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Vinous Table: Generi Alimentari Panino, Modena IT

Vinous Table

Ian D'Agata, July 2016

Italy’s best sandwich stop opened on December 7, 2013, and it’s safe to say that its owner and clientele have never looked back.

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A Lucky ‘13 for Beaujolais Lovers

France: Burgundy, featured

Josh Raynolds, Jul 2016

The last decade has witnessed some of the best Beaujolais vintages in history. Two thousand thirteen is proving more than qualified to stake its claim among them.

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Chablis Gets the Côte de Beaune Treatment from Mother Nature

France: Burgundy, featured

Stephen Tanzer, Jul 2016

The very warm, early growing season of 2015 yielded ripe, rich wines that lead with their fruit, but the harvest was complicated by a hailstorm just before picking began. Meanwhile, 2014 has turned out to be a modern classic for Chablis.

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Cellar Favorite: 2007 Château Coutet

Cellar Favorites

Ian D'Agata, Jul 2016

Château Coutet is one of my favorite Sauternes of all. When the estate decides the vintage is good enough to warrant making their ultra-luscious, super-concentrated Cuvée Madame, it is my favorite Barsac of all, duking it out with d’Yquem for numero 1 in Bordeaux sweet winedom.

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Brilliance in the Santa Cruz Mountains

United States: California, featured

Antonio Galloni, Jul 2016

If I had to name the greatest estates in California, at least two, possibly three, would come from the Santa Cruz Mountains. These rugged hillsides above Silicon Valley are home to some of the most distinctive, pedigreed Chardonnays, Pinot Noirs and Cabernet Sauvignon-based wines readers will come across.

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Vinous Table: La Maison du Colombier, Beaune, France

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Stephen Tanzer, Jul 2016

Roland Chanliaud looks up from the tiny counter of his open kitchen and beams as you enter the restaurant of La Maison du Colombier in Beaune. For years Chanliaud was the wizard in the kitchen at Le Jardin des Remparts, a restaurant known for its classic cuisine though decidedly not for the warmth of its accueil. Now he and his new wife preside over this self-styled gastro-bar...

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The End of the Innocence - English & Italian

Italy: Piedmont, featured

Antonio Galloni, Jul 2016

The recent sale of Vietti to American investor Kyle Krause is one of the most shocking events I have seen in twenty years of visiting Piedmont and nearly thirty years of buying and drinking Vietti wines. For decades, Vietti has marketed itself as the standard bearer of artisan Piedmontese values – multi-generational family ownership, tradition and an attachment to the land. The question is: What does Vietti, and more broadly, Piedmont, stand for today?

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Finger Lakes Rising

United States: New York, featured

Kelli White, Jul 2016

As a former New Yorker, I’ve been excited to watch from afar as an increasing amount of acclaim has been lavished on the Empire State’s wine regions. In particular, the Finger Lakes has undergone an enormous transformation in the past 10–15 years as the quality of the wines has taken a gigantic leap forward.

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Cellar Favorite: 2008 Domaine Weinbach Pinot Gris Altenbourg Quintessence de Grains Nobles Cuvée d’Or

Cellar Favorites

Ian D'Agata, Jul 2016

I have had an almost endless number of outstanding wines from Domaine Weinbach over the years, but the 2008 Pinot Gris Altenbourg Quintessence de Grains Nobles Cuvée d’Or is simply one of the greatest wines (white, rosé or red, dry, sparkling or sweet) I have ever tasted.

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Vinous Table: Duddell's, Hong Kong

Vinous Table

Ian D'Agata, July 2016

Located in the heart of Central, Hong Kong’s booming art and business area, Duddell’s offers some of the city’s best, most precise two Michelin star cuisine.