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A Sommelier's Tour of France's Loire Valley

Pascaline Lepeltier grew up in the Loire Valley—its wines, its food, and, most of all, its people helped make her who she is. Here, she brings Executive Wine Editor Ray Isle along on a memory-filled homecoming.

Reimagining Rioja With Spain's Most Famous Winemaker

Álvaro Palacios was already one of Spain’s most influential and iconoclastic winemakers. Then he set his sights on Rioja—and things were never the same again. Ray Isle rides along on a garnacha-and-flamenco-fueled tour of the country’s premier wine region.

Exploring Amarone, Outside Fair Verona

The fertile hills of the Valpolicella region just outside the historic city of Verona are the homeland of Amarone, one of Italy’s greatest red wines.

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10 Cabernet Sauvignons From Napa Valley That Challenge the 'Reds from California' Stereotype

The magic of California in general, and Napa in particular, it seems, is its tremendous range of terroirs and the increasing number of producers who are working so hard to express their little patch of the planet through the wine in the bottles they produce.

Napa Valley Winemakers Ask Feds for Stricter Label Standards

California producers, including those from the Napa Valley and Sonoma County, have called for stricter federal standards.

California Wine Guide: Santa Barbara

F&W's guide to Santa Barbara's best, including recipes from local chefs (at right), hotels and wineries to visit. Plus, picks from Addison sommelier Jesse Rodriguez.