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Italian Wine: Driving the Prosecco Road

Bubbly—Italian style! Departures reports on the best of sparkling wine country.

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Top Tequilas

No longer hangover-inducing swill for the spring-break set, Mexico’s signature spirit has come of age as a drink savored by connoisseurs.

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Tom Seaver’s Napa Winery

One of baseball’s all-time pitching greats, Tom Seaver, is a rising star in the competitive fields of Napa Valley.

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Best of Napa, California

California’s most celebrated wine region is buzzing with stylish hotels, smart tasting experiences, and talented new players.

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Thunder Down Under

A new breed of superb, artisanally produced reds—mostly Cabernet and Shiraz—is redefining Australian wine

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Champagne's Quiet Monarch

By refusing to depart from traditional methods, a French winemaker has relegated itself to comparative obscurity. Martin Filler raises a glass...

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He Did It His Way

California maverick winemaker Paul Draper turned old-vine fruitinto preeminent wines and placed Santa Clara County's Ridge Vineyards among the...

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A Brave New World of Beaujolais

The region's wine has been tainted by Nouveau's lightweight image, but a quiet revolution taking place among innovative producers just may...

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Crystal Made Clear

The quest for the perfect wineglass has become the oenophile's holy grail. Martin Filler searches out the best of today's top-of-the-line...