Explore different wine regions and varietals around the world.

    The Lencastre family is of royal Portuguese lineage – descended from Antonio Pinot Garces Mandureira, who was named the First Barão da Varzea do Douro by Portugal’s Queen Maria II on July 16, 1846...

    Milagros Figuero has long been the heart of her family. As a young woman in the 1960s, she was at her husband’s side helping to run the family farm on a plateau along Spain’s Duero River in the...

    One of the most mineral-rich areas in the United States is California’s Sierra Foothills. It’s no wonder that it was ground zero for the fabled California Gold Rush of the mid-1800s. 

    This...

    Spring officially begins on March 20. Depending on how brutal the winter has been, here in St. Louis there may be few signs of the season of renewal aside from the start of major league baseball...

    When people talk about the good life, they’re often envisioning sitting on a terrace with a glass of wine in one hand, a plate of fresh bread and cheeses nearby, looking out over a bucolic scene...

    Italy is probably the longest peninsula in the world and certain the only one shaped like a boot. The heel of the boot forms another much smaller and thinner peninsula of its own called the...

    The region of France that turns on its head the tried and true axioms about the proper wines to serve with meats and fish or chicken is in the northeastern part of the country, bordering both...

    You are sitting in a glistening stainless steel and white-tiled kitchen, watching a Portuguese woman in what could best be described as 19th Century kitchen garb, including a white linen cap that...

    When the temperatures soar into the 90s (or higher) and St. Louis’ humidity makes a hot day even more oppressive, a glass of cold, refreshing sparkling wine really helps a body cool down. The...

    Most of us in St. Louis and the surrounding suburbs live in very close proximity to our neighbors – some of us cheek by jowl and others a large, hopefully green, lawn away.  This is a far cry from...

    When spring finally blossoms in Missouri, especially after what seems like an endless  winter of gray skies, snow and cold, one cannot help but notice the renewal of nature, from the budding of...

    Is there any other time of year that you hear the word lamb as much as around Easter, when it is probably enjoyed at more American dinner tables than any other meat?  

    In the U.S., oven-...

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