Architect Oscar Niemeyer’s Final Building Opens

Designed two years before Pritzker Prize-winning Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer’s death (at the age of 104) in 2010, a curving pavilion at French vineyard Château La Coste is now open to guests. Two architectural attributes (a cylindrical auditorium and a glass-walled gallery space) as well as an outdoor reflecting pool contribute to the structure’s organic form—which aligns with the curving landscape and surrounding vines. Château …

Road Trip: Ancient Pasts and Agrarian Futures in Western Sicily

Wine, food and history align in western Sicily

Sicily feels like its own continent—a wild landscape of mountains that tumble into the sea, waterfront villages where fishermen cast off into an azure sea and sun-drenched farmlands rolling into the distance. The largest island in the Mediterranean, Sicily has an epic past and was successively colonized by the Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, Arabs, Normans and Spanish (and that’s an abbreviated list). Layers of history await …

Cuvée Exceptionnelle Vintage Rosé 2016

Crafted from grapes sourced from Clover Hill’s vineyard in Tasmania’s Pipers River region, the gently sparkling Clover Hill Cuvée Exceptionnelle Vintage Rosé 2016 delivers a finely balanced flavor with notes of raspberry, vanilla and citrus. Extended skin contact of Pinot Noir leads to the wine’s soft blush color. Produced using traditional methods, it is fermented in the bottle and aged for at least three-and-a-half years. …