Tuscany Entertaining: Italian Villa Idyll A renovated Tuscan farmhouse has many charms, from ancient orchards to a sleek swimming pool. But its biggest enticement is the splendid food prepared by a marvelous local cook.
Ten Wine Frontiers to Explore From Sicily to Stellenbosch, these 10 emerging wine regions are offering up some great new surprises. If you still think Mexican Merlot is a joke, you've got plenty to learn.
Rioja Food Tour: Spanish Pilgrimage A Seattle chef who was born in Spain returns every year to cook. The recipes here show what keeps drawing him back to Rioja.
Wine Tasting: Basic Training An exceptional teacher answers common questions about red wine--from swirl to sip.
Wine Sources: Best Wine Shops Looking for a boutique Burgundy or a cult California Cabernet Sauvignon? The 18 superlative shops here offer the best selection and service.
Barossa Recipes: Fresh from the Farm Farmer-turned-cooking-pro Maggie Beer writes books, makes wine and owns a food shop, all to prove why Barossa's cuisine is so exceptional.
A Cook's Guide to Wine Pairings A top Napa chef creates seven rustic dishes for seven kinds of wine. His robust yet elegant recipes epitomize what wine country cuisine is all about.
Napa Hotels: What's Next for Napa? Auberge du Soleil, the luxurious Napa hotel and restaurant, invented the wine country fantasy just two decades ago. Its mission now: to bring that dream into the twenty-first century.
Chile Success Story Once known for mass-market wines, Chile is now turning out premium bottles, helped by renegades like Aurelio Montes. Over a family lunch of grilled sirloin and caramel crêpes, he explains why.
Tuscany Travel Tips: A Guide to Tuscany This list of hotels, restaurants and shops covers the area from just north of Florence to Siena and Chiusi.
Burgundy Classics: Wheeling and Dealing Over a tasty, triumphant lunch, bicycle-tour entrepreneur George Butterfield tells how he clinched a most unusual wine deal.
Tuscany Excursions: Sirena Song On board Sirena, fisherman Paolo Fanciulli gives travelers an ecotour, then grills lunch fresh from his net.
Bordeaux's Empire Builders Whether running a world-famous winery or a regional farmers' union, the Lurtons are one of Bordeaux's most influential dynasties. A writer traces the Lurton family tree in order to understand the region's past and future.