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2014 is a great vintage in Chablis. Although June was hot and sunny, July and August were cooler than usual. As in so many

Every year since 1997, a merry band of winemakers and faithful volunteers have staged a Bacchanalian winter wine festival in the heart of France's

In the spirit of Oscar season, I asked friends in the wine, food and film businesses a novel question: If you could design the

If you think of Tuscany and its wines, it is the famous names that immediately come to mind: Chianti, Brunello di Montalcino and Bolgheri.

"Where are the vineyards?" I wondered aloud on a recent visit to Madeira, the small volcanic island belonging to Portugal, perched out in the

It all began (or shall I say culminated?) on a boat with a friendly competition between friends. We were cruising along the coast of