Spirits: Single-Minded For pure obsessiveness, nobody beats single-malt fanatics. They don't just collect Scotch--they plan their vacations around it, and even name their children after it.
Wine Lover's Top 10 Christine Hawley, one of the country's top designers of high-end wine cellars, names 10 favorite things.
Wine Collectors: A Field Guide The Burgundy freak, the Bordeaux geek...How to spot the five most common types of obsessive stockpiler. Plus, the bottles they're dying to add to their cellars.
America's Powerhouse Wines Rugged, remote Howell Mountain has become Napa's most coveted wine appellation, producing some remarkably intense reds that can age for 20, 30, even 50 years.
A Chef Collects His Thoughts To invent his thoroughly modern recipes, chef Laurent Gras looks for inspiration in his collection of nineteenth-century cookbooks.
Design: Catering to his Taste How the lessons of his profession helped one caterer transform his antiquated kitchen into a space that answers his every need.
Bordeaux's Iconoclasts How a onetime logger and a former nurse's aide infuriated their rivals by launching one of the most celebrated (and controversial) wineries in France, Château de Valandraud.