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Remembering Domenico Clerico

Late Sunday evening, as I sat in one of my favorite wine bars in Piedmont, the long-dreaded news that had been in the air for the last few days finally arrived. Domenico Clerico had succumbed to his battle with cancer at 67 years of age. One of the most beloved personalities in Piedmont, Clerico touched many lives during a career that saw him rise from total obscurity to become one of the world’s most admired winemakers.

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Northern Rhône: Solid ’14 Reds and Outstanding ’15 Whites

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2016 Napa Valley – First Impressions

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Rieslingfeier – The 2017 Seminars

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Champagne: The 2017 Summer Preview

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Selosse – Lieux-Dits Dinner at NoMad

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Argentina New Releases: Cool Times in the Desert

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Rieslingfeier: A Celebration of Germany’s Greatest Wines

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Harnessing the Potential of Soave

Vinous Table


Quince, San Francisco, California

At its best, Chef/Owner Michael Tusk’s cooking artfully blends elements of innovation and tradition in dishes that are inventive and bold, with a touch of the whimsical. This dinner at Quince was full of highlights, even if there were a few rough spots.

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Ercoli 1928 Ristorante Parioli, Rome, Italy


Lio Pellegrini, Bergamo, Italy

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La Coupole, Paris, France

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La Siriola, San Cassiano, Italy

Vinous Favorites

Joey Tensley Wines 2015 Fundamental ($18.00) 89

Joey Tensley Wines 2015 Fundamental, 89 points

The 2015 Fundamental, a blend of Syrah, Grenache, Mourvèdre and Petit Sirah, is a knock-out value. Layers of inky dark fruit, mocha, plum, dark spice and leather are pushed forward in a succulent red that will provide immense pleasure right out of the gate. (AG)


Cellar Favorites

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2006 Cave Spring Cellars Indian Summer Select Late Harvest Riesling Niagara Peninsula

Cave Spring Cellars is arguably one of Canada’s top four or five Riesling producers. Wines like the 2006 Summer Select Late Harvest Riesling drive that point home.

2001 Armand Rousseau Chambertin-Clos de Bèze

1979 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti La Tâche

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