Parker Predicts the Future Robert M. Parker, Jr., the world's foremost wine guru, makes 12 bold predictions about seismic changes that will influence how we'll shop, what we'll buy and how much we'll pay.
Trends: Scent | Power of Aroma From an alarm clock that wakes you up with the smell of coffee to a sorbet inspired by a Calvin Klein fragrance, there's a growing awareness of the power of scent. Here, a primer for the aroma-obsessed.
The World's Great New Whites
Americans can't drink enough Chardonnay. But now that top winemakers around the globe are working with grapes like Albariño and Grüner Veltliner, there's a whole new range of stellar whites that are also remarkable when they're paired with food.
Quick Stews Braised or simmered, these dishes from chef Galen Zamarra of Mas in New York City are as satisfying and wine-friendly as stews, but without the wait.
Honors: American Wine Awards 2004 F&W's eighth annual American Wine Awards celebrates two terrific back-to-back vintages in California (2001 and 2002) as well as some top artisanal winemakers. The winners were selected by a panel of 32 experts who tasted thousands of bottlings in their effort to choose this year's best.
Everybody Loves Vin | Enoteca Vin Hip, friendly and affordable, Enoteca Vin in Raleigh, North Carolina, just might be the perfect American wine bar. Credit Ashley Christensen, a flat-out great cook, and Chrish Peel, a sommelier on the rise.
France's Hot South | The Languedoc The Languedoc attracts travelers with its medieval towns and Mediterranean views. Now it's luring maverick winemakers priced out of Burgundy and Bordeaux who are turning the region into one of France's hottest winemaking zones.