March 2012

The Truth About Tannins

An important component of red wines, they can be plush and pleasurable or mouth-scrapingly awful. Why?

White Picks From Northeast Italy

W.E.'s Italian Editor, Monica Larner, gives us her top choices this month.

Dine, Then Shop For Wine

Restaurants with attached retail stores are on the rise.

Bistecca alla Fiorentina Pairs with Taurasi and Chianti Classico

This Tuscan favorite is a sure match with the great red wines of Italy.

Cocktails with Chemistry

Three of America's hottest mixology couples sound off on what makes their unions tick, and create collaborative sips to salute the romance.

Fare Play: Iron Chef Geoffrey Zakarian

The restaurateur discusses the superfoods movement and offers healthful wine and food pairings perfect for spring.

Destination: San Juan Islands

An adventurous spirit and commitment to local ingredients punctuate wine and food experiences in this Pacific Northwest island chain.

Distilling Goes Downtown

Keep an eye on this new crop of urban, artisanal spirits producers.

Six South Pacific Sips

Uncover Tahitian tipples on this cocktail-oriented trip.

Blooming Cocktails

These floral-accented drinks will put a spring in your step.

Entertain with Champagne

Let bubbles uplift your next fĂȘte.

Prizes of the Caribbean

An island-by-island guide to the finest tropical rums and the most memorable resorts at which to enjoy them.