Sommeliers of the Year The seven sommeliers honored on these pages have created incredible, forward-thinking lists at restaurants launched in 2009. The eclectic group of men and women includes industry veterans and new talents, ex-chefs, an ex-cheesemonger, and even one beer fanatic.
Will Hong Kong Drink Up All Our Wine? Of course not. But there's no denying that the city's wine scene now rivals those of New York City and London. F&W's Emily Kaiser tries some of the most extraordinary bottles of her life at collectors' parties and dim sum parlors.
Sonoma's Wildest Wine Party

Sonoma's Scribe makes wines using wild yeasts. Fittingly, its young winemaker, Andrew Mariani, throws wild parties at the estate's old hacienda, complete with amazing food and great wine served right from the barrel.

Best New Italian Spots The Italian-restaurant trend is unstoppable. F&W's Kelly Snowden names the most thrilling new places all across America, and F&W's Megan Krigbaum offers a dispatch from Italy.
The Double Life of Bravo's New Top Chef

Villain or hero? Science geek or artist? Top Chef Season 6 winner Michael Voltaggio may be complicated, but the recipes he shares with F&W are delightfully simple.

Washington State Wines: In Walla Walla with Kyle MacLachlan On TV, Kyle MacLachlan battles desperate housewives. In real life, he has joined forces with one of Washington state's top wine talents to make Cabernet.
Team Mario Batali's Vegetable Challenge

Chefs Mario Batali and Mark Ladner want people to eat more vegetables, and drink more wine with them. Here, a preview of their new Italian cookbook, Molto Gusto.

A Stellar Zodiac Party Wine and astrology meet at a bold dinner party celebrating the energetic Aries spirit of spring.
5 Best Wine Bars in the World A great wine bar needs both spectacular wines and top-notch food.
10 Ultimate Wines for Dinner Parties F&W's Ray Isle solves every pairing dilemma with 10 spectacularly versatile wines. These bottles are sure bets at dinner parties.
Brazilian Party with Daniel Boulud and Artist Vik Muniz Superstar chef Daniel Boulud and renowned artist Vik Muniz pour caipirinhas, ladle out a lush seafood soup and spill wine (on purpose!) at a party celebrating Brazil.
Wine with Style Elegant plastic stemware that just won't crack (we tested it), stunning glasses from Europe and gorgeous new tasting rooms in Napa Valley.
How I Learned to Love Winespeak Writer Rebecca Barry used to find wine classes a chore and wine lingo a snore. Then she moved to a house in the Finger Lakes, the heart of New York state wine country, and discovered a whole new vocabulary.
Wine Bars 2.0 Bookstores and coffee shops have become great places to taste wine, and restaurants are offering their own new ways to tap into wine trends.