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Tawse Chardonnay Quarry Road: 2006-2013

Toronto-based banker Moray Tawse opened his organic and biodynamic winery located on the lower slopes of the Niagara Escarpment in Ontario’s Niagara wine country in 2005. Tawse’s best wine is the Quarry Road Chardonnay, which is made from a single vineyard of 40 acres first planted in 1996. This vertical spans every vintage of the Quarry Road back to the inaugural 2006.

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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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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

Vaucluse Townhouse, New York - Oct 20, 2016
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Jacques Selosse – The Lieux-Dits

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