New Wine Shops for Foodies A new breed of wine-shop owner is bringing all kinds of excellent food pairings into the store, from artisanal cheeses to tapas.
Best Weeknight Recipes from a Star Vintner-Cook The wine world knows Jeff Smith as the man behind Hourglass Cabernet, one of California’s top cult bottlings. But Napa Valley insiders know his talent as a home cook who prepares easy, inventive, on-the-fly dinners.
Easter with Chile’s Wine Visionaries Four generations of the Huneeus family give Easter a Latin accent with pork empanadas and herb-crusted lamb, all matched with their phenomenal (and inexpensive) wines.
Chef Recipes Made Easy: Richard Reddington’s Best Chef Richard Reddington and wine director Chris Blanchard create impeccable, eclectic food-and-wine pairings at Napa Valley’s Redd. Here, F&W simplifies Reddington’s recipes and suggests easy-to-find versions of Blanchard’s wine matches.
Petronius’s Feast In researching a novel set in ancient Rome, writer Jesse Browner has an unforgettable meal that resurrects a long-lost empire.
San Francisco’s New Tastemakers Shelley Lindgren surprised San Francisco with her Southern Italian wine list for A16. Greg Lindgren lures the city’s cocktail lovers to the edgy Tenderloin district to check out his fabulous new bar, Rye. Here’s how this rule-breaking couple lives, and what they love to eat and drink.
Where to Go Next: Vancouver British Columbia produces excellent wines but exports very little to the U.S.—a fabulous excuse for a pilgrimage to Vancouver. The restaurants below offer some of the city’s best wine lists.