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TASTING ROOM

Sommeliers' Top Pizza Wines for the Night Before Thanksgiving

Marta's Capricciosa Pizza

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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Spain's Greatest Cabernet

Torres Mas La Plana

When people think of Spain's wine, they don't think of Cabernet Sauvignon. But not too long ago, at the Torres Winerey in Penedès, I had the opportunity to do a historical tasting of Mas La Plana, arguably Spain's greatest Cabernet. 

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How Not to Get Ripped Off on a Restaurant Wine List

2011 Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon

File this under “mistakes you do not want to make, ever.”

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The 7 Most Surprising Smells You Can Find in Wine

Alder Yarrow's new book, The Essence of Wine

Vinography's Alder Yarrow on the seven most curious flavors and aromas he's found in wine, from lilacs to bubble gum.

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Tasting Room

Why Do These Cities Hate Champagne?

NV Louis Roederer Brut Premiere

Foursquare, the recently-rejiggered local search app, can provide a wealth of handy info.

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Why Drink Beaujolais Nouveau When You Could Drink These?

It’s mid-October, which means that soon it will be November, and that means that in a month or so we’re going to start seeing ads, again, just like every year, for Beaujolais Nouveau. And you know what? Don’t bother.

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Tasting Room

5 Great Wines that Don't Cost $2,800 a Glass

For those of us more earthbound in our spending habits, though, here are five recent discoveries from the F&W tasting room that are both really good and also affordable.

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5 High-End, Superstar Wines You Can Always Find

2011 Antinori Tignanello

Here, five wines that manage to be both mind-blowing and findable (though, unfortunately, not cheap—that goal has yet to be attained).

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5 Wines From a South African Wine Star

Sadie Family Winery

“If there’s actually a time machine that works, it’s wine.” That’s a quote from Eben Sadie, arguably South Africa’s brightest young winemaking talent, and certainly one of its most quotable.

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Tasting Room

5 Perfect Steak Wines

Here, F&W's Ray Isle discovers the best wines for juicy steaks. 

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