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Santa Barbara: On the Road

Santa Barbara County remains one of the most exciting regions in California. As I have written here before, Santa Barbara is home to an extraordinary range of wines; from cool-climate, ocean-influenced Chardonnays, Pinots and Syrahs, to richer Sauvignon Blancs and Bordeaux-based reds, and everything in between.

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California Odds & Ends

The cellar of clos du caillou (2)

Producer Profile: Le Clos du Caillou


Santa Lucia Highlands: New Releases

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Producer Profile: Domaine Roger Sabon

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Le Sirenuse Pool Bar and Grill, Positano, Italy

Le Sirenuse is one of the world’s best known and elegant hotels. Located in the heart of Positano, one of the prettiest towns of the Mediterranean, Le Sirenuse is set in an elegant 18th century palazzo...

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La Caravella, Amalfi, Italy


Bar Boulud, New York


ad hoc, Yountville, CA

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Lo Scudiero, Palermo, Sicily

Vinous Favorites

2012 The Paring Red Wine ($25) 92 points

2012 The Paring Red Wine, 92 points

Supple, radiant and expressive, the 2012 Red Wine graces the palate with exquisite dark fruit, mocha, plums, spices, raspberry jam and spices. Readers will have a hard time keeping their hands off this supremely delicious Cabernet Sauvignon-based red from the team at Jonata and The Hilt. (AG)


Cellar Favorites

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1981 Château Cos d’Estournel and 1981 Château Pavie

I’ve always has a soft spot for the 1981 vintage as well as these two châteaux. This was the first vintage of Bordeaux that I bought, back in 1984...

2001 Domaine Jean-François Coche-Dury Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru

1992 Salvatore Molettieri Taurasi Vigna Cinque Querce

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