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By the Editors of Food & Wine Magazine

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At-Home Sommelier

How to Pour Wine Without Dripping

“People wrongly think the faster you pull back the bottle, the less time for drips,” says sommelier Alex LaPratt of Atrium in Brooklyn. He suggests two better options.

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At-Home Sommelier

How Long it Really Takes to Chill a Bottle of Wine

F&W chilled red and white wines in the fridge, the freezer and an ice-water bath to determine exactly how long each method took to do the job.

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At-Home Sommelier

4 Wine-Pairing Rules for Your Roasts

Roasting deepens the flavors in all kinds of food, helping them pair especially well with wines that also have depth. Here, some pointers for great matches.

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Drink This Now

How to Build a Perfect Case of Wine

Most wine shops give a discount—up to 20 percent—if you buy a whole case (12 bottles). Many stores even offer discounts for mixed cases. Jill Bernheimer, owner of the Domaine LA wine shop in Hollywood, gives her ideal dozen.

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Drink This Now

7 Must-Have Wines from a Royal Wine Adviser

Reigning British critic Jancis Robinson, a wine adviser to the queen, has influenced world opinion for almost 40 years. Here, seven bottles she loves.

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wine talk

Jancis Robinson Swears by Milk Thistle Supplements, Says Mexican Wine Is the Future

Reigning British critic Jancis Robinson, a wine adviser to the Queen, has influenced world opinion for almost 40 years. Here, she talks about the past, the future and the surprising health of her hardworking liver.

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Wine Intel

A Bohemian in Wine Country

Joey Wölffer of long island’s Wölffer Estate is redefining the role of winery scion, hosting free-spirited parties and selling style finds out of two former potato-chip trucks.

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big ideas

Wine's Nastiest Feud

Robust versus restrained. Rich versus light. F&W’s Ray Isle explores the wine world’s most fractious debate and explains why it actually matters.

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Wine Intel

4 Ways to Get in Good with the Sommelier

Cabernet

Here, four tips for getting on almost any somm’s good side.

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Wine Intel

Virginia Wine Country Has a Chef Mega-Fan

Chef José Andrés can’t hide his enthusiasm: for soccer, grape shoots and the extraordinary potential of Virginia’s wine.

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