The Last Frontier: Nebbiolos of Alto Piemonte & Valtellina

Capable of expressing the purest essence of site, vintage and producer style, Nebbiolo is without question one of the world’s elite red grapes. Skyrocketing prices and soaring demand make it increasingly difficult for consumers to find the best Barolos and Barbarescos. But the glories of Nebbiolo stretch far beyond those prestigious appellations. Readers will find a bevy of striking, captivating wines in Alto Piemonte and Lombardy’s Valtellina.

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Williams Selyem: Pinot Noir Allen Vineyard 1987–2016

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2017 Napa Valley – First Impressions

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Rosé New Releases: No Slowing Down in 2018

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Vintage Port – The 2016 Declaration

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Exploring Italy’s 2017 Rosatos

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Elegance Returns to the Northern Rhône in 2016

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Mugneret-Gibourg: Ruchottes-Chambertin 1945 – 2014

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Piedmont’s Affordable Gems

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Last Man Standing: Bel-Air Marquis d’Aligre

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Hide, London, UK

If a restaurant is the nexus between food and wine then Hide is London’s most important opening this year.


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Hedone Restaurant, London, UK

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Il Cascinale Nuovo, Isola d'Asti, Italy


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Vinous Favorites

2016 Bodega Catena Zapata Malbec Appellation Paraje Altamira ($25.00) 91

2016 Bodega Catena Zapata Malbec Appellation Paraje Altamira, 91 points

This classy high-altitude Malbec boasts fully ripe, nuanced aromas and flavors of dark berries, minerals, mocha, bitter chocolate, pepper and menthol. Wonderfully pliant and refined, it displays subtle inner-mouth lift and restrained sweetness and a suavely tannic, slowly rising finish. (ST)


Cellar Favorites

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1955 Château Latour

From the moment it is opened and served, the 1955 Latour is simply regal. Floral and remarkably bright for a wine of its age, the 1955 offers a level of pure seduction that is hard to capture with words.

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1961 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Grand Cru

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La Festa del Barolo 2019

January 31 - Feb 2, 2019
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