Esteemed wine critics like Robert Parker and Antonio Galloni employ gender-positive terms in their tasting notes without compunction. Masculine wines are commonly associated with structure and power, while feminine wines can be perceived as delicate and thin….Read More

This week, we roam France, sampling three regional cuisines: the richness of Gascony, the earthy pleasures of Médoc (below), and the new vibrancy of Bordeaux. Also check out the Food section’s guide to French cooking and our survey of five classic specialties, from bouillabaisse to galettes. The Gironde Estuary cuts … Read More