Mouthing Off

By the Editors of Food & Wine Magazine

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The wine of the summer is clearly rosé. Bottles of pink vino are de rigeur in coastal hotspots like the Hamptons and South Beach, festivals have arisen dedicated solely to rosé, and people have even coined the term “brosé” to highlight the fact that even manly men are now drinking the stuff.

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Following the lead of the most important critic in wine, Robert Parker, who just publicly apologized for his attitude towards Burgundy, F&W Executive Wine Editor Ray Isle does some apologizing too.

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At Ray Isle's recent seminar at the 2015 Food & Wine Classic in Aspen, 120 attendees tasted six different wines with three different kinds of burgers to determine, once and for all, whether U.S. or European wines are the better match.

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Father’s Day is here. Never mind that it’s a manufactured holiday, the dad-bods of the world deserve a little hoopla. But along with the festive streamers, skywriting and midlife-crisis psychotherapy, why not give ol’ dad a bottle of rye?

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Summer is tough for wine—bottles and glasses don't work well with beaches or pools. Here are some great wine accessories that make the summer much more wine-friendly.

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What makes a Champagne great? What makes a specific bottle worth $300 instead of $35? Recently, I sat down with Richard Geoffroy, the longtime chef du cave of Dom Perignon, and asked him what differentiates good Champagne from great Champagne.

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Jordan Mackay is the co-author, with the Austin-based BBQ star pitmaster Aaron Franklin, of Franklin Barbecue: A Meat-Smoking Manifesto. The book is a crazy success—a rare cookbook that bounded onto the Amazon best-seller lists—but one thing it leaves out is an answer to that vital question: What wine goes best with BBQ?

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Tanzania’s Mount Kilimanjaro is known for many things—being the highest mountain in Africa, the subject of one of Hemingway’s best stories—but not so much for wine tastings

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The 2011 release of Vietti's Rocche di Castiglione Barolo marks the 50th anniversary of this remarkable wine, the first cru Barolo.

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What wine goes best with a chocolate bunny--or any kind of chocolate, really?

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