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One of the big trends in Australian winemaking is regionality as top wineries emphasize the distinctive characters of individual regions and vineyards. Here, Michael Twelftree of Two Hands Winery introduces his favorite Shiraz areas.
Posted: September 28, 2009
From Bollywood to Film Noir to Terroir... See all 9 finalists in Wine Spectator's Video Contest and vote for your favorite at WineSpectator.com/videovoting. Vote thru Sept. 20. 2nd/3rd place reveal Sept. 21; Winner and Honorable Mentions on Sept. 22.
Posted: September 16, 2009
With the publication of Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Julia Child burst onto the American cooking scene. Judith Jones, the editor who got the book published, shares some of her favorite Julia Child stories.
Posted: September 10, 2009
What's the best grape you haven't heard of or were afraid to pronounce? It's Mourvedre and some of the best examples are from Bandol in Southern France. Learn about the grape as Kim Marcus samples a couple of his favorite Bandols.
Posted: September 2, 2009
Posted: August 31, 2009
Posted: August 27, 2009
Start with Emeril Lagasse's riff on Julia Child's classic Coq au Vin. Take Julia's wine pairing recommendations. And BAM! Join Wine Spectator's Owen Dugan and Bruce Sanderson to see which pairing works best.
Posted: August 25, 2009
Looking for a great introduction to white Burgundy -- without breaking the bank? Start with some whites from the Maconnais -- and watch this video to learn about the region and its wines from Bruce Sanderson.
Posted: August 24, 2009
Thomas Keller is always cool, calm and collected. Did Julia Child showing up at his restaurant, the French Laundry, make him nervous? Renowned chef Thomas Keller shares his favorite encounters with Julia.
Posted: August 14, 2009
Posted: August 14, 2009
Start with a classic recipe for Boeuf Bourguignon (one of Julia Child's favorite dishes) as interpreted by Thomas Keller, add Julia's wine pairing suggestion, and you'll find yourself in gustatory heaven - as did hosts Bruce Sanderson and Owen Dugan.
Posted: August 13, 2009
You're in a restaurant and the bottle you ordered arrives at your table and the sommelier is standing there... Now what?! Watch this video shot at New York's Gramercy Tavern and you'll be a pro at navigating restaurant wine service.
Posted: August 4, 2009
In the new movie starring Meryl Streep and Amy Adams, Meryl plays Julia Child and Amy plays Julie Powell, who made all the recipes in Julia's Mastering the Art of French Cooking. Meet Julie and see how the book --and Julia-- changed her life.
Posted: July 28, 2009
Everything old is new again with these ancient --and tasty!-- white varietals from Campania in Italy: Falanghina, Greco di Tufo and Fiano di Avellino. Learn their history, styles and pronunciation from a master, Lucio Berardino of Terredora.
Posted: July 21, 2009
Posted: July 20, 2009
Here's a righteous rap about terroir and the friendly competition between the east side and west side vineyards of Paso Robles from a very friendly team with lyrics written/performed by Evan "E Busta" Baldwin. --from Debby Baldwin, Paso Robles, CA
Posted: July 16, 2009
Posted: July 14, 2009
Behind each great wine list is a great sommelier. Meet Eric Zillier, the wine director at Alto in NYC, and learn how he became a somm and the qualities of a great list. BTW, Alto holds Wine Spectator's highest honor, the Grand Award.
Posted: July 7, 2009
Harvey Steiman has fired up his grill and is looking for a great wine pairing with lamb, chicken and veggies so he grabs a red Zinfandel and explains why it works. (Warning! You may want to bring your own hot mitt.)
Posted: June 30, 2009
With less than 700 vineyard acres, the Red Mountain AVA in Washington's Yakima Valley may be a small region, but its red wines score big. Join Harvey Steiman as he introduces you to the region and its winemakers.
Posted: June 23, 2009
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