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Essential Drinking

Toast 2014 With Elegant Pink Cava

Toast 2014 With Elegant Pink Cava: Raventós i Blanc's Sparkling Rosé

Raventós i Blanc's sparkling rosé has a fresh raspberry nose and a floral palate that suggests a very well-made, strawberry-inflected rose soda.

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Expert Guide

10 New Year's Eve Wines for Champagne Haters

2011 Branham Estate Resolution

Nothing against Champagne, but New Year’s Eve is about change. Here are 10 guaranteed-festive options that will keep the party going long into the new year.

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Food & Wine Diet

Sweet-and-Smoky Wheat Berry Salad with Jurançon

Sweet-and-Smoky Wheat Berry Salad with Jurançon

Jurançon—made from two lesser known grapes called Gros Manseng and Petit Manseng—is an unusual white wine from southwest France. The combination of the marmalade and smoked almonds with a lightly sweet version of this wine is just magic.

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Cheap Wine Challenge

A Sicilian Red Wine with a Do-Gooder Story

2011 Valdibella Respiro Nero d’ Avola

Made without added sulfites, this meaty red has deep, dark fruit that’s great with wintery dishes.

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Tasting Room

Understanding Pinot Noir from the Ground Up

California Pinot Noir

At its best, Pinot Noir is transcendent. F&W's Ray Isle sits down with wine legend Burt Williams to explore its allure and get tips on finding great bottles.

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Essential Drinking

Sure-Fire Wine Gift: Aged Rioja

2001 R. López de Heredia Viña Tondonia Reserva Rioja

Wine people disagree with each other on many things, but red Rioja from R. López de Heredia isn't one of them.

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Cheap Wine Challenge

A Go-To Cocktail Party Red

A Go-To Cocktail Party Red

Here, wine experts reveal their favorite bottles costing less than $17. Many of the selections are lesser known but absolutely worth the search.

Who: Liz Vilardi, owner/wine director at Belly Wine Bar.

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Dr. Vino's Verdict

Champagne's Great Growers

Champagne's Great Growers

Ever wondered where the experts stand on the best wine practices and controversies? In this series, wine blogger, teacher and author Tyler Colman (a. k. a. Dr. Vino) delivers a final judgement.

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Food & Wine Diet

Tomatillo Chicken Stew with Sauvignon Blanc

Tomatillo Chicken Stew with Sauvignon Blanc

This deliciously tangy salsa verde-stewed chicken gets served over sweet strands of spaghetti squash, a vitamin-rich and lower-calorie alternative to the usual rice or tortilla.

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What To Drink Next

Ray Isle's Sake Buying Guide

Ray Isle on Sake

There's something odd going on with Japan when it comes to wine.

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