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5 White Lies about Chardonnay, Plus 25 Excellent Bottles to Try

5 White Lies about Chardonnay

No wine has ever been so unfairly maligned as Chardonnay. F&W’s Ray Isle debunks the myths and extols the magnificence of great bottlings at every price and in every style.

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5 Pink Sparkling Wines for Valentine's Day

Rosé Champagnes and sparkling wines are more popular than they've ever been, and Valentine's Day is the perfect time to try one.

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Italy's Philosopher-Genius of Wine

Josko Gravner

Josko Gravner is one of Italy's most idiosyncratic, brilliant winemakers. I tasted seven vintages of his amphora-aged Ribolla. Here's a rundown.

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Ray Isle's Ultimate Super Bowl Sunday Beverage Plan

Having people over? Planning to serve them something besides water? If you want them to actually stay for the game, that's an excellent idea.

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Why Would Anyone Drink Old Prosecco?

Primo Franco

I was surprised—kind of blown away, in fact—the other day when I went to a vertical tasting of vintage-dated, higher-end Proseccos from Nino Franco, one of the top Prosecco producers.

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7 Top Sparkling Wines of 2014

Cava vineyards at Recaredo

For everyone who has NOT bought their bubbles for New Year’s yet, take note: It is not too late! And to help out in that endeavor, here are my favorite Champagnes and sparkling wines from the last year of tasting.

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What the Heck Do Hobbits Drink, Anyway?

With the release of The Battle of the Five Armies, the last in the trilogy of Hobbit films, it's time to figure out what hobbits like to drink. The answer is ale, wine and mead.

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9 of the Year's Best Red Wine Values

Here are nine of F&W executive wine editor Ray Isle's favorite red wine values from the past year of tasting.

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9 Great White Wine Values for the Holidays

Paul Mas Estate

The best plan for holiday entertaining is buying wine by the case. Here, 9 great white wine values.

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7 of New Zealand's Best Sauvignon Blancs

Greywacke's vineyards

Durning a recent trip to the Air New Zealand Wine Awards, I got to taste through every Sauvignon Blanc that won a gold award, plus a number other Sauvignons during my travels as well. Out of those, here are my favorites...

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