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Washington’s Best, Under-the-Radar Wine Destination Is a Bike Ride From Seattle

Washington’s Best, Under-the-Radar Wine Destination Is a Bike Ride From Seattle

Burgundy, Napa, Mendoza, La Rioja, Tuscany. Surely these places are on your wine trip bucket list. Here’s one to add: Woodinville, Wash. Twenty miles from Seattle, by highway or bike path, 118 of the state’s 950 wineries have tasting rooms here. Many are satellites of operations on the other side of the Cascade Mountains. That’s […]

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Lynch-Bages Is Using Technology and Marketing to Push Fifth-Growth Bordeaux to the Top of the Heap

Lynch-Bages Is Using Technology and Marketing to Push Fifth-Growth Bordeaux to the Top of the Heap

Château Lynch-Bages, one of the best-known fifth-growth châteaux in Bordeaux, is getting a serious facelift. The renovation involves a massive overhaul of the estate’s winemaking facilities from start to finish, and is projected to be completed by 2019. Architect Chien Chung Pei, son of I.M. Pei, who created the Louvre’s glass pyramid, is overseeing the […]

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The States That Drink the Most Alcohol in America, Mapped and Ranked

The States That Drink the Most Alcohol in America, Mapped and Ranked

How do your drinking habits stack up against your neighbors’? And how about versus those on the opposite side of the country? We analyzed data from annual alcohol surveys and reports to see who is drinking the most, and where. The East Coast is home to three of the top five hardest-drinking states, although no […]

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Deer Blood Liqueur, and Six Other Urban Legends in Booze History

Deer Blood Liqueur, and Six Other Urban Legends in Booze History

Booze makes people pretty creative. As such, it’s possible it can stretch our imaginations. There are many legends associated with alcohol throughout history, from the mythical Stingy Jack, a drunkard who roamed the earth with a hollowed-out turnip filled with hellfire, to the very real Jack Daniel, who may or may not have died from […]

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Style Guide: The World’s Best Places for Growing Cabernet Sauvignon

Style Guide: The World’s Best Places for Growing Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon is an international success story, planted in almost every wine region worldwide. Its widespread popularity is a result of the grape’s remarkable versatility. One of the nine noble red varieties, Cabernet Sauvignon is equally impressive in blends and single varietal wines, and produces remarkable wines across all price points. The Bordeaux-native variety was […]

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The Complete Guide to the Three Great Reds of Italy: INFOGRAPHIC

The Complete Guide to the Three Great Reds of Italy: INFOGRAPHIC

Italy has more than 1,300 estimated grape varieties, but three red grapes are more noble than all others: Nebbiolo, Sangiovese, and Aglianico, as they are generally believed to be the three best native red grapes in the entire country. Now, you may know these by their appellation names, such as Barolo for Nebbiolo or Chianti […]

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Get To Know McManis Family Vineyards With These 5 Facts

Get To Know McManis Family Vineyards With These 5 Facts

You’ve befriended your butcher, chatted Camembert and chèvre with your cheesemonger, and are on a first-name basis with your fishmonger. Now it’s time to get to know your winemaker. Specifically: McManis Family Vineyards, a team of fourth- and fifth-generation farmers who’ve been working the northern interior lands of California since 1938.

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Inside Five of Bordeaux’s Most Coveted Left-Bank Châteaux

Inside Five of Bordeaux’s Most Coveted Left-Bank Châteaux

In June 2018, Bordeaux celebrated the 20th anniversary of Bordeaux Fête le Vin, the biggest wine tourism event in Europe. Nearly 62,000 people turned out for the five-day event. It’s no secret that Bordeaux is one of the world’s premier winemaking regions and in recent years, a top tourism destination — nearly 6 million people visit […]

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