Wine and Epicurean

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Articles about Wine

In The Pink

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Sacha Lichine, heir to a venerable Bordeaux name, is making the world's most extreme rosé in Provence. Read about Lichine's ideas on wine and hedonism, his legacy and his partnership with former Mouton winemaker Patrick Leon in the Wine Spectator.

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

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