Extracurricular Oenophiles
The University of California at Davis is the alma mater of many a famous winemaker. Now amateurs can avail themselves of a course or two as well, under its extension program (800-752-0881 or 530-757-8777).

Travelers through London's Heathrow Airport can buy bottles of rare Burgundy as easily as books or candy bars thanks to the two unusual duty-free shops run by the venerable wine merchant Berry Bros. & Rudd. Similarly, well-heeled London shoppers can secure Grande Marque Champagnes and cashmere sweaters in a single store, Harrods, where the new wine department includes a tapas bar.

Top 10 List
We asked restaurateurs to name their most-ordered Valentine's Day wine. The answer: Champagne.
1. L'Espalier, Boston
Perrier-Jouët Fleur de Champagne
2. Charlie Trotter's, Chicago
Vintage Veuve Clicquot Rosé
3. Cafe Annie, Houston
Veuve Clicquot Brut
4. Spago, Los Angeles
Billecart-Salmon Brut Rosé
5. Chef Allen's, Miami
Mumm Cordon Rosé
6. Galatoire's, New Orleans
Möet & Chandon White Star
7. Chanterelle, New York City
Billecart-Salmon Brut Rosé
8. Le Bec-Fin, Philadelphia
Diebolt-Vallois Brut Prestige
9. Rubicon, San Francisco
1982 Salon
10. Campagne, Seattle
Billecart-Salmon Brut Rosé

Nero's Hero
The Alto Adige region of Italy is best known for its white wines. But with Pinot Neros (Pinot Noirs) like those made by Martin Foradori of J. Hofstätter, the area will soon be as acclaimed for its reds.

You've Got Ale
There's lots of Irish lager in the States and no shortage of Irish stout. Now, Guinness Import Company has decided America is ready for its Caffrey's Irish Ale. Made in Ireland's Black Mountains, the Guinness ale claims the best of both beers: "It pours like a stout and drinks like a lager."

Drinking in Dallas
Pencil in March 18 to 22 as the best dates to be in Dallas this spring. That's when the 15th annual Dallas Morning News Wine and Food Festival all but takes over The Fairmont Hotel. For details, call 214-319-7000.