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We analyze the berries for acidity, seed color, pluckability and flavor. We’re looking for the peak of flavor.

Executive chef Brian Whitmer of Marriot Napa Valley Hotel’s VINeleven whips up deliciously creative concoctions.

Calling all Spirits Brands that are looking to grow distribution in USA

Apply Promotional Code “Spirits” to get $200 further discount by September 30.

Calling all Spirits Brands that are looking to grow distribution in USA

Apply Promotional Code “Spirits” to get $200 further discount by September 30.

Calling all Spirits Brands that are looking to grow distribution in USA

Apply Promotional Code “Spirits” to get $200 further discount by September 30.

How do you make world-class wine? Judgment of Paris Winner Warren Winiarski Reveals the Secrets.

If someone told me a few  years ago that I could go to British Columbia, and have a Pinotage of better quality then I have ever had  from South  Africa (even if you are not a fan of the grape), or a wonderful Verdejo/ Albarino blend, much less a stunning Pinot noir, I would have said you were crazy.

The red wine may be a type of Grenache, but in Sardinia it is culturally unique.

The release of new Barolo, Barbaresco, and Roero was well-received by the trade and media in Alba in April. New to the Grandi Langhe event were tastings of nebbiolo sparkling spumante and spicy Pelavarga.

The Montreal Jazz Festival is serving up a variety of styles, with food preferences to match.

If it's summer, then pinot grigio fits the bill. Refreshing, bright, and reasonably priced, pinot grigio pairs well with food and satisfies a wide range of white wine drinkers. Consider Trentino DOC of the Italian options for its floral, fruity and mineral notes.

Vinexpo tried to conquer American in 2002 and 2004.  Now it's ready to try again.

The Herbfarm located in Woodinville, Washington is world-renowned for its fresh organic produce and pungent herbs, but carnivores take notice:  it serves up some of the tastiest, most imaginatively prepared beef around.

If you drink Prosecco, this should get you thinking. Has the bottle on the shelf been languishing there for years,  or is it young and vibrant? Perhaps there can be a way to know.

What is the answer to, "How do you sell wine by the glass through the mail?"

Talking about a wine often leads to a discussion about the winery. Here are three California wineries who make special efforts to welcome guests and share their wines and vineyard experiences with them.

It’s often the people and places behind a wine as much as detail on the nose and finish that create a wine’s value. People dine out to “meet” the winemaker and learn where they make their wine. The principals and terroir at two Italian wineries recently captured my attention.

Burgundy has had a long run of short vintages, including its 2016. Start writing checks for the 2015.

When I came into this industry as an apprentice many years ago, there was little opportunity for me outside the kitchen. A chef earning a degree was unheard of, and most management trainees went to a hotel school, where they learned their techn

Threesomes usually are the stuff of cross-the-line personal ads. But for Pat and Dan Conway, co-owners of the Great Lakes Brewing Cleveland, Ohio, Company (GLBC), a three-way approach into running their operation is anything but risqué—or risky. At the microbrewery and restaurant the brothers opened in 1988, business is steady and strong because the Conways never take their eyes off what’s been dubbed the triple bottom line: people, planet, and profit.

These crafty master distillers just want to have fun - and make a little extra cash - after retiring from corporate spirituality.

From vodka made from milk to liqueur crafted with poblano chiles, from classic Bourbon with 1,001 barrel options to American single malt whiskey aged in local oak, the spirits world is popping with unique options.

It is hot, black, bitter and smooth. A light caramel-colored foam rims the tiny white cup. A packet of sugar, a small biscuit and a little silver spoon sit alongside. My first café crème.

Chile's Leyda Valley has been making wine for less that 20 years, but it is already famous for its quality.