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Burgundy Under the Radar

Aware that some Burgundy lovers might point out that they have known some of the growers included in this report since they produced their first vintage back in 1903, nevertheless, Burgundy remains a vast ocean of growers beyond the most famous names. Nothing gives me more pleasure than foraging for winemakers unknown to myself, or those that I have never visited. There are innumerable “under-the-radar” growers in Burgundy, and I use that term knowing that some oenophile’s radars are better than others. There is always one more grower that you have to visit around the corner. When it comes to Burgundy there is no full stop.

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Plundering Burgundy Past

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Vintage Retrospective: 1991 Napa Cabernet Sauvignon

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Looking Back To Go Forward: Lafite-Rothschild 1868 – 2015

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Sonoma & Napa Valley Supplement 2018

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In Excelsis: Château Latour 1887 – 2010

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Pfalz Riesling 2016: Restraint Rewarded

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Bordeaux In Excelsis

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The Last Frontier: Nebbiolos of Alto Piemonte & 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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Taverna del Capitano, Nerano, Italy

Taverna del Capitano is one of Italy’s best restaurants. Located right in front of the mesmerizingly blue waters of the Amalfi Coast, Taverna del Capitano is also one of the most beautiful too.

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Osteria dell’Ingegno, Rome

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Shang Palace, Hong Kong, China

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Marino Ristorante, Hollywood, CA


Vinous Favorites

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2017 Foxglove Cabernet Sauvignon, 89 points

A rush of super-ripe dark cherry, tobacco, licorice and plum give the 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon from Foxglove its racy personality. Voluptuous in the glass, with silky tannins and soft contours, it will be impossible to resist upon release. One of the best values in California Cabernet Sauvignon. (AG)

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Cellar Favorites

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1995 Fratelli Alessandria Barolo Monvigliero

Fratelli Alessandria’s 1995 Barolo Monvigliero provides a fascinating look into an early wine from an estate that has joined the ranks of the elite in recent years.

1988 Domaine Gentaz-Dervieux Côte-Rôtie Côte Brune

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