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Superchefs’ Best Wine Bar Recipes: Luke Mangan • South Food + Wine Bar The next step in the evolution of the American wine bar: star chefs making great food. Here, international talent Luke Mangan divulges his tastiest recipes.
Secret Winemaker Hangouts To find winemakers, don’t look in three-star restaurants. Instead, try the coffee bars and taco trucks only locals know.
Best American Wines $15 & Under: Zinfandel After tasting more than 300 affordable American wines, Senior Editor Ray Isle reports on his most exciting Zinfandel finds.
Additional research by Megan Krigbaum
5 Best Wine Storage Solutions Cellar designer David Spon builds a variety of shelving styles to store—and show off—his clients’ wine collections. These five are his most practical and versatile.
Superchefs’ Best Wine Bar Recipes: Daniel Boulud • Bar Boulud The next step in the evolution of the American wine bar: star chefs making great food. Here, international talent Daniel Boulud divulges his tastiest recipes.
Promiscuous Food: Recipes that Pair with Many Wines The recipes here, from chef Shea Gallante of Manhattan’s Cru, are delicious with lots of different wines—red and white, light and rich, New World and Old—for the ultimate in simple pairing.
Best American Wines $15 & Under: Syrah & Petite Sirah After tasting more than 300 affordable American wines, Senior Editor Ray Isle reports on his most exciting Syrah and Petite Sirah finds.
Additional research by Megan Krigbaum
5 Great Sparkling Wines for $20 or Less After tasting more than 300 affordable American wines, Senior Editor Ray Isle reports on his most exciting sparkling wine finds.
Superchefs’ Best Wine Bar Recipes | Daniel Boulud, Tony Mantuano, Luke Mangan The next step in the evolution of the American wine bar: star chefs making great food. Three big international talents—Daniel Boulud, Tony Mantuano and Luke Mangan—divulge their tastiest recipes.
Passover Recipes | Passover Reformed Chef Adam Perry Lang of Daisy May’s BBQ USA in Manhattan is busy creating a butchering empire. He shows his mastery of meat by preparing luscious beef short ribs for an inventive family seder.
Best American Wines $15 & Under: Sauvignon Blanc After tasting more than 300 affordable American wines, Senior Editor Ray Isle reports on his most exciting Sauvignon Blanc finds.
Additional research by Megan Krigbaum
New Must-Try Cocktails In F&W Cocktails 2008, out this month, we document two schools of mixologist thought: East Coast classicist and West Coast locavore. Here, a taste of each.
Five Great Sleeper Napa Cabernets F&W's Ray Isle divulges his favorite findable alternatives to elusive cult bottlings.
Wine Authorities’ Top Picks Although the ever-rising prices of Burgundy and Bordeaux may give the illusion that all French wines are expensive, according to Wine Authorities co-owner Craig Heffley, France is still a great place to find good, affordable wine. Here are two examples, plus a pick from Chile.
Oregon Buying Guide: 5 Favorite Pinot Producers I had a lot of good wines in Oregon, but here are five producers whose wines I particularly loved. (Honorable mention to Brick House Vineyards for its Pinot and Gamay.)
Best American Wines $15 & Under: Other Whites After tasting more than 300 affordable American wines, Senior Editor Ray Isle reports on his most exciting white wine finds.
Additional research by Megan Krigbaum
Top 5 Kosher Wines for Passover Not all kosher wine is supersweet. We tasted 40-plus bottlings from around the world to find the five best kosher-for-Passover wines, which are made according to Jewish rabbinical law.
Where to Go Next: San Francisco New in the Bay Area: a great market that doubles as a butcher shop, a Spanish charcuterie specialist, an intimate Roman restaurant, and more.
Best American Wines $15 & Under: Merlot & Pinot Noir After tasting more than 300 affordable American wines, Ray Isle reports on his most exciting Merlot and Pinot Noir finds.
