USA Today visits Croatia and discovers its great wine. "Croatia is truly a gourmand's paradise, and it's easy to embark on your own adventure. Wineries such as Filipec Cellar and Griffin Sparkling Wines are generally open to the public although both recommend scheduling a tour in advance."
EW tasted Walked Dead wine. "If you’ve ever thought Rick Grimes was aging like a fine wine, you deserve a medal, or a crystal ball, or something. Because now, Rick Grimes actually is a fine wine."
Lifehacker on how to pack wine in your suitcase. "I typically put each bottle first in a sock and then wrap it again with the thickest clothing I have."
CNBC visits with a professional Champagne taster. "Some days involve tasting up to 50 wines, she said, noting that there are "no normal days" at the winery, which is owned by luxury goods company LVMH."
Jancis Robinson on value and vintage Champagne."If you are looking for the best deal in really superior champagne, think seriously about buying a vintage-dated bottling rather than one of the much more expensive prestige cuvées."
The Washington Post on the aftermath of the California fires. "To be sure, the fires were the deadliest in California history. At least 42 people perished and thousands of buildings burned to the ground."
In Decanter Andrew Jefford on a couple of tough years in Beaujolais. "The brilliant Mee Godard is in a similar fix. Her Morgon vineyards were hailed three times this summer. "