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  1. The négociant house of Bouchard Père & Fils (now controlled by Henriot Champagne and therefore a sister company of Chablis producer William Fèvre) is the largest holder of vineyards on the Côte...
  2. At a tasting of Vega Sicilia’s Unico at Valentino restaurant in Los Angeles earlier this year, 10 collectors of this most prized label from Ribera del Duero arrived, each carrying one precious...
  3. Angelo Gaja became a legendary figure in Piedmontese winemaking for introducing to the region such innovations as crop thinning and barrique aging. His great single-vineyard wines from both...
  4. Globe-trotting winemaker Paul Hobbs, perhaps known best for his California Chardonnays, seems as at home in Mendoza, Argentina, as he is in the Russian River Valley or on Sonoma Mountain—regions of...
  5. Of the three famed Côte-Rôtie vineyards that Etienne Guigal owns in the Rhône Valley, only La Mouline is located on the so-called Côte Blonde, a portion of the appellation where the topography...
  6. Television producer and hotelier Merv Griffin began purchasing land in La Quinta, Calif., nearly 20 years ago, eventually compiling 240 acres that he has used to raise his horses. Griffin now is...
  7. Hampton Island does not appear on maps, and the 4,000-acre community, which sits between Savannah and Sea Island off the coast of Georgia, intends to remain a mystery to all but its handful of...
  8. The list of planned facilities at Saguaro Ranch is staggering: a 10,000-square-foot spa with eight treatment rooms and a fitness center; a 116-seat indoor theater and an outdoor amphitheater; a...
  9. Ritz-Carlton Club owners can play golf in Jupiter, Fla., ski in Aspen and Bachelor Gulch, Colo., or lounge on the beach in St. Thomas. In the coming years, members in search of an American city...
  10. The fractional program at the Villas at Tristant, a ski-in/ski-out development on the perimeter of Mountain Village near Telluride, Colo., offers more than just a few weeks’ vacation per year...

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