Features

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.
Germany's Tuscany | the Pfalz region With its fig trees and sunshine, delicious food and thrilling wine, the Pfalz offers a taste of Tuscany, 60 miles from Frankfurt.
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.