American Wine Awards 2005 F&W's ninth annual American Wine Awards celebrates some of the most remarkable wineries and wine professionals in the United States. Among those selected this year by our panel of 41 distinguished judges are a five-year-old Napa winery already producing cult Syrahs and an importer who continues to discover many of Austria's and Germany's most dazzling wines. You'll also find our picks for the most outstanding American wines, ranging in price from $11 to $175 a bottle.
Pedaling Through Pinot Country: Sonoma Bike Tour
Biking through Sonoma’s Russian River Valley, Chris and Elaine Hutchins of the chocolate company Cocoa Bon and a few friends taste some of the country's best Pinot Noir—and pedal hard enough to justify a decadent picnic lunch.
Coasting Through the Côte d'Or: Burgundy Cruise On an indulgent barge cruise through Burgundy, writer Benjamin Wallace meets winemakers, monks, one remarkable dowager and a few very lucky lockkeepers.
My Parents Are Driving Me to Drink: Long Island Wine Tour Will his parents liquidate IRAs to buy Merlot? Alarmed, writer Chip Brown considers this on a family trip in Long Island wine country.
Housewares: The Well Dressed Home A quirky, spot-on sense of style is what makes these three tabletop sources so outstanding.
The Suite Life In Italy: Baglioni Hotels The family behind Baglioni hotels knows luxury isn't a gold bath tap; it's an unforgettable experience. Writer Alec Le Sueur checks in.
Wine Pairing: Putting Pinot To The Test Is this family of grapes as food-friendly as everyone says? One cook decides to find out.
America's Best Butchers Talk Shop The Lobels have been selling top-quality meat to celebrities like Jackie O and Calvin Klein for generations. At work on their eighth cookbook, about pairing meat and wine, they give F&W an exclusive first look at their best, most wine-friendly recipes.
Wine Families: Generation Next These scions of great wine dynasties around the world are mindful of tradition but fearless in their pursuit of what's next. Here, writer Richard Nalley profiles the young men and women who are revolutionizing the wine industry.