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"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

Idaho is famous for potatoes. Now the state's swelling ranks of winemakers want to put Idaho's wines on the culinary map. So far, they

The extraordinary diversity of France never ceases to amaze me. Each region, even the most established, offers a note of originality, but the farther

Whenever I mention Swiss wine -- which I do at every possible opportunity -- most people get a glazed look in their eyes. Some

Fifty years ago this year, David Lett, of Eyrie Vineyards, noticing the Willamette Valley's similarity to France's Burgundy region, planted the first Pinot Noir