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2017 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti: A Day’s Work

The annual presentation of new releases from Domaine de la Romanée-Conti in early March was the last tasting I attended before lockdown. Initially I thought I would publish this article as a bookend, when things returned to normal. Back then, I could have never imagined where we would be today. After reading Neal Martin’s article Complex, Not Complicated: 2017 DRC in Bottle chronicling the London edition, I decided to shamelessly rip off his format. So, here you have my version…

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Delivering Where It Counts: Meyney 1971–2017

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Central Italy’s Best-Kept Secrets

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2018 Single Quinta Ports


Vintage Retrospective: The 2001 Napa Valley Cabernets

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2019 Bordeaux: A Long, Strange Trip

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Uncertain Smile: Bordeaux 2019

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2020 Rosé-a-Rama

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Château Siran 1918-2008

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Via Forno, Scarsdale, New York

Via Forno is one of my local pizza joints. Despite the somber outlook, the staff at Via Forno has been upbeat the few times I have been there recently. I am looking forward to going back when things eventually come back to something resembling normalcy.

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Brixton Laundry, London

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Providence, LA

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2019 Bonavita Terre Siciliane Rosato ($23.00) 92

2019 Bonavita Terre Siciliane Rosato, 92 points

Incredibly deep ruby in color, this Rosato displays ripe cherries, offset by tangerine, rose petals, and exotic spice. Soft textures lead in to a pure expression of floral-laced red fruits and minerals, finishing fresh but also showing a youthful structure. This is really quite stunning. (EG)


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NV Mullineux Olerasay 2°

Readers that saw last month’s Vinous Live with Chris and Andrea Mullineux will have noticed that both interviewer and interviewee in Surrey and Swartland respectively, were drinking a sweet wine, the Olerasay 2°. Having received the bottle a few weeks earlier I kept it back for that interview.

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