The Last Frontier: Nebbiolos of Alto Piemonte & Valtellina

Capable of expressing the purest essence of site, vintage and producer style, Nebbiolo is without question one of the world’s elite red grapes. Skyrocketing prices and soaring demand make it increasingly difficult for consumers to find the best Barolos and Barbarescos. But the glories of Nebbiolo stretch far beyond those prestigious appellations. Readers will find a bevy of striking, captivating wines in Alto Piemonte and Lombardy’s Valtellina.

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Williams Selyem: Pinot Noir Allen Vineyard 1987–2016

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Mountain Magic: The Wines of Valle d’Aosta

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2017 Napa Valley – First Impressions

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Rosé New Releases: No Slowing Down in 2018

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Vintage Port – The 2016 Declaration

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Exploring Italy’s 2017 Rosatos

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Elegance Returns to the Northern Rhône in 2016

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Mugneret-Gibourg: Ruchottes-Chambertin 1945 – 2014

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Piedmont’s Affordable Gems

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Last Man Standing: Bel-Air Marquis d’Aligre

Vinous Table

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Hide, London, UK

If a restaurant is the nexus between food and wine then Hide is London’s most important opening this year.


Marino Ristorante, Hollywood, CA

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Hedone Restaurant, London, UK

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Il Cascinale Nuovo, Isola d'Asti, Italy


Zuni Café, San Francisco, CA

Vinous Favorites

2017 Lo-Fi Wines Cabernet Franc Santa Barbara County ($22) 91

2017 Lo-Fi Wines Cabernet Franc Santa Barbara County, 91 points

Lo-Fi’s 2017 Cabernet Franc is flat-out delicious. Nuanced and refreshing, with tons of varietal Franc character, the 2017 is bold, racy and incredibly inviting. Bright aromatics and beautifully pure red berry fruit are given an extra kick of freshness from the 100% whole clusters.


Cellar Favorites

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1937 Château Coutet

There are few elixirs that equal mature Sauternes or Barsac. The 1937 Château Coutet made a huge impression when it completed a bibulous dinner in Bordeaux.

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1961 Latour-à-Pomerol

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La Festa del Barolo 2019

January 31 - Feb 2, 2019
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