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By the Editors of Food & Wine Magazine


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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American Wine Now

How to Avoid a Nervous Breakdown on an Eight-Week Wine Road Trip

Things didn't go so well in Rhode Island.

Dan Dunn is taking an extensive road trip across America to research his forthcoming book. This week: A great discovery in Vermont and some trouble in Rhode Island.

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F&W Drinks

F&W Editors Explore Their Coffee Obsession

Coffee, wine, beer, cocktails—if it’s made well and it’s potable, then F&W editors will drink it. Here's what we tried this past week.

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News Feed

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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Tasting Room

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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one case wonder

12 Wines to Get You Through the Next Polar Vortex

Craig Perman

Prepare for all the joys of the polar vortex by filling your cellar with these 12 wines, picked by Chicago wine shop owner and winter vanquisher, Craig Perman.

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wine talk

From Virginia to Arizona, This is the New American Wine Map

Here, standout bottles from “the new America.”

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wine talk

The Underdog American Wines that are Competing with the World's Best

Dos Cabezas WineWorks

F&W’s Ray Isle has become a convert to wines from once-unpromising states like Arizona. He pits the top bottles from “the new America” against Europe’s best in a sommelier taste test.

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American Wine Now

Ugni Blanc in Michigan, Riesling by the Finger Lakes and What You'll Find at Manischewitz HQ

Wagner Winery

Turns out they do make wine in Michigan, and plenty of it, too.

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Make This Now

An Italian Winemaker's Amazing Amarone Risotto

Masi's 2010 Costasera Amarone

Rather than waiting for "leftover wine" to turn up on your counter, open a bottle of Amarone to make this risotto and drink the rest with dinner. 

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