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2015 Beaujolais Preview: Atypically Brawny but Often Excellent

While Beaujolais has been on as strong a roll as any wine region in France over most of the last decade, the 2015 vintage in Beaujolais has been receiving more attention than any I can recall, including the outstanding 2014 and 2013. But do the ‘15s justify the hype, especially for veteran fans of these wines?

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Abruzzo and Molise Coming of Age

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2014 Beaujolais: Another Dream Vintage

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Argiolas Turriga – Looking Back at an Italian Icon: 2012-1988

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Champagne: The 2016 Summer Preview

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L’Arcangelo, Rome, Italy

If asked what I think is Rome’s best overall restaurant, I have no difficulty in answering “L’Arcangelo”. Simply put, the restaurant is as close as to a “sure bet” in the world of fine dining as there is.

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Yuet Wah Hui Seafood, Hong Kong

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La Trota, Rivodutri, Rieti, IT

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Generi Alimentari Panino, Modena, Italy

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La Maison du Colombier, Beaune

Vinous Favorites

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2015 Tensley Los Padres, 89 points

The 2015 Los Padres is an absolute joyous entry-level Petite Sirah/Syrah/Grenache blend from Joey Tensley. Dark cherry, mocha, plum, spice and leather are given an extra kick of richness in this flamboyant, radiant vintage.


Cellar Favorites

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2005 Contini Vernaccia Karmis (Aug 2016)

The 2005 Contini’s Karmis was last vintage made with 100% Vernaccia di Oristano grapes, but it could not be labeled Vernaccia di Oristano because it would have had to age a minimum of two years by law. Since then the wine is a roughly 75-25% blend of Vernaccia di Oristano and Vermentino.

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2005 Arnaldo Caprai Sagrantino di Montefalco Cobra

Vinous Events

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2004 Barolo Retrospective

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Jacques Selosse – The Lieux-Dits

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