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The Wines of Alto Adige

Alto Adige arguably makes Italy’s best white wines. Climate change and more judicious use of oak have also improved the red wines, especially the delicious one-two punch delivered by the Schiava varieties and Lagrein. The odd bottle of outstanding Pinot Nero and Cabernet Sauvignon rounds out a truly noteworthy offering of world-class wines.

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Champagne – The Season’s New Releases

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New Zealand: Just For Starters

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Vacqueyras 2016 and 2015: Value and Consistency

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Focus on Washington: The New Normal

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Blind Vision: 2015 Burgundy Red & White

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2014 Barolo: Late Releases

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Calvados: The Apple Of A Brandy Drinker’s Eye

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Campania: More Than Just Fiano, Greco and Aglianico

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Enigma Variations: Lafleur 1955-2015

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Eternal Leroy: 1937-2010


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La Ciau del Tornavento, Treiso, Italy

One of Italy’s best and most beautiful restaurants, La Ciau del Tornavento offers memorable views of the vineyards and one of the country’s “top ten” wine cellars, making it a must-visit, especially in the off-season.

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JY’s, Colmar, France

Arbor full bottle lineup

Arbor, Hong Kong

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Arpège, Paris, France

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Armando al Pantheon, Rome, Italy


Vinous Favorites

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2017 St. Michael-Eppan Pinot Grigio, 90 points

St. Michael-Eppan’s 2017 Pinot Grigio is laced with aromas and flavors of ripe pear, honey and yellow flowers. Long and luscious on the palate, the 2017 is close in quality to the more expensive, top of the line Auger Pinot Grigio, and that’s almost never the case. (ID)

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Cellar Favorites

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1970 Château de Fieuzal Rouge

Old bottles of Graves have been regrettably few and far between. When I do encounter mature Graves from the 1940s and the 1970s, they always remind me how well they age, how their qualities are overlooked vis-à-vis other Bordeaux appellations.

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2002 Luciano Sandrone Nebbiolo d’Alba Valmaggiore


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La Festa del Barolo 2019

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