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Valpolicella & Soave: The Times, They Are A Changin’

Veneto is home to a number of oenological riches, from the whites of Soave to the reds of the Valpolicella district, including the renowned Amarone, one of Italy’s most important wines. The region’s most dynamic, passionate producers are determined to show that their wines stand in stark contrast to the at times indifferent wines that once penalized the image of these appellations in the mind of the consumer.

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The Vast Bounty of Central Spain

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2018 Tuscany Preview

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Extreme High-Altitude Wines from Argentina's Northern Valleys

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Lorne – Meal Kit Dinner

Overall, Lorne’s meal kit was a great success, even more than expected. Not only did the meal kit break up the stultifying routine of lockdown, but I was doing a tiny bit to help an industry inextricably linked to mine.

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Vinous Favorites

2018 Tenuta Santa Maria Valpolicella Classico Superiore ($20.00) 90

2018 Tenuta Santa Maria Valpolicella Classico Superiore, 90 points

A wildly spicy Valpolicella with a sour citrus twang contrasting rich cherry-berry fruits. Long and full of character, this juicy, high-energy effort leans more toward blue/purple fruits throughout the finale. There’s a lot of pleasure to be found here. (EG)


Cellar Favorites

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2011 Saintsbury Pinot Noir Brown Ranch (magnum)

Saintsbury was the first winery I visited in Napa Valley. Tasting the wines always brings back so many memories; both of that trip and the time I spent selling the Saintsbury Pinots in my restaurant days just after college.

2017 Domaine Roumier Morey-Saint-Denis Clos de la Bussière & Chambolle-Musigny Les Cras

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