cellar favorite, Cellar Favorites, France: Bordeaux
There is always a frisson of excitement in coming eyeball to eyeball with a prewar bottle of Bordeaux, especially one from a vintage dismissed and written out of history.
France: Champagne, featured
Readers will find a wide range of new releases in the market this fall, everything from tiny-production Champagnes to the latest from the grandes marques. The pace of change in Champagne continues to be incredibly rapid, with new, small domaines popping up left and right while the big brands expand their ranges and increase quality. All of that makes Champagne an incredibly exciting and dynamic region to follow.
Vinous Table, Italy: North
Da Romano is not just a restaurant, it’s an institution. Located on the colorful island of Burano, Da Romano offers wonderful Venetian cuisine, a solid wine list and extremely friendly, competent service, all in a historic, evocative setting.
Wine collectors will be able to manage their cellars using scores and notes from the world’s most renowned wine critics, alongside pricing data from Liv-ex, the global marketplace for the wine trade.
featured, France: Bordeaux
As the year winds down, this article gathers Bordeaux tasting notes from old to young, derided to legendary vintages, and value-for-money wines to ridiculously expensive...with a few surprises along the way.
United States: Washington, featured
A trio of superb vintages and a glut of grapes have combined to give wine lovers the best chance yet to enjoy outstanding values from Washington.
France: Burgundy, cellar favorite, Cellar Favorites
When I visited the domaine in Chambolle-Musigny in November 2019, Mugnier poured me his latest vintage to see the light of day.
Verticals & Retrospectives, France: Burgundy, featured
Vincent Dauvissat’s stunningly consistent grand cru Les Clos is a textbook example of the complexity, minerality and longevity Chardonnay can achieve in the exceptional terroirs and cool northerly climate of Chablis. This vertical encompassed a remarkable range of wines all the way back to 1983.
Italy: Piedmont, Cellar Favorites
I was very fortunate to run into this exquisite bottle of Cappellano’s 1968 Barolo recently. As it turns out, I had just visited the estate that very morning, so I was in a Cappellano state of mind.
Sunday lunch. I admit I don’t slow down and take the time to enjoy a leisurely meal over several hours as often as I should. This recent lunch La Ferme de la Ruchotte was a poignant reminder of just how enjoyable some of the simpler things in life can be.