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  1. Despite an influx of increasingly lovely Pinot Noirs, Sauvignon Blanc is still New Zealand’s hallmark varietal. The Marlborough appellation, on the northern tip of South Island, produces the country’...
  2. Taittinger vineyards, with approximately 600 acres of vines, are among the most extensive in Champagne. The holdings include significant Chardonnay vineyards, and the predominance of Chardonnay in...
  3. When the legendary Max Schubert first created the experimental Penfolds Grange Hermitage in the 1950s, he was reviled by both the press and wine industry. Schubert persevered, and the wine, now known...
  4. Laphroaig is not a whisky for beginners. It is a malt to be pondered as much as sipped—a unique spirit that demands one’s attention, which it rewards with intense, quirky, idiomatic flavors. Casual...
  5. When the London office of Sotheby’s hired Robert Bowman in 1978, it did more than rescue him from accounting school; it introduced him to the world of art. As Bowman rose through the ranks, he grew...
  6. Some legends begin with a grand gesture that, like a wave, washes the subject into history; others begin with a slow trickle that gradually gathers strength. Such has been the case with Williams...
  7. Cultivated for centuries in the northern Rhône region of France, Viognier is a well-bodied and fragrant white wine that, until recently, received little attention outside of its native realm. More...
  8. When we think of white wine, Chardonnay generally leaps to mind. Even so, some of the very best white wines produced in the United States come not from the pale, regal grape of Burgundy, but from...
  9. Great painters have their signature styles—a certain flair for lines, a subtlety of color, of shadow—that make any subject their own. In the medium of wine (and, specifically, of white wine), Ed...
  10. While the Sauternes and Barsacs continue to reign supreme over the kingdom of dessert wines, U.S. winemakers are demonstrating a growing mastery of this age-old technique by which the noble rot,...

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