An Haute Spa Merlot body wraps and healthy spa cuisine might not transform a reporter into a sylph, but a visit to Bordeaux's Caudalíe has its own rewards
Glass Houses One oenophile throws stones at wine snobs who drink only from the "right" glassware
A Victorian Christmas A Minnesota chef who left the city for small-town life invites family and friends to a christmas feast in his 1884 home
Genie in a Bottle Grappas are worth appreciating, not just for their taste but for their looks.
A Quick Italian Feast

A complete menu from crostini to panettone in about three hours

A Gadget Wish List FOOD & WINE experts name their indispensable kitchen tools
The Winter Garden | Winter Salads No lettuce? No problem. With ingredients like celery, beans and beets, winter salads are the answer
20 Wines for 2000 If millennium fever leaves you cold, these unheralded New Year's Eve wines will fire you up
The Pasta Plan A master chef shares his easy strategy for feeding unexpected guests.
The London Scene After hearing endless hype about London, one exasperated insider separates the truly spectacular from the overrated
Kidding Around New epicurean choices for the fish-sticks set
Vintage Editions The best wine books of the year, for experts and dummies, for giving and keeping
Baked Pasta Tips Tips for turning tossed pasta into baked:
Hostess Gifts Our columnist shares her tips for memorable presents. Walkie-talkies, anyone?
Book Smart A bibliophile reviews the season's best selections
Hawaiian Surf and Turf

Pro-surfer-turned-chef Raphael Lunetta is making waves at his L.A. restaurant, Jiraffe. On vacation in Hawaii, he heads for the beach with his board--and eight great recipes.

Bay Watch After a short lull, the San Francisco restaurant scene is grabbing attention again.