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Saar and Ruwer 2015: Rain in the Nick of Time

There are really two 2015 vintages for German Riesling: the first harvest took place on the heels of early September rain, and the second four to eight weeks later during a chilly but sunny autumn. Both will reward Riesling lovers, especially the latter.

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Vintage Retrospective: The 2007 Napa Valley Cabernets

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Giuseppe Rinaldi Barolo Brunate Retrospective: 1990-2010

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2016: A Very Good Year for Italy’s Many Rosatos

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Spain’s New Releases, Part 2: Triumphs and Travails

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2014 & 2015 Muscadet: Contrasting Vintages Ripe for Discovery

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Amarone: New Releases

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Bryant’s Cabernet Sauvignon: 1994-2014

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A Splendid 2015 Vintage in South Africa—Time To Discover Swartland’s Wines


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Au Fil du Zinc, Chablis, France

It’s not often that you stumble upon a truly great bistro where there’s someone with real talent behind the stoves. But so it is with Au Fil du Zinc in Chablis. A pretty interior, lovely views, precisely cooked flavorful foods and a great wine list...

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Il Buco, New York, NY

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La Matricianella, Rome, Italy

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Noble Rot Wine Bar & Restaurant, London

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Trattoria Carpaccio, NJ


Vinous Favorites

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2016 Pierre-Marie Chermette/Vissoux Beaujolais Rosé Les Griottes, 90 points

This Gamay offers bright aromatics along with ripe tangerine, strawberry, candied rose and succulent herb flavors. Fleshy and dry on the palate, the 2016 finishes long, smooth and broad, with a bracing jolt of juicy acidity extending the finish. (JR)

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Cellar Favorites

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1975 Bruno Giacosa Barolo Bussia di Monforte Riserva Speciale

Bruno Giacosa’s red label Riservas from the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s are, for the most part, such spectacular wines that when you find one that behaves in rather idiosyncratic ways it becomes a cult wine in its own right.

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