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  • Take Your Holiday Roast Chicken to the Next Level with Lee Wolen's Recipe (Wine Spectator)
    Lee Wolen knows how to exhibit art on the plate. After all, the Cleveland-born chef has worked everywhere from Moto, the now-defunct Chicago restaurant specializing in high-tech molecular gastronomy, to New York fine-dining spot Eleven Madison Park, known for its showstopper dishes.At his Chicago restaurant Boka, however, presentation is considered, but taste is primary. "Yeah, […]
  • Patrick Léon, Former Winemaker at Mouton-Rothschild and Opus One and Consultant at Château d’Esclans, Dies at 75 (Wine Spectator)
    Patrick Léon, one of France's most influential winemakers and owner of Château Les Trois Croix, in Bordeaux’s Fronsac region, died on Dec. 11. He had been battling cancer for more than a decade and developed an infection a few days earlier. Léon was 75 years old and still an active winemaker."He loved people. He never […]
  • Sommelier Roundtable: Your Wine Predictions for 2019 (Wine Spectator)
    When 2018 kicked off, we asked in-the-know wine pros what to expect for the year: more bubbles, more New Zealand, more Napa and, they hoped, better "natural" wine. The past 12 months have borne out many of their prognostications—but thrown some curveballs as well. What's in store for 2019? Or rather, what should wine drinkers […]
  • Unfiltered: Extreme Winemaker Rowing 3,000 Miles Solo Across the Atlantic (Wine Spectator)
    What has two oars and is on the way to breaking records as he rows solo across the Atlantic Ocean? This guy: Isaac Giesen, a 26-year-old winemaker and member of New Zealand's Giesen Wines family. On Dec. 12, the young athlete-vintner embarked on a roughly 3,000-mile journey, alone, from the Canary Islands to Antigua; a […]
  • 10-Year-Old Winemaker Helps Emeril Lagasse Raise $3 Million for Children’s Charities (Wine Spectator)
    No one could blame Cruz Bilbro for being nervous. For one thing, the vintner had never spoken to a ballroom packed with hundreds of people before. For another, it was past his bedtime. The 10-year-old was on stage at Carnivale du Vin, the New Orleans charity auction founded by chef Emeril Lagasse. Cruz is the […]
  • 8 & $20 Recipe: Cod en Papillote with a Zesty White (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. Cooking is often about the total transformation of ingredients. But it’s refreshing to showcase the natural essence of a […]
  • Wine Talk: Reggae-Rock Band Pepper (Wine Spectator)
    Since forming in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, in 1997, Pepper has become one of the most popular reggae-rock bands on the scene. Members Kaleo Wassman, Bret Bollinger and Yesod Williams have been traveling the world for more than two decades, releasing seven studio albums along the way, and performing everywhere from sold-out amphitheaters to surfing competitions to […]
  • Unfiltered: Scott Pruett Designs Custom Lexus Wine Car; Bugatti Gets a Carbon-Fiber Champagne (Wine Spectator)
    You're at the dealership ready to sign a lease on a brand-new Lexus. The 302-horsepower V6, dynamic radar cruise control, adaptive variable suspension and Apple CarPlayTM come standard, but as a discerning wine lover on the go, might you be interested in some upgrades? Onboard temperature-controlled wine fridge? Iceless bottle chiller? Insulated four-glass case? All […]
  • Malibu Wine Region Wildfire Survivors Brace for Mudslides (Wine Spectator)
    First came fire, then rain. As if recent devastating wildfires hadn’t caused enough suffering for the beleaguered Malibu Coast wine region, an unexpected severe storm dumped an estimated 2 inches of rain on Southern California yesterday. Mud and debris flowed down from the fire-scorched Malibu hills onto the Pacific Coast Highway (PCH) during the morning […]
  • 8 Gifts for Every Kind of Wine Lover (Wine Spectator)
    Searching for the perfect holiday gift for the wine lover in your life? We’ve got ideas for everything from stocking stuffers (you can never have too many corkscrews!) to gifts for gadget geeks and professional-grade wine region maps for the true student of wine. Pulltap’s Corkscrew$7, iwawine.com The classic waiter’s key is a marvel of […]
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