May 2011

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Q&A with Miguel A. Torres, International Wine Producer & Pioneer in China

Miguel A. Torres is the president and managing director of Spain’s Torres S.A., but this fourth-generation wine producer is turning his attention to China.

Tapas En Su Casa

Hungry for Spanish tapas, those delectable mini-bites that go so well with an array of wines? Try making them at home.

Decode the Wines of the Loire Valley

For Americans used to seeing grape varieties on labels, Loire wines can be puzzling. Here’s how to look beyond the label to find the style you prefer.

Spirits in Wine Barrels

Distillers are turning to cask-finishing for a richer, more complex product.

Wine Cask-Finished Spirits

Distillers resting whiskeys, rums and Tequila in wine barrels are creating deliciously rich and complex spirits.

Australia Alternatives

There's more to Down Under than Chardonnay and Shiraz.

Touring the Amalfi Coast

A mile-by-mile guide to Italy’s paradise by the sea.

Cocktail of the Month: Marseillan Martini

Philippe Gouze, General Manager of Blue Hill at Stone Barns, describes this briny, bracing martini as an homage to Marseille.

Beyond Classic Cocktails

At Seattle’s Canlis, there’s a story for each sip on offer.

Destination: Mexico City

Both worlds away and an easy weekend jaunt, Mexico City is a fascinating culinary and cultural capital.

Recipe of the Month: Warm Brandy and Vanilla–Infused Rhubarb Crumble

Paired with a late-harvest blend of Sémillon and Sauvignon Blanc, this earthy yet exotic spring dessert from Chef Mark Johnston of the Park Hotel Kenmare in Ireland is the perfect end to a meal.

Never Say Never

These pioneering wineries are located in places that might surprise you.
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