Wine and Epicurean

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Articles about Wine

See Naples and dine

Pizza by the Meter in Vico Equense

Eating a path from Naples to Amalfi
Special to The Washington Post

All we wanted to do was step out for a little pizza in Naples on a Saturday night -- a notion that could have been as simple as a leisurely walk down the street from our hotel. Except for two things.

Palermo: Dining under police protection

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Special to The Washington Post

For 174 years, the Antica Focacceria San Francesco has been acclaimed for serving delicious Palermo-style focaccia, along with pastas made from family recipes and other Sicilian specialties. These days, this Palermo institution is known for something else: the machine-gun-toting military police detail guarding the place 24-7.

Wine Travel: Like a Beaune Vivant


A hot wining and dining scene enlivens the heart of Burgundy's Côte d'Or. Read article in the Wine Spectator.


Wine Travel: On the Trail of Loire Valley Chenin


Following a great white through storied landscapes and great living. Read article in the Wine Spectator.


January in Burgundy: Drinking to Saint Vincent

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Special to The Washington Post

The countess was late to arise Saturday morning. Which posed a problem. It was breakfast hour -- 8 a.m. -- and there was no one to make coffee or serve croissants at the countess's B&B in the heart of Burgundy wine country. And breakfast was essential. It was January, it was freezing, and we had a long day of wine drinking ahead of us.

Details: Saint-Vincent-Tournante 2008 in Saint-Romain

Burgundy's Saint-Vincent Tournante will be held Jan. 26 and 27 in the village of Saint-Romain, in the wine region west of Beaune. Plan to spend at least two nights to tour Saint-Romain, the local wine country and historic Beaune. Local winemakers will open their cellars for tastings; buy a tasting glass with tickets for about $15 on-site. Reservations and information: (in French).

Wine Country Travel: Basking in Provence


On the route from From Aix to Les Baux. Read the article in the Wine Spectator archives.

Zen and the Art of Provence: A Japanese Chef in Nice

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Special to The Washington Post

There was a time not long ago when the best restaurants on France's Cote d'Azur had a familiar ring, named for the colorful characters who presided over kitchen and table: Chez Rene, Chez Loulou, Chez Pipo, JoJo.

The Real Savoir Fair: France's Agricultural Show

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Special to The Washington Post

In Beaune: They'll Drink to That


Special to The Washington Post

Harry had a point.

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