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What is the most expensive wine -- and why?

As a rule, alcohol can be expensive. But even those who don't shy away from paying $150 for a bottle of Dom Perignon or $350 for a bottle of Louis Roederer Cristal Champagne may be shocked to see just how much some wine collectors spend.

Ultimate Guide to the Friuli-Venezia Giulia Wine Region

The Friuli-Venezia Giulia wine region is in the far northeastern corner of Italy. While it's not usually at the top of the list of Italian tourist attractions, it does produce a number of fine wines, mostly from small-scale wineries.

Ultimate Guide to the Umbria Wine Region

Italy is world-famous for its wine, and little-explored Umbria is hiding some of the country's greatest treasures. Umbria's rich history and tradition offers many site-seeing opportunities for visitors -- and some really great wine.

How to Build a Wine Rack

Whether you've got a library of aged Italian wines or case of two buck chuck, you need a place to store those bottles. Why not build a wine rack?

Ultimate Guide to Napa Valley

Napa Valley is arguably the nation's premier winemaking region. Located off the Pacific Coast in north central California, Napa County's vineyards produce more fine wines, in more varieties, than anywhere else in North America does.

How many calories are in wine?

While some scientific research indicates that drinking wine has a healthy benefit, that doesn't mean you have a free pass to indulge -- especially if you're dieting. The calories in beverages containing alcohol can really add up, wine included.

Ultimate Guide to Wine Aerators

If you're throwing a wine-tasting party and want to kick things up a notch, buy a wine aerator. It'll make the wine taste better, and you'll impress all your friends.

Is wine bad for the prostate?

For a few years, scientists have been speculating what effect wine has on the prostate and prostate cancer. Early research did not show much useful information, but new studies suggest a link between wine consumption and prostate health.

Ultimate Guide to the Aosta Valley Wine Region

They say good things come in small packages. This might not always be true, of course, but it certainly applies to Italy's Aosta Valley wine region.

Ultimate Guide to the Campania Wine Region

Die-hard wine connoisseurs search the world for the best glass of wine, and they often find themselves in the Campania region of Italy.

Ultimate Guide to the Emilia-Romagna Wine Region

Whether you prefer red or white wine, Italy's Emilia-Romagna region delivers flavorful choices to delight your palate.

Ultimate Guide to the Latium Wine Region

Potentially violent volcanic activity lies deep beneath Latium, one of the most important winemaking regions of Italy. It helps the area produce wonderfully distinctive grapes and wines.

Ultimate Guide to the Molise Wine Region

When you're looking for great wine, Italy is a great place to be. The region of Molise is among the most obscure of Italy's wine-producing areas. With its sun-drenched hillsides, it has nearly ideal conditions for wine production.

Ultimate Guide to the Provence Wine Region

Visit the south of France and you'll find beautiful beaches, incredible landscapes, and an abundance of wine that just keeps getting better. Provence, which is located in the south of France, is actually France's oldest wine-producing region.

Ultimate Guide to French Wines

Your date tells you he's in the mood for a French wine. You nod enthusiastically, but really you don't know a thing about wine, French or otherwise. What sets this region's wine apart?

Ultimate Guide to Spanish Wines

It might surprise you to learn that Spain is the third largest producer of wine in the world, right behind the likely leaders -- Italy and France. But Spain devotes nearly 3,000,000 acres of land to wine growing.

Ultimate Guide to the Abruzzo Wine Region

On the east coast of Italy, south of the boot cuff, in the temperate region known as the mezzogiorno, is Abruzzo.

What is Full-Bodied Wine?

Full-bodied wines have a rich, complex, well-rounded flavor that lingers in the mouth. Learn more about the differences of full-bodied wines and other wines in this article.

Can I eat anything I want as long as I drink red wine?

A study published recently in the online version of the journal Nature has been called the "Holy Grail of aging research." Find out if obese humans should switch from white wine to red wine."

Wine Basics

Good wine is one of life's greatest pleasures. Whether you are a novice or a connoisseur, enjoying a glass of wine can be a sublime experience. Learn the basics of enjoying wine.

How to Host a Wine Tasting

Coming together with a group of fellow wine enthusiasts is a fantastic way to exercise your tasting muscles. Read this article for the details you need to host the perfect wine tasting.

How can you make a wine glass sing?

Read this article to find out just how can you make a wine glass sing with video instructions and more.