Mouthing Off

By the Editors of Food & Wine Magazine

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Wine Talk

Every three years, the Association de la Sommellerie hosts an international competition to choose the best sommelier in the world. But what do people go through to achieve that honor? Here's a hint: A lot.

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Tasting Room

Chenin Blanc is that magical animal of the wine world.

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Wine Talk

Etienne Hugel, who passed away on Saturday, April 9, was an indefatigable, always entertaining proponent not just of his own family's wines, but of the wines of Alsace overall. It's a significant loss for the world of wine.

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Tasting Room

The novelist and poet Jim Harrison was known as a gourmand, and an opinionated one to boot, but fewer people know that he was one of the best wine writers around.

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Wine Talk

Since 1980, French vineyards have been harvesting their grapes earlier and earlier on average, which has significant ramifications for the future of fine wine.

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Tasting Room

Top picks from F&W's Ray Isle. 

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Tasting Room

Cairanne, in France's Rhône Valley, has been elevated to cru status—placing its intense, spicy red wines in the same company as those of Gigondas and Châteauneuf-du-Pape (though they still cost far less).

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Tasting Room

Big, ugly, angry pigs have been marauding through the bucolic vineyards of Tuscany in ever-growing numbers. Short of buying a boar-spear and hopping on the nearest plane, the best thing you can do to help out is to drink more Tuscan wine.

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Coming soon: charming U.K. actors drinking wine in an idyllic setting.
 

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Tasting Room

Spottswoode Cabernet is one of the Napa Valley's benchmark wines. Food & Wine executive wine editor Ray Isle stopped by the property to taste 10 vintages going back to 1985.

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