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Blogs  :  Harvey Steiman At Large

A Quarterback Finds His Target

Drew Bledsoe's Doubleback gains yardage—er, acreage—in Walla Walla

Posted: September 17, 2014  By Harvey Steiman

On a warm September afternoon, Drew Bledsoe stood in an acre of closely cropped grass. The ex-NFL star quarterback adjusted his sunglasses and surveyed the field, only he wasn't looking over a menacing defense but rows and rows of young grapevines. Their purple bunches of Cabernet Sauvignon stood out against close-cropped green canopies cascading down a steep north-facing slope. In the distance, buildings in the town of Walla Walla reflected the afternoon sun.

News & Features  :  Unfiltered

Baseball Wines for a World Cup Hangover

Plus, a Cowboys legend meets his namesake tank at Siduri, sulfur-free wine preservation, a Napa icon teaches Shakespeare and the rebirth of a New Orleans institution

Posted: July 10, 2014  

News & Features  :  Unfiltered

Dan Marino and Damon Huard Follow in Drew Bledsoe's Washington Wine Steps

Plus, a beloved Tio Pepe sign lights up Madrid again, and Celebrity Cruises takes to dry land for a charity wine festival

Posted: May 22, 2014  

News & Features  :  Seasonal

Surf vs. Turf: Seaside Seattle Takes on Mile-High Denver in Super Bowl XLVIII

Party recipes from Seattle and Denver chefs, plus 22 Washington wines for $25 or less

Posted: January 28, 2014  By Robert Taylor

News & Features  :  Unfiltered

Pelé Scores with Soccer's New Sparkler

Plus, Ménage à Trois wines pair up with a sexy new drama, and Mike Ditka pours his wines and hits the tees for charity

Posted: August 8, 2013  

News & Features  :  Unfiltered

Wine-and-Football Season Kicks Off for Raider Nation

Plus, Rudy Kurniawan's trial postponed, Singapore students make wine from the foul-smelling durian fruit and more

Posted: August 1, 2013  

News & Features  :  Seasonal

The Crab Bowl: Baltimore and San Francisco Square Off in a Battle of Recipes

For your game-day party, Charm City's blue crab cakes take on Dungeness crab cioppino from the City by the Bay; plus 25 wines for less than $25 to match

Posted: January 25, 2013  By Robert Taylor

Blogs  :  Mixed Case: Opinion and Advice

How to Win a Wine and Food Championship at the Super Bowl

New Orleans offers myriad food and drink options for anyone coming to the big game; here's my cheat sheet

Posted: January 24, 2013  By Mitch Frank

New Orleans is a little insane right now. Maybe that sounds silly describing a city where it's not odd to witness a brass band marching past your front porch, with your neighbors dancing behind it. But New Orleans is a little more insane than usual right now. This year, wedged tightly in the middle of the Carnival parades that start Friday, the NFL has brought the Super Bowl to town.

Are you coming for the game? Good. (If not, pay attention, because you should visit soon.) It's not hyperbole to say that New Orleans is one of the greatest cities on the planet in which to celebrate. If you enjoy good food, wine, beer, cocktails and music, it is hard to go wrong. Here are some tips for making the best of a trip down here. This isn't a comprehensive list of the best places to eat and drink. It's a handy cheat sheet for anyone coming to watch the 49ers and the Ravens, or just coming to enjoy our insanity.

News & Features  :  Seasonal

Super Bowl XLVII Extra Fan Fare: Baltimore vs. San Francisco

Baltimore has much more to offer than crab cakes; San Francisco's bounty goes beyond cioppino

Posted: January 24, 2013  By Robert Taylor

News & Features  :  Unfiltered

Oracle Team USA Flips for Penfolds

Plus, a car race in France takes a vineyard detour, the Buffalo Bills partner with an upstate wine distributor, and controversy for post-season MLB bubbly popping

Posted: October 18, 2012  

Blogs  :  Mixed Case: Opinion and Advice

A Fine-Wine Tailgate for a Football Showdown

Collegetown ain't what it used to be. Tailgating at LSU from a Hummer packed with high-end wines

Posted: October 16, 2012  By Robert Taylor

Tailgating is religion in Baton Rouge, La., and when it comes to a huge game between national championship contenders, the Tiger faithful pull out all the stops. Some of them even pull a few corks.

On Saturday night, the defending South Eastern Conference Champion Louisiana State Tigers hosted the undefeated South Carolina Game Cocks at Tiger Stadium, or as I've always known it, Death Valley. As the saying goes here, "You don't just walk into Death Valley." Sometimes, though, you drive up in a fine wine–laden white Hummer.

News & Features  :  Unfiltered

A Winemaker Raises the Claret Jug

Plus, celebrity golfers and Korbel descend on Tahoe, director David Lynch designs his own Dom Pérignon bottle, the French feds bid adieu to Champagne, and more

Posted: July 26, 2012  

News & Features  :  Unfiltered

Give Him the Damn Cab: Keyshawn Johnson Starts Wine Label

Plus, Cornell set for $106 million wine school expansion, a Languedoc rancher claims beef tastes better when the cows get a few bottles of wine, and Scotland authorities seize $82,000 of stolen wine

Posted: July 19, 2012  

News & Features  :  Unfiltered

The Governor and The Donald Team Up for Wine

Plus, a vine robot that does it all, serious Burgundy wine fraud and Three Fat Guys, a new label from former Packers players

Posted: April 12, 2012  

News & Features  :  Seasonal

The Souper Bowl: Beantown vs. the Big Apple

New England and Manhattan face off with chowder recipes, Mario Batali shares a winning New York pizza and our editors pick 25 value wines for the match

Posted: January 30, 2012  By Robert Taylor

News & Features  :  Unfiltered

2012 Predictions

Unfiltered gazes into the future and sees love blossom for a Sonoma sweetheart on The Bachelor, a holy wine from Tim Tebow, Napa Cabernets on the loose in China, plus, the Occupy movement takes to the vineyards

Posted: January 5, 2012  

News & Features  :  Features

2011 New York Wine Experience: Legendary Athletes and Their Wines

Four stars of golf, football and baseball are at the top of the winemaking game

Posted: October 25, 2011  By MaryAnn Worobiec

News & Features  :  Unfiltered

NFL Opening Day Napa Cabernet

The San Diego Chargers introduce a new Napa Cabernet, plus, winemakers chime in on an Anniversary Ale and Russia's Dmitry Medvedev has an interesting opinion on the nation's wine industry

Posted: September 8, 2011  

News & Features  :  Unfiltered

New Jersey Wineries on the Brink

Plus, former Dallas Cowboys coach Barry Switzer opens a winery, Bordeaux's strange new neighbors, counterfeit white Zinfandel of all things, and more

Posted: June 30, 2011  

News & Features  :  Unfiltered

Three Star Athletes, One Hope

Plus, Perrier-Jouët celebrates 200 years with a gift for the ages, and the U.S. Women’s Curling champions head to Denmark with the help of Morey Cellars

Posted: March 24, 2011  

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