Additional research by Megan Krigbaum
The Ryder Boys’ Texas Wine & BBQ Tour On a tasting tour of Texas Hill Country, the Ryder brothers and their wives have a ridiculous amount of fun pairing wine and barbecue (big reds with brisket, Rosés with chicken) and chewing the fat with the region’ best vintners.
Easy, Elegant Party Desserts Michel Richard of Washington, DC’s Citronelle is heartbroken when diners don’t leave room for dessert. He offers this pairing tip: “The best all-around wine to pair with dessert is Champagne. It’s so bubbly and refreshing that it goes well with everything. You don’t have to be supersmart to come up with that combination.”
6 Quick Fixes for Fish Fillets

Three speedy recipes plus three inspired variations equals six ideas for many different kinds of fish, from salmon to sea bass to trout.

Best American Wines $15 & Under: Chardonnay After tasting more than 300 affordable American wines, Senior Editor Ray Isle reports on his most exciting Chardonnay finds.
Additional research by Megan Krigbaum
Superfast Picnic Recipes Ingredients from great wine-country specialty-food stores were the inspiration for these quick and simple picnic recipes.
Cellar Rat’s Top Wine Picks Cellar Rat Wine Merchants in Kansas City, Missouri, is fanatical about offering what co-owner and ex-sommelier Ryan Sciara calls “Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday wines”—that is, everyday wines from around the world for under $20. Here are three picks.
Perfecting Roast Chicken F&W’s Grace Parisi creates four flavorful sauce recipes by scattering ingredients like lemons, tomatoes, chiles and dates in the roasting pan.
Best American Wines $15 & Under: Cabernet Sauvignon After tasting more than 300 affordable American wines, Senior Editor Ray Isle reports on his most exciting Cabernet Sauvignon finds.
Additional research by Megan Krigbaum
How I Overcame My Wine-List Phobia Author Phoebe Damrosch, a former restaurant server, tells how she became wine-confident with the help of her sommelier boyfriend—and a few easy rules.
Canned Bean Cuisine Melissa Rubel in the F&W Test Kitchen creates sophisticated salads, sides and main courses with inexpensive beans, from black to pink.
Best American Wines $15 & Under: Other Reds After tasting more than 300 affordable American wines, Senior Editor Ray Isle reports on his most exciting red wine finds.
Additional research by Megan Krigbaum
Great Value Region: Lodi The warm climate and long history of grape growing in California’s Lodi region have made it a reliable source for bargain wines like these.
Pairing Kendall-Jackson Wines with Kentucky Cooking Following the extraordinary success of his Kendall-Jackson wines, vintner Jess Jackson is now pursuing his passion for racehorses. He invites F&W’s Lettie Teague to a down-home lunch at his Kentucky horse farm.
Santa Barbara Wine Country: Behind the Scenes Santa Barbara wine country was poised to take off even before the movie Sideways triggered a tourist frenzy. Here, a look at the best of the classic and the new.
Wine Pairing Rules for Japanese, Italian and Mexican Food Peter Kasperski, the iconoclast behind many of Scottsdale’s best restaurants, gives tips for pairing wine with fabulous Japanese, Italian and Mexican–inspired recipes.
A Restaurateur’s Rules for Multi-Culti Pairing Peter Kasperski, the iconoclast behind many of Scottsdale’s best restaurants, matches wines with fabulous Japanese, Italian and Mexican–inspired recipes.
Superchefs’ Best Wine Bar Recipes: Tony Mantuano • Enoteca Spiaggia The next step in the evolution of the American wine bar: star chefs making great food. Here, international talent Tony Mantuano divulges his tastiest recipes.
67 Best American Wines After tasting more than 300 affordable American wines, Senior Editor Ray Isle reports on his most exciting finds, from Chardonnay to Zinfandel— to buy by the case for everyday drinking or casual entertaining.
Additional research by Megan Krigbaum
6 Pairing Tips from Shea Gallante These recipes are delicious with lots of different wines—red and white, light and rich, New World and Old. Chef Shea Gallante of Manhattan’s Cru also shares 6 invaluable tips for pairing such classic foods as earthy pastas, meat loaf and fried fish.