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Sonoma Fires (News & Features)

The Kincade Fire, which began near Geyserville on Wednesday night, October 23, had consumed 66,000 acres of land in northern Sonoma and was only 5 percent contained as of Monday morning. Due to sustained hurricane-force winds, the mandatory evacuation zone has spread from the county’s eastern border in the Mayacamas Mountains...Read Full Story

Modern Greek Cooking (Book Review)

If haute French cuisine never existed, it’s hard to imagine that we’d ever have come to take the country’s wine as seriously as we do today. It’s in this spirit that Pano Karatassos has come...Read Full Story

Paul Symington Honored (News & Features)

{image_1}Symington, born in Oporto in 1953, joined his family’s Port business in 1979, managing a portfolio that includes Port brands Graham’s, Dow, Cockburn’s, Warre’s and the still-wine house Quinta do Vesuvio. While working his way up to chairman and joint managing director of his family’s...Read Full Story

Wines for Orthodox Easter (News & Features)

{image_1}I’d just worked for three months straight, six days a week, dawn ’til well after dark, as the chef at a small restaurant in Athens, and the owners closed the restaurant for a three-day weekend. In Greece, Easter is the most important holiday of the year and...Read Full Story

BYO Communion Wine (News & Features)

{image_1}I met a young woman who works for the Church. She had recently been ordained an Episcopal priest, having worked her way up through the diocesan ranks. Part of her training came as a visiting preacher, taking her sermons to churches in a wide radius of her home....Read Full Story

Jordan Mackay and Rajat Parr win André Simon Food & Drink Book Award (News & Features)

A big shout-out to W&S contributor Jordan Mackay and sommelier-winemaker Rajat Parr for taking top honors in the André Simon Food & Drink Book Awards 2018. ...Read Full Story

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