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  • A Clash Between Cotton and Cabernet? (Wine Spectator)
    The Texas High Plains has the potential to be a grapegrower's paradise. This plateau near the New Mexico border is now home to nearly 5,000 acres planted to wine grapes. Summer delivers warm days and cool nights, and dry winds make fungal diseases a non-issue. This is traditionally cotton country, yet with recent drought conditions […]
  • Wine Talk: Josh Groban's Pinot Noir Philanthropy (Wine Spectator)
    Note: This interview has been updated from its original version, which appeared in the Oct. 15 & 31, 2017, issue of Wine Spectator, "New York City: A Wine Lover's Guide."With worldwide album sales surpassing 30 million copies, four Grammy nominations and consistently sold-out shows on some of the world's biggest stages, Josh Groban has been […]
  • Unfiltered: Wine Smugglers' Lair Found? Hidden Doorway, Bottle Stash Uncovered in Scottish Castle Caves (Wine Spectator)
    Culzean Castle is a picture-perfect fairytale edifice atop bluffs overlooking the Firth of Clyde, a 1792 masterpiece of neo-romantic architecture even gracing the Royal Bank of Scotland's 5-pound note until recently. But under the veneer of respectability—literally under—the occupants of the property, Scottish earls of Clan Kennedy, likely conducted less savory business in a series […]
  • Unfiltered: Emmy Wines Behind the Scenes: Stars Dish on Awards Drinks (Wine Spectator)
    Last night's Primetime Emmy Awards featured some familiar honorees—Game of Thrones, 96-year-old national treasure Betty White, and Napa's Sterling Vineyards and Italy's Ferrari Trento costarring as the official still and sparkling wines of the Emmy Awards Season. But the night wasn't without primetime-style twists, and the best of them were accompanied by a glass of […]
  • Wine Spectator’s 2018 Video Contest Winner: The Soul of Barolo (Wine Spectator)
    On a summer trip to Piedmont in Italy, Seattle-based filmmaker Will Miceli fell in love with the abundance of great wine and food in the region. But the story of the Abbona family, the owners of Piedmont’s Marchesi di Barolo winery, was what truly won his heart. When it came down to choosing a subject […]
  • Unfiltered: Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union Crush It in Napa (Wine Spectator)
    Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union, celebrity power couple on court, stage and crushpad, had a Napa-good time this week when they came to town to blend a new 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon for Wade Cellars, the veteran NBA All-Star's winery partnership with the Pahlmeyer family. While in the valley, Wade made the most of his trip, […]
  • Restaurant Spotlight: Formel B (Wine Spectator)
    In Denmark’s charming, residential city of Frederiksberg, Formel B champions regional cuisine and French wines. Owners Rune Amgild Jochumsen and Kristian Arpe Møller both play hands-on roles: Jochumsen serves as wine director and Møller helms the kitchen. The frequently changing menu includes about 20 small plates—ideal for sampling an array of flavors—that showcase seasonal Danish […]
  • Turning Tables: D.C.'s Masseria Chef Opens Sprawling Italian Concept; New Chef at Galatoire's in New Orleans (Wine Spectator)
    Renowned D.C. Chef Opens Ambitious Italian ConceptWashington, D.C., chef Nicholas Stefanelli is opening Officina later this month, a three-story destination for Italian cuisine in the city's massive new waterfront complex, the Wharf. Officina will occupy 14,000 square feet, with a market on the first floor, a trattoria-style restaurant on the second floor and a rooftop […]
  • Beloved California Vintner Ulises Valdez Dies at 49 (Wine Spectator)
    Ulises Valdez, who emigrated from Mexico to work as a vineyard laborer in Sonoma County, then rose to become one of California's most renowned vineyard managers and founder of his own family winery, died early this morning of a heart attack. He was 49.Valdez was widely considered one of the most knowledgeable and skilled vineyard […]
  • 8 & $20 Recipe: Roasted Autumn Vegetable Salad with Balsamic-Walnut Dressing (Wine Spectator)
    Eight ingredients, plus pantry staples. That's all it takes to make an entire meal from scratch. Add in a good bottle of wine for less than $20, and you've got a feast for family or friends.As summer comes to an end, it’s time for fall produce to step into the spotlight. This hearty salad recipe […]
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