Burgundy’s Côte de Beaune

Nowhere else in France does the concept of terroir mean more than it does in Burgundy. Alsatian wine is also based on defined plots of land, but grape varietals take prominence; Bordeaux's château estates...

Cataloging the Wine of Bordeaux

Has anyone mustered the courage and temerity to catalog or classify the wines of Bordeaux?

The Man from Madiran

When an indomitable winemaker meets an indomitable grape...

Champagne Cruise

Sample three different champagnes on an evening cruise in Paris.

Light & Lively: Loire Wines

Look to Loire Valley wines for fresh, fruity, crisp flavor profiles and wines to drink in their youth.

Armagnac: Amber Paradox

Feisty armagnac may be small, but it punches way above its weight.

2009 Bordeaux: How High Can It Go?

Wonderful wines can be found even among the middle and lower echelons.

Sophisticated Cider

In the pantheon of fermented fruits, the apple is second only to the revered grape.

Martinique Rum

Martinique, a French island in the Lesser Antilles whose rugged landscape harbors brilliant botanical gardens and whose coast is dotted with long, lovely beaches, offers plenty of the celebrated attractions of tropical islands, but...

Bordeaux: Haut-Brion

A name that sets worldwide connoisseurs of great wine to dreaming.