December 1, 2022 - Rebecca Gibb MW

Sancerre Sees Red

Prices of red Burgundy seem to show no sign of easing. In the search for an alternative, wine lovers may head east toward Germany or further afield to New Zealand and Oregon. However, a mere two-hour drive from the Côte de Nuits lies an often-overlooked Pinot Noir region, sitting on coveted ground....

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November 29, 2022 - Eric Guido

Umbria: Taking It to the Next Level

Umbrian wines have always communicated tremendous potential; however, except for a short list of producers, these wines have often been underwhelming. I have long looked forward to the day the region would begin to deliver the best quality possible. That day may be just over the horizon.

November 22, 2022 - Neal Martin

Dealing with the New Paradigm: Burgundy 2018

So, the 2018 Burgundy vintage was too warm to bestow tensile Chardonnay and transparent Pinot Noirs, yes? Well, not exactly. I tasted more than 400 whites and reds blind at the annual Burgfest to see how the vintage is shaping up. Expect the unexpected!

November 21, 2022 - Antonio Galloni

The Vinous 2022 Holiday Gift Guide

With the holidays right around the corner, we’ve you covered for that perfect gift for the wine lover in your life. The Vinous Holiday Gift Guide is packed with the year's most intriguing books, glassware, openers, maps and more.

November 17, 2022 - Eric Guido

The Unrealized Potential of Marche

Overall quality in Marche has never been higher. However, my feeling is that many producers have yet to fully realize the potential of this diverse region. I often left my tastings this year wondering what red and white varieties might be able to achieve here.

November 15, 2022 - Angus Hughson

Clonakilla Shiraz Viognier 1994-2021

Rules are made to be broken. In the rich landscape of Australian Shiraz, Clonakilla was the original maverick, pioneering cool climate Shiraz Viognier blends in an unlikely new wine region. Serendipitous plantings of Viognier and travels to Domaine Guigal lit a spark that has grown into an unexpected, runaway success that has helped to redefine Australian Shiraz. This vertical tasting of the Clonakilla Shiraz Viognier celebrated the winery’s 50th birthday and showcased a wine with unique finesse and longevity.

November 10, 2022 - Neal Martin

Domaine Georges Roumier Part 2: Chambolle-Musigny Les Cras 1er Cru

In this second look at Christophe Roumier, the limelight shines upon his Chambolle-Musigny Les Cras 1er Cru. With over a dozen vintages tasted blind, this tasting reveals a winemaker unafraid to translate growing seasons as they are.

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Antonio Galloni
Stephen Tanzer
Neal Martin
Josh Raynolds
Eric Guido
David Schildknecht
Rebecca Gibb MW
Joaquín Hidalgo
Alessandro Masnaghetti

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November 18, 2022 - Neal Martin

Vinous Table: Wild Flor, Brighton, UK

Wild Flor is an outstanding addition to Brighton’s dining scene. After years of coasting, Brighton is finally waking up to the fact that it can coexist with the proliferation of casual gastropubs and vegan eateries. It was refreshing to see a serious, thoughtful wine list whose accumulative costs are probably a little more than that 1996 Chambertin! I cannot wait to return.

November 11, 2022 - Neal Martin

Vinous Table: Eike, Stellenbosch, South Africa

Eike lived up to expectations – the food was just delicious and exhibited just the right amount of flair whilst keeping it “real”.

October 7, 2022 - Neal Martin

Vinous Table: Andrew Edmunds, London, UK

I cannot recommend Andrew Edmunds highly enough, especially those seeking a place to eat that is suffused with history and draped with charm, a bit rustic and yet serves delicious food accompanied by a trove of vinous treats.

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2020 City Limits Syrah Street Art Columbia Valley

The 2020 Syrah Street Art is perfumed and wickedly fresh, with peppery herbs and smoky black currants. Zesty acidity enlivens its energetic tart wild berry fruit. This finishes potent yet lively, with a crunchy coating of tannins. It’s a great value. (EG)

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2021 L'Ecole Nº 41 Semillon Columbia Valley

A great value and a perfect holiday wine, the 2021 Semillon is sweetly scented with dusty flowers, vivid yellow apple and chamomile. It’s suave, opulent and perfectly balanced, with a mix of tropical fruits and florals cascading throughout. The 2021 finishes with crisp, refreshing length. (EG)

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2021 Clos de la Roilette/Alain Coudert Fleurie Cuvée Christie

This elegant 2021 Cuvée Christie comes from the Fleurie Cru in Beaujolais. Finely balanced and brimming with vibrant red fruit, floral and spice character, plus a taut core of minerality, it’s irresistible now and has the depth to age. Moreover, it is consistently among the Cru’s best values. (JR)

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November 28, 2022 - Neal Martin

Cellar Favorite: 1943 Petrus

In my continuing and futile attempt to drink every Petrus of the 20th century, I ticked off one of the lesser-known war vintages this summer. Incidentally, it was served blind, and though I identified the château, I was quite a few years out on the vintage. Maybe even decades!

November 21, 2022 - Neal Martin

Cellar Favorite: 1993 Domaine Jean Grivot Nuits Saint-Georges Les Roncières

This bottle of 1993 Nuits Saint-Georges Les Roncières 1er Cru was ‘magpied’ off a list in Beaune, one of the few bottles whose umbilical had not been cut within the last three years.

November 14, 2022 - Neal Martin

Cellar Favorite: 1996 Domaine Robert Denogent Pouilly-Fuissé Les Carrons Vieilles Vignes

A few months back, I reported on a cluster of old Pouilly-Fuissés from Château de Beauregard that attested to their under-appreciated longevity. Here is another bottle that was bright as a daisy when opened in Beaune as a pre-prandial wake-me-up.

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