Lyon's changing food and wine scene


A new generation is transforming France's gastronomic capital. Read article in the Wine Spectator.

Great Lake. By George.


Hanging out on Lake Como. Read article in the Wine Spectator.  

News: Beaucastel's owners buy an historic gem in Gigondas


Adding to their growing portfolio of small, quality wine estates in France's Southern Rhône Valley, the Perrin family of Château Beaucastel has acquired the historic but commercially underdeveloped Domaine des Tourelles in the tiny village of Gigondas. Read article in the Wine Spectator.

Beaujolais land rush


Burgundy wine houses have big plans to turn around their southern neighbor. Read the article in the Wine Spectator. 


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.


Verona: Beyond the Romeo and Juliet hype


Special to The Washington Post

The Italian city of Verona is a sort of Disneyland of Eternal Love. Inspired by Shakespeare's tar-crossed lovers, hundreds of thousands of visitors flock yearly to places said to have been associated with "Romeo and Juliet."

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