In Paris, a Vintage Spot for a Wine Fix

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Paris has several modern, new and even trendy wine bars. Caves Petrissans is not one of them.

In Italy's Piedmont, Marquis for a Night

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The Wrath of Grapes: Working the Wine Harvest in Alsace

Working the vendanges in Wolxheim

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Saint-Emilion: A Town of Rare Vintage

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Aloose in Toulouse


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Our first stop in Toulouse was a national historic monument -- okay, so it also happens to be a bar.

It's All Marketing: Christmastime in Strasbourg

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During nearly 20 years of marriage, our Christmas decor rollout has grown -- from a single hatbox of ornaments and lights to seven substantial cartons, filled with yuletide stuff that my wife has accumulated on a trail from Vienna through Saks Fifth Avenue to the Texas Hill country.

In Barcelona: Tapas 24/7

 

 

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It is absolutely fitting that the entrance to Barcelona's grand food market lies just across La Rambla from the Museu de l'Erotica, Spain's preeminent erotic museum.

Italy's Greatest Hit: The Cinque Terre

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The Green and the Black: On the Olive Trail from Tuscany to Provence

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Olives make people do strange things.

Wine Country Travel: Cotes de Provence

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