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Focus on Washington: Hot Times in the Desert

The recent string of extra-hot years has forced Washington State’s growers and winemakers to respond proactively to extreme conditions. But the most successful players have been able to harvest strong raw materials and produce seriously rich, balanced wines.

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Central Tuscany – Maremma, Montepulciano, Carmignano and Beyond

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Bartolo Mascarello Retrospective: 1958-2010

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2014 on the Mosel: Man Bats Last

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Benito Ferrara Greco di Tufo Vigna Cicogna: 2008-2015

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2012 Barolo Part 2 – The Late Releases

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Norman Hardie Chardonnay Vertical: 2006-2014

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The Wines of Campania: Getting Better and Better

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Weinbach Riesling Schlossberg Cuvée Ste. Catherine: 1990-2011

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La Madonnina del Pescatore, Senigallia, Ancona, Italy

The official name of the restaurant is La Madonnina del Pescatore but everybody just knows it as Moreno Cedroni. No matter which name you use, this is one of Italy’s top 15-20 dining destinations. You’ll never regret having booked a table.

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Trimani Wine Bar - Rome

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La Table du Gourmet, Alsace, France

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La Buca, Cesenatico - Forlì-Cesena - Italy

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Le Sélect, Toronto

Vinous Favorites

2014 Mount Eden Chardonnay Old Vines ($22.00) 92

2014 Mount Eden Chardonnay Old Vines, 92 points

Mount Eden's 2014 Chardonnay Old Vines, from vineyards in Edna Valley, is pretty, understated and gracious. Pear, white flowers and sweet spices are all nicely delineated throughout in this super-attractive Chardonnay. This is a fabulous wine for the money. (AG)


Cellar Favorites

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2004 Marotti Campi Lacrima di Morro d’Alba Orgiolo

I doubt that many people, Italians included, are aware just how well Lacrima di Morro d’Alba wines can age.

1978 Ridge Petite Sirah York Creek

2005 Domaine Arnaud Ente Meursault La Sève du Clos

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Masseto and Ornellaia Vertical from Magnum

David Bouley Test Kitchen, New York - Dec 5, 2016

La Festa del Barolo 2017

February 3 - 4, 2017
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