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Sharing Alike: Petrus 1947 - 2015

News that the family of Jean-François and Jean Moueix sold 20% of Petrus to Colombian-born billionaire Alejandro Santo Domingo sent shockwaves across the world. I know what Alejandro Santo Domingo is thinking. He is thinking: “I’ve splashed out millions on a minority share in Petrus. I wish an experienced wine critic would provide me with tasting notes of multiple back vintages.” Well, let me be of service.

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New Releases from Abruzzo and Molise: A Mixed Bag

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Santa Barbara Dreamin'… Part One


Grower Profile – Ulises Valdez

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Priceless: Roumier Bonnes-Mares 1945 - 2015

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2017 White Burgundy: Quantity, Quality and Great Charm


A Tribute to Beppe Rinaldi

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Les Crêtes Fumin: 1994 - 2015

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Some Great Reward: South Africa

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Terrazza Vittoria, Sorrento, Italy

The Terrazza Vittoria in Sorrento is the beautiful terrace restaurant of the Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria, which offers a simple but fine lunch menu of classics in breathtakingly beautiful surroundings.

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T’ang Court, Hong Kong

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Brat, London, UK


Il Cascinale Nuovo, Italy

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Mammà, Capri, Italy

Vinous Favorites

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2017 Gard Vintners Freyja White Blend, 90 points

With its aromas and flavors of lime ice, grapefruit pith, white peach, anise and minerals, this vibrant, penetrating blend of Roussanne and Viognier may be Washington’s best white wine bargain. And its tactile texture and brisk acidity make it supremely accommodating at the dinner table. (ST)


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1991 Domaine Pierre Morey Meursault Les Perrières 1er Cru

Without a shadow of doubt, the 1991 Meursault Les Perrières 1er Cru will be one of the white wines of the year, epitomising everything wondrous about mature white Burgundy.

1971 Cantina Mascarello Barolo

1985 Domaine Alain Voge Cornas Les Vieilles Vignes

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La Festa del Barolo 2019

January 31 - Feb 2, 2019
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