France’s biggest wine region, Bordeaux, is known for grand châteaus and high-priced reds. But Bordeaux has an affordable side, says F&W’s Ray Isle, who explores its most intriguing wineries, restaurants and hotels.
From pork-wonton mini brains to eyeball cakes, the Halloween-obsessed actor Neil Patrick Harris and his partner, the talented chef David Burtka, share grotesquely good party ideas.
Shelley Lindgren of San Francisco’s SPQR has the world’s most sensible wine-drinking philosophy: Pour good, inexpensive bottles on weekdays; pricier, more complex bottles on weekends; and exceptional bottles once a month. Here’s how to follow her advice, with fantastic recipes to match from SPQR chef Matthew Accarrino.