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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...

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A New French Pop

The world's best champagnes have always been blends—but now connoisseurs are after something unique. Bruce Schoenfeld investigates the era of...

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The Grape Crusaders

Sitting down to a nice Chianti once meant drinking cheap wine from a wicker bottle. A small group of stylish Italian vintners put the past to...

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Vintage Port Unbuttoned

Despite its stuffy image, this surprisingly versatile Portuguese classic is winning over a whole new generation of connoisseurs.

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Through the Grapevines

The 50 best wine experiences in the South of France