American Wine Awards When F&W debuted the American Wine Awards nine years ago, the wine scene was very different. Few in the industry used terms like "natural winemaking" and "painstaking vineyard work." However, this year's winners, chosen by a panel of judges, share this emphasis on the grape.
A Chefs' Picnic by the Bay Enticed by Long Island wine country, chef Gerry Hayden and his wife, pastry whiz Claudia Fleming, recently opened a restaurant and inn there—an ideal spot for dreamy picnics.
World's Great Wine Tours Want to taste wines at an elite Bordeaux château or a tiny Australian cult producer? Fat chance—unless you get an assist from one of these guides.
Cult Chardonnay's Newest Star The Chardonnays crafted by Sonoma visionary Mark Aubert leave most collectors nearly speechless with desire.
Is Bordeaux's 2005 Vintage Worth the Hype? Is 2005 really the vintage of a lifetime or are its merits overblown? Robert M. Parker, Jr., gives his frank assessment and names his favorite producers.
Wine Clubs: A User's Guide The newest wine clubs are young, fun and focused on delicious, inexpensive bottles instead of prestige labels. Here, F&W's Ray Isle profiles one great L.A. group and tells how anyone can join in.
Vegan Sweets That Pass the Taste Test How could wheat-free, dairy-free, egg-free, sugar-free cakes and scones possibly taste good? Manhattan's BabyCakes NYC convinces the skeptics.
Why We All Want to Cook (and Live) Like Annabel Langbein Annabel Langbein once made a living trapping possums and jumping out of helicopters to catch wild deer. So how did she become New Zealand's most respected food celebrity, with a lifestyle anyone would covet? Gareth Renowden finds out.
A Scene Grows in Brooklyn Brooklyn—yes, the gritty borough overshadowed by glamorous Manhattan—has become America's design central. Visionary boutique owner Dave Alhadeff invites some big talents over for dinner.
Chef Recipes Made Easy At Amada in Philadelphia, chef Jose Garces turns out all kinds of sensational traditional and innovative tapas. Here, F&W transforms his best small-plates recipes into full-size, deliciously satisfying dishes.
Must-Try Wine Cocktails Resuscitating a pre-Prohibition favorite, the most cutting-edge cocktail creators are once again adding wine to the mix.
Cowboy Junkie F&W's Salma Abdelnour, a lapsed Texan, gets in touch with her inner cowgirl at a spectacular new Wild West ranch.
Batali Revs Up the Grill Chef Mario Batali, author of the new Mario Tailgates Nascar Style, is racing's No. 1 fan. At a championship competition in Charlotte, North Carolina, he grills a feast for his family and a few of the sport's biggest stars.
Big Wine: Good or Evil? The rise of "big" wine—ripe, rich, with lots of fruit and alcohol—is hugely controversial. Two top experts argue about whether bigger is better.
Three Inspiring Cellars Who says cellars need to be boring basement rooms with ugly shelves? F&W asked three design firms to create something new and thought-provoking.