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Chablis: 2014 & 2013

It’s too early to predict what the hot, dry summer of 2015 will yield in Chablis—or whether well-timed rains will arrive to revive the vines—but it appears that the recent pattern of even-numbered vintages producing more classic, typical wines and odd-numbered ones featuring trickier growing seasons will continue.

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Santa Cruz Mountains: Scaling the Heights

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Ridge Monte Bello: Past, Present and Future

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Beringer’s Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon: One of Napa Valley’s First Cult Wines

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New Releases from the Marche: Something for Everyone


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Lo Scudiero, Palermo, Sicily

Located in the heart of Palermo, Lo Scudiero is an oasis of calm in a city that can at times be overwhelming. I have been eating at Lo Scudiero for about as long as I can remember. This fabulous lunch brought back many memories.

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I Pupi Ristorante, Bagheria, Sicily

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Jean-Georges, New York

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Maialino, New York

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Carbone, New York


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2012 Château de Francs Les Cerisiers ($12) 88 points

2012 Château de Francs Les Cerisiers, 88 points

A juicy, succulent wine, the 2012 Les Cerisiers is one of the very best values readers will find in Bordeaux, or anywhere for that matter. Sweet cherry, plum, tobacco, mint and cedar abound in this delicious Merlot/Cabernet Sauvignon blend from the Hébrard and de Boüard families.

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Three from Domaine Leflaive

The three whites in this tasting open a small window into the career of Anne-Claude Leflaive, one of Burgundy’s most brilliant vignerons. Sadly, Leflaive passed away earlier this year, but these wines are a poignant reminder of the rich legacy she leaves behind.

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2002 Soter Vineyards Pinot Noir Beacon Hill


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2010 Brunello di Montalcino

September 29, 2015 - New York
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