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8 Essential French Wines for Winter

France’s viticulture has true depth in the red-wine category, from the palest rosé in Provence to benchmark Bordeaux reds, all reasons to drink with food.

8 Robust Wines Perfect for the Holidays

Late fall’s robust fare, such as root vegetables and cream-based dishes, are a nice pairing with sparkling wines, whether that’s a Champagne from France, a Prosecco from Italy, or a California sparkling wine.

8 Unique Wines to Try This Fall

When it comes to fall, there's nothing wrong with Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon—two of the most widely recognized wine varietals with plantings around the world—but there are niche wines worth exploring, too. From Furmint and Muscat in Hungary to Catarratto grapes in Sicily, here are some suggestions.

Wine Spritzers are Summer's Perfect Solution

On a hot and humid day, a glass of wine—particularly red wine—can be a hard sell. Customers want to refresh their palates with a chilled, crisp drink. But for those who have trouble choosing between a cocktail or a glass of wine, a wine spritzer is the perfect solution.

The 32 Best Restaurants for Booze in America

Spirited SuccessesTwelve restaurants where the bar is raised to exceptional standards. by Alia AkkamA staggering number of bars today—whether an upscale speakeasy or neighborhood dive—astound with their rich collections of obscure spirits, carefully created concoctions, and knowledgeable staff.

Inside The Daring World of Multi-Sensory Dining

At 6:58 p.m. six couples hover nervously outside the windowless Black Hole restaurant in Cancun. There are giggles, witty comments, a whole lot of “what is going to happen next” swimming in the balmy air.

BYOB Restaurants Uncork Profit with Wine

When Kody Harris started making plans to open her casual Greek eatery in Phoenix, Arizona, it was a reflection of her grandparents’ Greek heritage and her love for the country’s cuisine, but the cost of the liquor license was a pivotal turning point in her future eatery’s narrative.

Lodi Country Takes Root in the Wine Industry

Forty minutes south of  Sacramento and deep into California’s agricultural belt, where most of the country’s almond supply grows, Lodi is a rags-to-riches story when it comes to the wine industry.

Champagne's Quest to Reduce its Carbon Footprint

On a hot weekday in the middle of September, in a back room at Champagne Mailly—a cooperative dating back to the 1920s and deep in the heart of Champagne, France—local wine growers hash out a plan for the ceremonial start of harvest.