The charity auction has raised $24 million for cancer-fighting organizations since 1979 Photo by: Courtesy Nashville Wine Auction Vintners, from left, Lindy Novak, Pam Starr, Vitalie Taittinger, Zelma Long, Jenne Lee Bonaccorsi, Shannon Staglin and Marimar Torres. Women in wine were at the forefront of the Nashville Wine Auction’s 39th-annual l’Eté du Vin, held Aug.
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From Napa to Châteauneuf, here’s what the winemakers told us about making the King’s cut. Plus, Médoc, Maipo, mayhem collide in epic new wine-painted wine comic; questionable ’70s diet recommends wine, eggs, steak, coffee, nothing else Photo by: Gregory Shamus/Pool Photo/AP Photo The Warriors appreciating a flight of LeBron James The NBA season is over—which
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Parisian businessman Ivan Massonnat buys Pithon-Paillé, a notable Anjou producer of Chenin Blanc Photo by: Jean-Yves Bardin Jo Pithon spent years acquiring the parcels of Coteau des Treilles and then replanting it. Jo Pithon, a trailblazing vintner in the Loire Valley’s Anjou appellation, has sold his Pithon-Paillé wine company, including 22 acres of vineyards and
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Photo by: Greg Hudson Mix up the toppings to customize the bowl to your taste; a white with fresh acidity should handle most variations. When it comes to takeout, poke bowls—the now-trendy Hawaiian dish centered on marinated raw fish—are one of my go-to options for a fresh, healthy and satisfying meal. But as easy as
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Plus, WineaPawlooza stars Beckstoffer/Bevan “Unique Barrique,” jolly 200-pound pig; new hybrid supergrapes emerge to fight disease; and spirits world discovers goat yoga Photo by: Josh Cellars ‘Pop all of your corks at once and / Exult in rosé!’ Last year, Josh Cellars rode into South Dakota as the first-ever wine sponsor of the annual Sturgis
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Plus, Legal Sea Foods opens a wine bar in D.C.’s Union Station, and Vallone’s in Houston closes Photo by: Christina Slaton Bar Ramone will bring tapas and wine to Chicago’s River North neighborhood. Updated Aug. 3 Bar Ramone Is Lettuce Entertain You’s Latest Venture Bar Ramone will open mid-August in a small, rustic space in
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Photo by: Osteria Mattone Osteria Mattone delivers an elegant Italian dining experience with a neighborhood feel. At Osteria Mattone, brothers and owners Daniel and Ryan Pernice bring refined yet casual dining inspired by Italy’s neighborhood eateries to Roswell, Ga.’s historic district. Ryan oversees general operations, while Daniel manages the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence–winning wine
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When it comes to wine, size matters. Large-format bottles add a large-format “wow” factor to any occasion. Not only are they more impressively sized and rarer than their standard counterparts, their larger wine-to-ullage ratio means that they tend to age more slowly as well. These 10 Restaurant Award winners around the world do it big
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A new video of the robot in action! Plus, blue wine washes up in France, and Kelly Clarkson defends red wine in Twitter take Yanu, a new drink-mixing automaton friend from Estonia, won’t try to drink your Champagne, unlike some other boozebots—instead, it’ll serve you that glass of bubbly with a smile little to no
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Darden Restaurants’ national wine director Brian Phillips navigates 22 interviews before lunch, a Champagne vending machine, and a Chinese wine tasting Monday, July 9, 2018 7:00 a.m. Lights, Camera, Coffee Some sommeliers know how to put on a show, but not many wine directors would count 22 media appearances before noon as just another part
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The culprits may have netted an estimated $1.7 million since 2014 from selling counterfeit bottles Photo by: Emanuel Berk Peter Sisseck’s Domino de Pingus has become an icon of Ribera del Duero. Three years ago, Peter Sisseck grew suspicious when a cork supplier his Ribera del Duero winery, Dominio de Pingus, didn’t normally use contacted
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Bordeaux scientists find (harmless) evidence of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster in Napa Cabernets Photo by: istockphotos Scientists tested wines from multiple vintages and found cesium-137 levels increased in the years post-Fukishima. Two years ago, nuclear scientist Michael Pravikoff, an American ex-pat working in France, was shopping at the local supermarket when he came across
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The insurance company gains a Howell Mountain property; winemaker Thomas Rivers Brown will remain Photo by: Curt Fischer Winemaker Thomas Rivers Brown, here at another client’s vineyard, will remain at Outpost for at least three years. AXA Millésimes, the wine division of the French insurance giant, is expanding to California. The company, which owns wineries
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Study shows that changes triggered by moderate alcohol consumption may help your body fight off future cardiovascular damage Photo by: istockphotos A little bit of wine can train your heart to fight off bigger threats. For years now, scientific research has found evidence that moderate drinking has heart-health benefits—now researchers are focusing on why those
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Eat, sleep and drink well at these Wine Spectator Restaurant Award–winning destinations While sprawling resorts have their place, there’s something special about smaller-scale lodging. Often nestled in scenic towns, with deep ties to the community, inns and bed-and-breakfasts provide an immersive way to explore a new place. But there’s no need to sacrifice quality for
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Photo by: Courtesy of the Hobbit Guests are invited to roam the property during their meal at the Hobbit. The Hobbit has been showcasing French cuisine in a unique format since 1972, when it opened in Orange, Calif. Michael Philippi bought the restaurant from his parents in the late 1970s with his wife, Debra. He
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