"I made my career by feeding the masses," says José Andrés, "not feeding the few." Today, his true genius lies in an ability to combine earthy, homey food memories with extreme sophistication, and he has nine restaurants across the country to prove it.
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Tales of José Andrés - How a big man from a small mining town in northern Spain is reshaping the style of his native country’s cuisine in the United States, from traditional tapas to edible foams
Accent on Activism - From aiding in the battle against childhood obesity to developing a new solar cooker for the world’s poor, Andrés makes his mark
Restaurant Portfolio - Across the nation, a pattern of success built from the ground up
Bordeaux in Barrel - Preliminary tastings of the 2010 vintage reveal wines with racy acidity, fresh tannins and ripe fruit flavors that stand as a powerful encore to the impressive ’09s
Zinfandel’s Rising Fortunes - Reds from the 2008 vintage come on strong, with those from Napa and Sonoma at the forefront for quality
Revisiting 2001 and 1991 California Zinfandel - Now 10 and 20 years old, some of the wines taste surprisingly youthful
New Zealand’s Appeal - Sauvignon Blanc is still in the driver’s seat, with Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and other varieties gaining ground
The New Bordeaux - Behind the formal facade, Bordeaux offers warm hospitality, fine dining and, of course, great wine
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New Bordeaux Pipelines in the U.S. - American retailers search for alternate sources of Bordeaux
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Els for Autism - Golfer and vintner Ernie Els' pro-am tournament benefits autism research
Violinist Joshua Bell - Joshua Bell loves food and wine almost as much as his violin
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Out to Pasture - Wisconsin's Pleasant Ridge Reserve is made from the milk of grass- and clover-fed cows
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Renegade Whiskies - Small producers are stirring a rebellion in the world of whiskey
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New D.C. Hot Spot - Plume at the Jefferson offers sumptuous French dining
Sideways Sequel - Rex Pickett's Vertical hits bookstore shelves
Cool Character - Artist-designed white clay wine chiller and coasters
Wine Labels - A Canadian sommelier finds wine beauty on the outside
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This Issue - Marvin R. Shanken
James Laube - Toss the rule book
Matt Kramer - Advice for the next generation
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Alfred Portale’s Whole Roasted Fish with Chenin Blanc - Chef Alfred Portale, Gotham Bar and Grill, New York
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FATHER’S DAY Treat dad to a special meal paired with his favorite wines. We share favorite recipes and recently rated wines to match, plus recommended restaurants with award-winning wine lists.
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