February 2013

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Mexican Flourless Chocolate Cake

Nicole Hayes, pastry chef at San Francisco’s Foreign Cinema, serves up this decadent dish for your special date night.

Wine on the Rise

The Wine Market Council finds that wine drinking has expanded to more venues.


These three tasty cocktails allegedly boost your immune system.

Uncorkings: U.S. Tops World in Consumption of Wines over $10.

Plus more news and notes from the world of wine, spirits and beer.

Uncorkings: Spirit Giant Bacardi Acquires St-Germain

Plus more news and notes from the world of wine and spirits.

Top Wine Wonderlands

Whether you want to splurge or save, these winter ski vacations are just the ticket for wine lovers.

Matches Made in Heaven

These restaurant couples found romance in the kitchen. Now they dish on their favorite pairings.

Vintners’ Other Obsessions

These seven vintners collect more than fine wines.

Spiked Hot Chocolate

These three grown-up hot cocoa recipes will keep you warm and spirited all winter long.

Wine Travel Destination 2013: Vale dos Vinhedos, Brazil

The most important wine region in the country, Vale dos Vinhedos is dotted with wineries, hotels and restaurants.

Wine Travel Destination 2013: Rioja, Spain

Rioja offers an elite mix of Iberian history, stunning scenery, proprietary cuisine and brilliant wines.

Wine Travel Destination 2013: Willamette Valley, Oregon

This big place is stuffed with friendly wineries, gorgeous scenery, toy towns and a dazzling array of outdoor activities.

Wine Travel Destination 2013: Monterey County, California

One of California’s premier wine-producing regions, Monterey County has beautiful scenery, upscale galleries, glamorous resorts and stellar local wines.

Wine Travel Destination 2013: Danube, Austria

The region’s rich art, wine and culinary traditions are not a thing of the past, but continue to evolve and be lived today.

Wine Travel Destination 2013: North & South Forks of Long Island, New York

Just a two-hour drive from Manhattan, the East End is a unique amalgam of metropolitan influences against a core of hearty, agricultural tradition.

Wine Travel Destination 2013: Stellenbosch, South Africa

Stellenbosch offers something for everyone, whether your interest is in the arts, culture, food, wine, hiking or surfing.

Wine Travel Destination 2013: Hunter Valley, New South Wales, Australia

As one of Australia’s traditional grape-growing regions, Hunter Valley has plenty of history to discover and some terrific wines.

Pack Your Bags for the Douro Valley, Portugal

Northern Portugal’s claim as the most beautiful wine region in the world is supported by the grandeur of its landscape and wines.

Wine Travel Destination 2013: Puglia, Italy

This magical wine destination is a thin peninsula packed tight with stunning beauty and surrounded by some of the bluest waters in Europe.

10 Best Wine Travel Destinations 2013

From classic regions to lesser-known corners, our editors select this year’s best in wine, food and cultural adventure.
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