Food & Wine

Whether it's innovative Michelin-starred cuisine or the latest vintage from a celebrated producer, our editors report on the best food, wine and spirits they discover.

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3 Wineries in Cowichan Valley

Southern Vancouver Island's Cowichan Valley, dubbed the "Napa of the North," is increasingly renowned for its wineries. Here are three of our favorites.

4 Favorite Vancouver Restaurants

Vancouver and Vancouver Island both have thriving culinary scenes. Here are four restaurants we particularly enjoyed on our last visit.

Bucket-List Bike Tours

These 8 bike tours are the trips that lifelong cyclists dream about taking, from luxury tour companies with sterling reputations.

A Tasting Tour of Islay: Sampling Whisky — and Gin

Over the years, Islay has nurtured the growth of a tourist industry, and today, visitors travel from far and wide for tastings of not only whisky but also gin.

Napa Valley's Spirited Cocktail Scene

Napa Valley may be known for wine tastings, but the area is developing more and more bars with creative mixology. Here are 11 places to get a great cocktail.

Winemaker for a Day

Amid glitzy chandeliers and blingy surroundings, our writer finds herself being a Winemaker for a Day at Raymond Vineyards.

Our Favorite Napa Restaurants

In Napa and Sonoma valleys, "farm-to-table" cuisine is the norm. Diners get the pleasure of enjoying meals that take full advantage of the region's bounties.

Aboard the Napa Valley Wine Train

After years of seeing the vintage Napa Valley Wine Train, comprised of 100-year-old Pullman rail cars, our writer decides to take it from Napa to St. Helena.

Tasting the Terroir at Four Boutique Napa Wineries

Guided by friendly staff, we visited four boutique wineries in Napa, discovering the subtleties of each vintage and unlocking the mysteries of their terroirs.

Just Back From: Mexico City

Our graphic designer just came back from a mind-blowing trip to Mexico City. He plans on going back soon and this report shows why: There's so much to do!

A Perfect Day In ... Richmond, Virginia

With historic homes and gardens, museums and monuments, and restaurants and hiking trails, Richmond, Virginia, is a great place to make a day of it.

Seaside Style: The Unexpected Pleasures of Reggio Calabria

Calabria's largest city, Reggio, is often overlooked, but it shouldn't be. It boasts a lovely seaside promenade, elegant buildings and a fashionable populace.

Notable Calabrian Restaurants

Calabria has seen a restaurant renaissance, with talented native-born chefs opening eateries that reinvent traditional foods and recipes for the 21st century.

Politics of the Pisco Sour

Wine is not the national drink of Chile. Rather, the pisco sour is. But Pisco is also the national spirit of Peru. So, enjoy the drink but don't talk about it.

Favorite Wine Bars in Colmar

Seeing the vineyards and tasting wine where it’s made gives you a deeper connection to it. In Colmar, we had great fun learning about Alsatian wines.

Eating Well Along Alsace’s Route des Vins

Michelin stars twinkle all up and down the Route des Vins, the picturesque road linking a series of wine towns. Here are seven restaurants we recommend.

Touring Alsace Wineries

Alsace is one of the most beautiful wine regions in the world. We visited seven wineries there, each of which has something unique to offer the oenophile.

Sipping Your Way Through Cognac

The grape-growing region of Cognac is just as iconic as Bordeaux but far more overlooked. Learn where to visit, eat and taste in this lovely area of France.

Getting a Taste of the Yucatán at Los Dos Cooking School

No trip to Mérida is complete without signing up for the “Taste of Yucatán” class at Los Dos cooking school. It teaches you about the region and the food.

Things to Do in Phoenix and Scottsdale

Phoenix-Scottsdale is known for its golf resorts and cacti, but there is a lot more to explore: museums, shops, hiking trails and Native American history.

Favorite Restaurants in the Yucatán

Eight outstanding restaurants in the Yucatán, where the chefs are cooking everything from traditional Oaxacan fare to wood-fired pizza and molecular gastronomy.

A Perfect Day In … the Marais

You could easily spend your entire time in Paris in the Marais. The area between the Third and Fourth Arrondissements is full of cafés, museums and shops.

Chocolate, Nutmeg and Rum: Artisanal Food & Drink Tours in Grenada

We visited two chocolate makers, a nutmeg cooperative and one of the island’s rum distilleries. It’s possible to visit these producers in a single excursion.

Tokyo's Dazzling Dining Scene

It's hard not to eat well in Tokyo, where the dining scene dazzles. Here are nine places for great food and drink in the greatest of restaurant towns.

Restaurant Finds in Lisbon

Portuguese cuisine is hearty, honest and delicious. On a recent trip to Lisbon, we had a number of dining experiences worth sharing. Here are six.

Dining Discoveries in Porto

Porto’s fine-dining scene lacks the kaleidoscope of options you’ll find in Lisbon, but it's catching up. Here are a few places we enjoyed during a recent visit.

Favorite Champagne Houses to Visit

Here are our favorite Champagne houses to visit, based on the quality of the commentary, the size of the group, the hospitality and the final tasting.

9 Great Restaurants in New Orleans

The breadth and vibrancy of dining options in New Orleans have expanded in recent years. Here are 9 of our favorite restaurants in the Crescent City.

10 Favorite Wine Bars in New York City

New York City is teeming with excellent bars à vin. From tiny, dimly lit spaces to chic lounges, these are our 10 favorite wine bars in Manhattan and Brooklyn.

New Orange County Restaurants

On our recent visit to Southern California, we found three new restaurants worthy of note, two in Laguna Beach and one in Newport Beach.

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