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2008 Bordeaux: A Day In A Life

There was no easing into the job and frankly I would not want it any other way. Wines tasted in the morning at an annual ten-year on Bordeaux tasting on one side of the Atlantic, written up on the flight over to New York with my mouth still coated in tannin and completed on the other side of the Atlantic...just a day in the life, so that readers get an idea how things are going to roll with the 2008 Bordeaux.

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Gianbattista Columbu Malvasia Di Bosa: 1992–2011

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Remembering Bruno Giacosa

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The Corner Townhouse, Rome, Italy

The Corner Townhouse is one of the many recently born Rome restaurants that are popular with the “in” crowd, but The Corner has potential to stick around thanks to its inventive food, decent wine list and a beautiful dining room.

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Le Coq Rico, New York, NY

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Osteria Enoteca San Marco, Venice, Italy

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Vintage 1997, Torino, Italy


Bistrot du Bord de L’Eau, Levernois, France

Vinous Favorites

2016 Domaine Ruet Morgon Les Grands Cras ($24.00) 92

2016 Domaine Ruet Morgon Les Grands Cras, 92 points

This seductively perfumed Beaujolais perfectly captures the charm of the vintage: balance, tension and seamless texture, with noteworthy purity and energy, make the Grand Cras Irresistible now, although a little patience will bring greater depth and complexity. (JR)


Cellar Favorites

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2001 Henri Bonneau Châteauneuf-du-Pape Réserve des Célestins

Bob Parker introduced me to Henri Bonneau’s wines many years ago. Unfortunately, I don’t get a chance to drink Châteauneuf as often as I would like, and had nearly forgotten I had a few bottles of the 2001 Réserve des Célestins squirreled away.

1972 Paul Jaboulet Ainé Cornas

2000 Domaine Méo-Camuzet Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru

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