone knows that pregnant women develop strange cravings as well as sudden, specific aversions. The results are even more extreme when you’re dealing with someone who has a highly developed palate like master sommelier Lindsey Geddes.

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Tasting Room

The night before Thanksgiving happens to be one of the biggest take-out pizza nights of the year, on par with New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. So, the heck with turkey; the real question is what wine goes best with pizza?

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Sommeliers of the Year

Patrick Cappiello is a wine world superstar. Here, 5 life-defining bottles from one of F&W's 2014 Sommeliers of the Year.

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Sommeliers of the Year

Ceri Smith is an Italian wine superstar. Here, 5 defining bottles from one of F&W's 2014 Sommeliers of the Year.

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Talent Show

Corkscrews are great for opening wine, but an inventive sommelier can get the job done without one. Here, Hristo Zisovski dons a GoPro camera and uses 7 clever tools to bypass the cork.

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Sommeliers of the Year

At Grace in Chicago, Michael Muser keeps wine markups amazingly low. Here are 5 life-defining bottles from one of F&W's 2014 Sommeliers of the Year.

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Restaurant Industry Intel

Sommelier Sebastian Zutant only pours what he wants to pour—and that means obscure wines. Here, he defends weird.

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Sommeliers of the Year

June Rodil, from Qui in Austin, is one of F&W's 2014 Sommeliers of the Year. Here, she names 5 key wines that have defined her wine career.

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