Lettie Teague

Wine snobs scorn Pinot Grigio, but Lettie Teague ignores their withering glances on a taste-a-thon that uncovers some truly admirable bottles.
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Grüner Veltliner pairs beautifully with food. So why did this onetime sommeliers' darling fall so far out of favor? Lettie Teague goes to Austria to find out.
As she trails three New York City salespeople on their rounds, F&W's Lettie Teague discovers some terrific Burgundies and one great Gavi.
"The King of Wines" may be in danger of losing its reputation for greatness as a growing number of winemakers create softer, more crowd-pleasing bottlings. Lettie Teague investigates.
Wine editor Lettie Teague tells how to bring your own bottle to a restaurant without feeling embarrassed or annoying the sommelier.
Reasonably-priced Champagnes can be terrific for any occasion and season, without breaking your wallet. Here are 10 of our most affordable favorites we've selected.
Why is Telmo Rodríguez as proud of his $8 bottlings as he is of his $80 ones? Wine editor Lettie Teague finds out the answer when she tags along with this star "driving winemaker" on a high-mileage road trip.
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Part philosopher, part real estate man, California winery owner Bill Harlan produced one of the best reds of the twentieth century. And his ambitions for the twenty-first are even higher.
Confounded by the recent glorification of rosé, Lettie Teague goes taste-testing to make up her own mind about the merits of the pink-hued wine.
Why is Telmo Rodríguez as proud of his $8 bottlings as he is of his $80 ones? Wine editor Lettie Teague finds out the answer when she tags along with this star "driving winemaker" on a high-mileage road trip.
Part philosopher, part real estate man, California winery owner Bill Harlan produced one of the best reds of the twentieth century. And his ambitions for the twenty-first are even higher.
Confounded by the recent glorification of rosé, Lettie Teague goes taste-testing to make up her own mind about the merits of the pink-hued wine.
Brad Goldstein runs a fraud-investigation team on behalf of billionaire wine collector Bill Koch, who was allegedly swindled by Hardy Rodenstock with counterfeit bottles. Although old Bordeaux are the most commonly faked wines, there are more and more fraudulent Burgundies, says Goldstein. Here are five wines he’s found to be most frequently faked.
Outside Santa Barbara, Bien Nacido is inconspicuously producing grapes for some of California's most celebrated bottles. Wine editor Lettie Teague visits.
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Steak houses specialize in big red wines—almost exclusively California Cabernet. Lettie Teague takes their measure on a three-city trencherman's tour.
Lettie Teague discovers that Alsace is full of charm—and full of controversy about whether the wines are too sweet.
Wine editor Lettie Teague goes undercover at a New York City restaurant and learns there's more to being a sommelier than small talk and sturdy shoes.
After years of wondering what Vega Sicilia wines taste like, our columnist Lettie Teague finally found out. Of course, she had to go to Spain to do it.
Super-Tuscans, once among the world’s most sought-after wines, have fallen out of fashion. Lettie Teague investigates why, and searches out the timeless bottlings.
Knowing the best vintages is crucial in Bordeaux, but what about in the rest of the world? F&W's Lettie Teague shares her easy-to-remember vintage wisdom.
Confronted by ballooning restaurant wine prices, F&W's Lettie Teague assesses lists across the country and suggests at least five tricks for beating the system.
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Washington state's Chateau Ste. Michelle produces more than a million cases of first-rate value wines a year. Lettie Teague, one of the wine world's best bargain hunters, pays a visit.
How quickly can a wine novice become an intelligent taster? Film critic Peter Travers finds out when he gets a crash course from wine editor Lettie Teague. Here, the first installment in a three-part series.
In the third and final installment of our series, wine editor Lettie Teague teaches her pupil, film critic Peter Travers, the do's and don'ts of pairing wine and food—and learns she may have created a monster.
Skeptical about the "greenwashing" of the wine industry, F&W's Lettie Teague explores the fast-growing world of natural wine to find some great bottles.
Wine editor Lettie Teague traveled to New York's Finger Lakes hoping to find good Riesling and discovered great Gewürztraminer. Why doesn't anyone else care?
Movie director Francis Ford Coppola is also Napa Valley's most famous vintner. Lettie Teague learns about the wines that inspire him.
In wine, the place matters as much as the grape. Film critic Peter Travers learns why from wine editor Lettie Teague. Here, the second in a three-part series.