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  1. Sixty feet below the grinding clatter of modern Paris’ streets—deep within the warrenlike recesses of an old quarry from which the blocks of the Arc de Triomphe were taken—lies a remarkable wine...
  2. The second most widely incorporated Bordeaux grape, Merlot, suffered unjustly in the 1980s at the hands of indifferent winemakers, whose mass-market goal was to produce a kinder, gentler alternative...
  3. The increasing fascination among U.S. winemakers with Bordeaux-style blends has yielded some admirable releases, yet none has managed to dislodge Joseph Phelps from its preeminence in this arena...
  4. Paso Robles, which lies inland from San Simeon along California’s Central Coast, is without doubt one of the exciting wine regions in the United States, thanks largely to the creative and...
  5. The origins of California’s most characteristic wine were unknown until recently, when researchers traced the Zinfandel grape to vineyards of Croatia. While this zesty varietal has never achieved the...
  6. Admirers of Pinot Noir find few similarities between the red wines of Burgundy and the Pinots of California, whose unrestrained Mediterranean-like weather gives the fruit an intense ripeness that...
  7. James Roundell gained more than expertise in Impressionist and modern paintings during his 22 years at the London office of Christie’s. He also learned about the flaws of the auction-house approach...
  8. A few years ago, Peter Galassi, head of the photography department at New York’s Museum of Modern Art, decided to deaccession a number of photographs by French photographer Eugène Atget. The time...
  9. While collectors clamor for the 2000 Bordeaux vintage, and critics dull their pencil leads with praise for Australia, Spain has quietly emerged as the world’s most exciting wine-producing country...
  10. Barossa Valley Estate originally started as a growers’ cooperative in 1985, when 80 third- and fourth-generation Barossa Valley growers united to address dwindling prices and disappearing markets...

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