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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, […]
A seasoned wine expert pulls out his old notebooks and looks at where some past favorites are now…
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 […]
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 […]
California’s Central Coast stretches from Ventura to San Simeon, but its three most important wine regions are Paso Robles, the Edna Valley near San Luis Obispo, and Santa Barbara County, where the film Sideways was shot. The success of that production fueled a surge of interest in the area’s wines, and the winemakers there have […]
While this grouping of regions may be all over the map, the best wines from these areas share certain stylistic attributes—such as mouthwatering minerality, lively acidity, and precise, lengthy finishes—that make them exceptional wines for pairing with food. Though often underappreciated in the United States, these recent releases do credit to the noble soils from […]