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Vinous Table: Jean-Michel Lorain, Joigny, France

France: Burgundy, Vinous Table

Ian D'Agata, Jan 2018

Jean-Michel Lorain’s is the sort of restaurant nobody does better in the world than France. A bucolic setting, refined food and service and a great wine list make for dining nirvana.

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Chianti Classico: The Stellar 2015s and Surprising 2014s

featured, Italy: Center & South

Antonio Galloni, Jan 2018

Chianti Classico is one of the world’s elite regions because of its proven ability to produce pedigreed, age-worthy wines that transmit the essence of site and that develop beautifully in bottle. Readers will find a bevy of compelling new releases in the market, ranging from the gorgeous, radiant 2015s to the more nervy, tense 2014s.

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Mosel Riesling 2016 Part 1: From Extremes, Equilibrium

featured, Germany

David Schildknecht, Jan 2018

Weather that was extreme even by recent standards paradoxically generated some of the most even-tempered, charming Mosel Rieslings in years.

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A Trip to the Mosel and a Seminal Riesling Tasting

featured, Your Say

Donald Pennet, Dec 2017

One of our aims when we launched Vinous in 2013 was that subscribers would be an integral part of the conversation. Your Say, our subscriber forum, was designed to foster a community brought together by a mutual passion of wine. This holiday season we are delighted to showcase a handful of subscriber posts that stood out over the course of the year.

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"Lost Souls"

featured, Your Say

Stephan Bauer, Dec 2017

One of our aims when we launched Vinous in 2013 was that subscribers would be an integral part of the conversation. Your Say, our subscriber forum, was designed to foster a community brought together by a mutual passion of wine. This holiday season we are delighted to showcase a handful of subscriber posts that stood out over the course of the year.

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Rochioli, Chevillon and Egly-Ouriet

featured, Your Say

Steve Adams, Dec 2017

One of our aims when we launched Vinous in 2013 was that subscribers would be an integral part of the conversation. Your Say, our subscriber forum, was designed to foster a community brought together by a mutual passion of wine. This holiday season we are delighted to showcase a handful of subscriber posts that stood out over the course of the year.

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Rehab Wines

featured, Your Say

Daniel Moritz, Dec 2017

One of our aims when we launched Vinous in 2013 was that subscribers would be an integral part of the conversation. Your Say, our subscriber forum, was designed to foster a community brought together by a mutual passion of wine. This holiday season we are delighted to showcase a handful of subscriber posts that stood out over the course of the year.

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Remembering Bob Wilmers

featured, France: Bordeaux

Antonio Galloni, Dec 2017

Bob Wilmers, the widely respected owner of Château Haut-Bailly, passed away unexpectedly on December 16, 2017 at 83 years of age. Wilmers enjoyed a long and distinguished career, most notably as the Chairman and CEO of M&T Bank. Among his many achievements, Wilmers is credited with successfully guiding M&T through the financial crisis of 2008, largely by avoiding the speculative investments that proved to ultimately be the downfall of many banking institutions. Wilmers was also active in numerous philanthropic endeavors.

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Homes Away from Home

featured, Germany

David Schildknecht, Dec 2017

Will Klaus Peter Keller’s and Julian Haart’s startling announcements set a trend?

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Cellar Favorite: 2000 Smith Haut Lafitte

France: Bordeaux, Cellar Favorites, cellar favorite

Antonio Galloni, Dec 2017

At seventeen years of age, the 2000 Smith Haut Lafitte is in a gorgeous spot. A dense, powerful wine, the 2000 offers notable depth and textural richness. Game, smoke, tobacco, licorice and leather give the 2000 notable aromatic breadth and expansiveness to play off the generous fruit. The toast and torrefaction notes are typical of the heavily extracted style favored during the late 1990s and early 2000s.