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Wines Great  & Small

Photography by Cordero Studios Styling by Alicia Buszczak ​ Moving beyond the 750 ml bottle, celebrated vintages range from splits to Melchiors.  There is an old saying that everything is better in magnum. Certainly that is true of wine. But magnums, or 1.5-liter bottles, are not the only size with advantages. The half bottle, for instance, […]

Hosts Guide Holiday 2013: Season’s Sipping

The 18th-century Swiss writer, composer, and philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau wrote, “I have always said and felt that true enjoyment cannot be described.” Though the celebrated father of modern autobiography and author of Reveries of a Solitary Walker was probably not contemplating the sublime experience of savoring the nuances and subtleties of a glass of Bordeaux […]

Ideal Iberians: Spain and Portugal

At present, the iberian Peninsula is producing arguably the best wines in Europe. The wine industries in Spain and Portugal have undergone significant transformations in recent decades. In both countries, traditional winemakers and the more avant-garde new school of oenologists seem to have struck a harmonious balance in which each group borrows techniques and practices […]

Cru North: Washington and Oregon

The Pacific Northwest region of the United States has recently emerged as one of the most prolific and diverse wine-growing areas in the world, successfully producing a wide array of varietals that, only decades ago, few thought would thrive there. Interestingly, Oregon and Washington share the same latitudes as Burgundy and Bordeaux, so it should […]

The Southern Hemisphere: Australia, New Zealand, Chile, and Argentina

Until the last decade or so, most critics focused on Europe and California as the primary sources of fine wine. Yet the art and science of viticulture have flourished below the equator, and collectors seeking exciting new expressions of established varietals increasingly have turned their taste buds to the tantalizing Shiraz of Australia, the precocious […]

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