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Cabernet sauvignon is the most popular red wine in the world. Though it originated in France, cabernet is now produced in virtually every major winemaking region on the globe, f...

Jan 25, 2019

cabernet grapes and a glass of wine

France, Italy, and Napa Valley dominate the popular wine scene. But informed connoisseurs know that Germany is home to one of the biggest, richest and oldest winemaking traditio...

Jan 25, 2019

a bottle of riesling wine

A camera without a lens is useless to a photographer. The lens is what focuses light from what you see through the viewfinder into a tiny, (typically) 35mm spot on the back of y...

Jan 25, 2019

A group of various camera lenses

Unlike its cousin, the frittata, a quiche brings an extra bit of flair to the table in the form of a flaky, golden shortcrust. Don’t be fooled by its retro heyday—quiche is more...

Jan 25, 2019

A full quiche with a sprig of basil

One of the best known and loved wines in the world, syrah is also one of the most confusing. From its name—syrah, sirah, shiraz—to its origins, syrah can seem like a mystery to ...

Jan 25, 2019

a glass of syrah wine

Chianti is an Italian export as famous as pasta and espresso. For many years, Chianti was known as a sub-par wine, thanks to overproduction and dilution. Traditionally, Chianti ...

Jan 25, 2019

Many class italian bottles of chianti

Some areas make their best wine from single grapes grown in specific vineyards: regions like Barolo in Northern Italy, and Burgundy and the Northern Rhône Valley in France. And ...

Jan 25, 2019

A glass of wine paired with grapes on a table

At once a comfort food and an elegant template on which to experiment with flavors, polenta is a versatile side dish that is easy to master.

Jan 25, 2019

Polenta served in a white bowl

If you’re new to the world of wine, you might be unfamiliar with one of the most frequently used words: tannins. Tannins are essential elements in what makes wine special and di...

Jan 25, 2019

A glass of red wine on a table with a cork