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Vinous Table: Piazzetta Milù, Naples, Italy

Vinous Table, Italy: Center & South

Ian D'Agata, Aug 2019

Piazzetta Milù has the potential to become one the top dining destinations not just in Campania, but in all of Italy. The food, wines and sleek décor are already top-notch, so this dining establishment run by a young, passionate team is well worth keeping a close eye on.

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Sicily: Where Great Wines and Lava Flow

Italy: Center & South, featured

Ian D'Agata, Aug 2019

Never before has the island of Sicily produced so many world-class wines. The most recent vintages in the market, 2017 and 2016, yielded a bevy of superb whites and reds.

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Vinous Table: Miani dinner at Enoteca Turi, London, UK

United Kingdom, Vinous Table

Ian D'Agata, Jul 2019

A recent thoroughly magical night of a large selection of younger and older Miani wines at London’s fine Enoteca Turi made for some long-lasting wine and dining memories.

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Vinous Table: Au Trou Gascon, Paris, France

Vinous Table, France

Ian D'Agata, Jul 2019

Still one of the best bistros in all of Paris, this temple to the hearty flavors and rich textures of southwestern France also boasts an outstanding wine and spirits list, making it a must-stop for all serious foodies.

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Soave and the Still White Wines of Veneto

featured, Italy: North

Ian D'Agata, Jul 2019

Soave is Veneto’s best-known still white wine, but the region boasts many other fine whites, produced from a plethora of different grape varieties and terroirs. From the sands of Venice to the volcanic hills of the Colli Euganei, many of Veneto’s other whites are worth hunting down and getting to know.

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Vinous Table: Le Chalut, Saint-Malo, France

Vinous Table, France

Ian D'Agata, Jun 2019

Le Chalut, a historic restaurant of Saint-Malo, may no longer be the highly awarded, media-darling dining destination it once was, but it still offers fresh, beautifully cooked seafood in a quiet, refined environment.

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Lazio: New Vintages, New Discoveries

Italy: Center & South, featured

Ian D'Agata, Jun 2019

Lazio’s finest estates are making wines of a level that was unthinkable just a few years ago. Though still mostly under the radar, be they white, red, pink, sparkling or sweet, a number of Lazio’s wines are truly world-class.

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Vinous Table: Ca’ D’Oro Alla Vedova, Venice, Italy

Vinous Table, Italy

Ian D'Agata, Jun 2019

Ca d’Oro, known locally as Alla Vedova, is one of Venice’s most historic osterias. Located in the trendy Cannaregio sestriere, Ca d’Oro is famous for its polpette, an absolutely iconic dish, and one of the main reasons why locals and tourists flock here.

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Vinous Table: L’Ancrage, Saint-Malo, France

Vinous Table, France

Ian D'Agata, May 2019

L’Ancrage, in Saint-Malo’s very pretty old town, is nobody’s idea of a snooty dining destination, and that sits perfectly fine with the restaurant’s patrons, who flock to it in droves, happy in the knowledge that they will eat and drink well for a song.

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Vinous Table: Studio at the Standard, København, Denmark

Denmark, Vinous Table

Ian D'Agata, May 2019

Hip and magically located right on the water, Studio at the Standard is routinely voted one of Denmark’s five best restaurants. Absolutely nothing about my latest visit leads me to believe such fame is undeserved.