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Equal Parts Story and Substance

Brenna Ritchey is the recipient of the 2018 Vinous Young Writer Fellowship. In her winning essay, Brenna reflects on the "supposed generational gap between older wine-drinkers and young people", while considering how millennials are "rewriting the rules of the game, dismantling the very structures that have schooled us in how to drink and appreciate wine, and rebuilding them from the vineyard up."

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Domaine Leflaive Chevalier-Montrachet: 1981-2012

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Piedmont's Finest Eating Destinations: 2019 Edition

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Abruzzo and Molise: Another Brick in the Wall

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A Century of Bordeaux: The Nines

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Argentina Reaches New Heights

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Northern Rhône: 2016 and 2017 Reds

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A Revolution of Place: Argentina Classifies Its Terroirs

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Larkmead’s Solari Cabernet and LMV Salon: 2001-2015

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Songs Full of Light - Lafaurie-Peyraguey 1906-2018


2016 Chianti Classico – A Modern Day Benchmark

Vinous Table

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Piedmont's Finest Eating Destinations: 2019 Edition

One of the biggest challenges readers visiting Piedmont face is deciding where to eat. It's a good problem to have.

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The Wellington Arms

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Trattoria di Campagna

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All'Osteria Bottega

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Piazzetta Milù, Naples, Italy

Vinous Favorites

2017 Château du Moulin-à-Vent Moulin-à-Vent Couvent des Thorins ($24.00) 91

2017 Château du Moulin-à-Vent Moulin-à-Vent Couvent des Thorins, 91 points

This benchmark domaine’s entry-level Moulin-à-Vent displays deep cherry and dark berry character, along with the power and structure that defines the appellation. The 2017 is fruit-forward and a bit of air brings out vibrant mineral and floral qualities while taming its youthful tannins. (JR)


Cellar Favorites

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1947 Carbonnieux Blanc

Mature white Bordeaux is rarely discussed and, to be honest, rarely tasted. In my own experience, lunches or dinners commencing with a venerable Bordeaux Blanc are as regular as Halley’s comet. That’s a pity, because whenever they do form the opening act, they offer pertinent reminders of their quality.

2009 Le Macchiole Paleo Rosso

Blandy’s MCDXIX, The Winemaker’s Selection Madeira

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