Madeira, the fortified wine from the Atlantic island of the same name, is far less popular than it was a couple hundred years ago, but in the last two or three decades it’s undergone a renaissance.
Malbec has become widely known only since Argentina put it on the world wine map less than two decades ago.
Think of French wine regions, and the Loire Valley is not one that is top of mind.
In the world of wine, pink might not be the new black, but quality rosé wines are on a roll. Even though pink wines will never challenge whites and reds in popularity, they are shedding their image as sweet and suitable only for people who don’t really like wine.
The combination of art, architecture, and wine—white, red, and the rosé for which Provence is famous— is what makes Château La Coste different.
Sometimes it’s the vegetation, not the grape vines, that tells you which wine region you’re in.
In March 2012, FBI agents raided the suburban Los Angeles home of wealthy wine aficionado Rudy Kurniawan and discovered a factory for counterfeiting wine.
If your Latin is rusty, Primum Familiae Vini—the alliance of Europe’s most prestigious and quality-driven family-owned wine producers—might look like First Families of Wine. In fact it means something like: First and Foremost Families of Wine.
FROM THE ARCHIVE: New York’s best-kept secret might be a sleeper play off Broadway, a new bistro in the Meatpacking District, or a hot club in Chelsea. Or it just might be the vibrant wine region on Long Island, a two-hour drive from the city.