Brian Freedman

Petite Sirah is often confused with Syrah. They are related, but not the same grape. And there’s really nothing “petite” about it in the glass.
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Making the family pilgrimage to Disney World doesn’t have to mean sacrificing great food and drink.
Mourvedre is best-known as a blending grape, though it also produces excellent wines on its own.
Merlot contributes to some of the greatest wines in the world, but it still doesn’t always get the widespread credit it deserves.
Marsanne is one of the keys to many of the great white wines of the Northern Rhône, and increasingly important elsewhere, too.
Malvasia may not be terribly familiar to many wine lovers, but its contributions are significant.
Malbec is the most important red grape variety of Argentina, but it also produces excellent wine in many other countries around the world.
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 Grüner Veltliner has arguably done more to put Austrian wines on the map than any other grape variety, yet its true range remains relatively under-appreciated.
Grenache shines on its own and plays an important role in some of the greatest blends in the world.
Malbec is the most important red grape variety of Argentina, but it also produces excellent wine in many other countries around the world.
 Grüner Veltliner has arguably done more to put Austrian wines on the map than any other grape variety, yet its true range remains relatively under-appreciated.
Grenache shines on its own and plays an important role in some of the greatest blends in the world.
The Gewürztraminer grape variety produces wines of expressive fruit, spice, and complexity.
And how they pulled from their roots for inspiration.
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One of England's most iconic spirits is being reimagined in cocktails across the capital. I tasted as many as I could.
The Beaujolais wine region, south of Burgundy, is home to fresh, fruit-driven red wines.
The Gamay grape is synonymous with the Beaujolais region, where it reaches its peak of quality and expressiveness.
From its perch in Piedmont in northwest Italy, Dolcetto exemplifies the great value and food-friendliness that can be found in a region more famous for pricey Barolo and Barbaresco.
The Chardonnay grape variety produces some of the world’s most popular white wines, in styles that range from rich and oaky to crisp, mouthwatering, and mineral.
Charbono isn’t nearly as familiar as many of its red grape counterparts, but its influence in California and Argentina is increasing. Read our Charbono wine guide to learn more about this grape variety.
From France’s Loire Valley to Napa Valley, Canada, Argentina, and beyond, Cabernet Franc shines on its own and in blends.
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An important grape variety in Southern France, Spain, and beyond, Carignan often gets overshadowed by its more famous blending partners, but it plays a crucial role in some of the world's best wines.
Cabernet Sauvignon is one of the most widely planted and beloved grape varieties in the world, providing the backbone for wines from Bordeaux, Napa Valley, and beyond.
Barolo and Barbaresco may get most of the attention in Piedmont, but Barbera also produces wines of character and complexity.
Burgundy has set the standard for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay production for the better part of a millennium. Even today, the greatest wines of Burgundy are among the most collectible and expensive in the world.
Barolo is one of the most prestigious and age-worthy wines in Italy, with a history that goes back centuries. Here is everything you need to know.
Choosing favorites from one of the world’s most important wine regions is close to impossible. Still, when we asked two top wine professionals to do so, they came through with these standouts.
Barolo is one of the most important wine regions in Italy not just for producing world-class red wines, but also for understanding how terroir impacts the final liquid in the glass. Here are five favorites from esteemed wine professional DLynn Proctor.