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Pop The Cork

An antique corkscrew is always a showstopper

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The Spanish Connection

Jorge Ordoñez has put his country on the wine map again.

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Identity Crisis

Pinot Gris is a white wine made from a red grape, a sibling of Pinot Noir that goes by at least two other names. No wonder it's a mystery, even...

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How Sweet It Is

A handful of California vintners think American dessert wines should stand up and be counted.

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Gaja's Next Move

Italy's most celebrated wine producer is expanding his empire to Bolgheri, where he'll make wines that truly reflect the soul of Tuscany.

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Smiles of a Summer White

Choosing the ideal wine for seasonal drinking is a matter of appropriateness and simple pleasure.

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The Volcano Lovers

High on Mount Etna, three vintners of extraordinary talent are reinvigorating the winemaking traditions of Sicily's still-active volcano.

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What Makes a Great Sommelier?

At the New York restaurant Veritas, Tim Kopec exemplifies a new breed of vine expert—equal parts scholar, salesman, psychologist, and diplomat.

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The 50 Percent Solution

The lamentably elusive half bottle—375 ml versus the traditional 750—allows those dining à deux to pair a different wine with each course.

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Picking Up the Chards

When California's Chardonnay bubble burst, that overexploited star was suddenly shunned. Martin Filler revisits a survivor ready for Act II.