Wine Tasting: Basic Training An exceptional teacher answers common questions about red wine--from swirl to sip.
Wine Sources: Best Wine Shops Looking for a boutique Burgundy or a cult California Cabernet Sauvignon? The 18 superlative shops here offer the best selection and service.
Bordeaux's Empire Builders Whether running a world-famous winery or a regional farmers' union, the Lurtons are one of Bordeaux's most influential dynasties. A writer traces the Lurton family tree in order to understand the region's past and future.
Chile Success Story Once known for mass-market wines, Chile is now turning out premium bottles, helped by renegades like Aurelio Montes. Over a family lunch of grilled sirloin and caramel crêpes, he explains why.
Rioja Food Tour: Spanish Pilgrimage A Seattle chef who was born in Spain returns every year to cook. The recipes here show what keeps drawing him back to Rioja.
Napa Hotels: What's Next for Napa? Auberge du Soleil, the luxurious Napa hotel and restaurant, invented the wine country fantasy just two decades ago. Its mission now: to bring that dream into the twenty-first century.
A Cook's Guide to Wine Pairings A top Napa chef creates seven rustic dishes for seven kinds of wine. His robust yet elegant recipes epitomize what wine country cuisine is all about.
Tuscany Entertaining: Italian Villa Idyll A renovated Tuscan farmhouse has many charms, from ancient orchards to a sleek swimming pool. But its biggest enticement is the splendid food prepared by a marvelous local cook.
Tuscany Excursions: Sirena Song On board Sirena, fisherman Paolo Fanciulli gives travelers an ecotour, then grills lunch fresh from his net.
Burgundy Classics: Wheeling and Dealing Over a tasty, triumphant lunch, bicycle-tour entrepreneur George Butterfield tells how he clinched a most unusual wine deal.
Tuscany Travel Tips: A Guide to Tuscany This list of hotels, restaurants and shops covers the area from just north of Florence to Siena and Chiusi.