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2016 Beaujolais: Hail, Yes

Following the often opulent 2015s, the 2016 vintage in Beaujolais marks a return to the classic expression of the region, producing bright, energetic wines that show real charm and early appeal.

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Ridge 2017 Monte Bello En Primeur


Here We Go Again: Value Bordeaux 2015

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The Glorious 1999 Red Burgundies

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Brilliance in Napa Valley: 2016 & 2015 Cabernets - Parts 1 & 2

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Domaine Leroy: The 2015s From Bottle

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Long and Winding Road: Ausone 1912–1999

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Sardinia's Wines: High Quality, Low Visibility

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The Magician’s Fool: 1950s Bordeaux

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Juxtapose With You: Pétrus, Lafleur & Le Pin

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2008 Bordeaux: A Day In A Life

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Osteria Da Nando, Aosta, Italy

Da Nando, Aosta’s best trattoria, is revered by locals and tourists alike for an excellent wine selection, hearty, traditional food and very fair prices.

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Stuzzi, Harrogate, UK

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Boeucc, Milan, Italy

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Dinner with Friends in San Francisco

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The Corner Townhouse, Rome, Italy

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2016 Brooks Riesling Meyer Vineyard ($24.00) 92

2016 Brooks Riesling Meyer Vineyard, 92 points

This dry, nervy Oregon Riesling exhibits pure citrus, orchard fruit and floral character, along with smoky mineral overtones. Focused in style, with no excess fat and a vibrant, incisive finish, the 2016 shows superb clarity and tension. It will be fantastic with fish and shellfish. (JR)


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Blandy’s Madeira – Recent Releases

My love affair with Madeira began whilst holidaying on the namesake Atlantic volcanic island in 2003, where in a pique of curiosity I ordered a 1927 Bual. Afterwards I understood why those with good taste revere this profound, time-buckling, ethereal and enigmatic wine. Madeira is so unfashionable it is the epitome of cool. These are the latest releases from Blandy's.

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