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Burgundy has had a long run of short vintages, including its 2016. Start writing checks for the 2015.

Roger Morris

These crafty master distillers just want to have fun - and make a little extra cash - after retiring from corporate spirituality.

Roger Morris

From vodka made from milk to liqueur crafted with poblano chiles, from classic Bourbon with 1,001 barrel options to American single malt whiskey aged in local oak, the spirits world is popping with unique options.

Deborah Grossman

It is hot, black, bitter and smooth. A light caramel-colored foam rims the tiny white cup. A packet of sugar, a small biscuit and a little silver spoon sit alongside. My first café crème.

Nick O'Connell

Chile's Leyda Valley has been making wine for less that 20 years, but it is already famous for its quality.

Roger Morris

When dining out at home, I chose a menu that included Pho noodle soup rather than lemon condiment courgette. I wondered how I was going to learn the lingo to write about this food. I could at least draw on my skills as a landscape designer and garden writer to appreciate what lay on my plate from a visual perspective.

Nick O'Connell

On the fourth day, we worked on rough drafts of our stories. Jean-Loup Verdier, the co-owner of Hotel Evêché, invited me to sit at a table on the patio to write where the Provençal light provided illumination.

Nick O'Connell

The Lost Distillery Company is bringing dead Scotches back to life.

Roger Morris

Fine winemakers strive to craft a wine that captures the true essence of their unique terroir that cannot be replicated elsewhere. In the same vein, good writers strive to weave a unique story of interest to the reader, which by law, should be not replicated elsewhere. Could I succeed at combining both concepts?  Or was I more seduced by wine than by words?

Nick O'Connell