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Sacrament

On wine’s sacred and profane history.

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The Coldscape

Our entire way of life depends upon the “cold chain,” the network of artificially refrigerated spaces that have reshaped the modern world.

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The Million-Dollar Nose

A profile of wine critic Robert Parker.

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A Vintage Crime

The man who made millions selling counterfeit wines.

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Château Sucker

The world of high-end wine gets conned.

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Can Wine Become an American Habit?

One man’s dream to turn America into a post-prohibition wine utopia.

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Long Day's Journey

Two weeks spent walking across Provence.

There is something about entering an ancient town on foot that's radically different from entering the same place by car. Keep in mind that these old French towns were all designed by people on foot for people on foot. So when you walk in, you're approaching the place as it was intended to be approached—slowly and naturally, the way Dorothy came upon Oz (spires rising in the distance, a sense of mounting mystery: What kind of city will this be?).

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The Assassin in the Vineyard

Who would poison the vines of La Romanée-Conti, the tiny, centuries-old vineyard that produces what most agree is Burgundy’s finest, rarest, and most expensive wine?

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Interview: Francis Ford Coppola

“As we enter into a new age, maybe art will be free. Maybe the students are right. They should be able to download music and movies. I’m going to be shot for saying this. But who said art has to cost money?”

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Drink Up

Fred Franzia makes a lot of money selling really cheap wine.