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Elin McCoy is wine and spirits columnist for Bloomberg News, where she writes a monthly column for Bloomberg Markets and a bimonthly column for the Bloomberg news wire. She is currently writing a wine book set in Sonoma. Her most recent book, “The Emperor of Wine: The Rise of Robert M. Parker, Jr. and the Reign of American Taste,” won the 2005 World Gourmand Cookbook Award and was a finalist for the James Beard and IACP wine book of the year awards. The book has also garnered international praise and foreign editions will appear in nine countries. Elin was a contributing editor on wine at Food & Wine for 25 years and has been a columnist for House Beautiful, Las Vegas Life, Shattered, and Drink. She has written for several national publications, including The New York Times. Elin was also editorial director for her own book packaging company, Pen & Pencil Books. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, Elin attended graduate school at New York University and the University of London.

2013 Château de Trinquevedel Rosé. Credit: Elin McCoy

When the weather is steamy hot, no wine is more refreshing than a chilled rosé. This 2013 Château de Trinquevedel, with its complex spice

2013 Domaine des Bérioles Saint-Pourçain Les Grandes Brières

I discovered this under-$20 French red wine on a recent visit to Burgundy, though it wasn't  from that famous, fashionable region. Legendary wine broker

Feudo Arancio Dalila. Credit: Courtesy of Feudo Arancia

Sunny Sicily is in the throes of a wine revolution. This rich apricot-and-citrus-toned white, 2012 Feudo Arancio Dalila, is an example of just how

2012 Bokisch Vineyards Rosado Belle Colline Vineyard. Credit: Courtesy of Bokisch Vineyards

The snow outside has me longing for the beginning of rosé season. But sampling this bright 2012 Bokisch Vineyards Rosado, with its lively flavors

2012 Tenuta Sant'Antonio Scaia Garganega/Chardonnay label and vineyard. Credit: Courtesy of Tenuta Sant'Antonio

Red wine blends are booming in popularity in the U.S., and I predict that in 2014 white blends will follow suit. The floral and

2011 Château de Saint Cosmé Gigondas. Credit: Courtesy of Château de Saint Cosmé

When the temperature drops to zero and snow piles up in drifts outside my door (as it did last week), I want a rich,

2011 Lohsa Morellino di Scansano Terre del Poliziano. Credit: Courtesy of the Lohsa Estate

After splurging on plenty of great (and expensive) wines during the holidays, I'm ready to retrench. At $15, this bright, juicy 2011 Lohsa Morellino

Makaziwe Mandela, Nelson Mandela's daughter, and Tukwini Mandela, her daughter and Nelson Mandela's granddaughter, with the family's wine. Credit: Elin McCoy

After the death of great South African leader Nelson Mandela, I've been thinking about his political and moral legacy and a family wine I