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2016 Brunello di Montalcino: Radiance Personified

In this year of incredible stress, heartache and forced changes to the way that we all have to live, there is certainly a comfort in looking at past vintages that are only now being released. Never before have these wines been more like a time capsule. There is no other vintage or category of wine that I’ve been looking forward to more than the 2016 Brunello di Montalcinos. The big question is: Do the 2016s live up to our expectations?

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Champagne: 2020 New Releases

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The Year of Jazz & Wine: 1959

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Rheinhessen 2018: Revelatory Rieslings

Marlborough is protected from rain and high winds by the surrounding hills and mountain ranges including the 2 885 metre tapuae o uenuku (often referred to as mount tappy by locals)

New Zealand Whites: The State of Play

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Generosity and Diversity - Mosel 2018: Graach to Grünhaus


Trentino & Alto Adige: Worlds Apart

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2018 Santa Lucia Highlands: What a Difference a Year Makes

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Joseph Drouhin “Monty and Moose”


Barbaresco: The Highs & Lows of 2016-2020


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Grouse Club, UK

Upholding the tradition of a proper lunch with all its bells and whistles is the informally titled Grouse Club, formed for no reason but to share the titular game bird after the Glorious Twelfth.

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Crabtowne USA

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St. John, London

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Modern and Louis'

Endo sashimi

Endo At The Rotunda

Vinous Favorites

2017 Tenet Wines Syrah The Pundit Columbia Valley ($25.00) 90

2017 Tenet Wines Syrah The Pundit Columbia Valley, 90 points

This hedonistic Syrah boasts kirsch, licorice and espresso scents and flavors, complicated by spices, dried herbs and a whiff of smoked meat, with its almost jammy sweetness leavened by a savory quality. A perennial Syrah value, the 2017 is especially plush, ripe and silky. (ST)


Cellar Favorites

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2017 Domaine Didier Montchovet Bourgogne Hautes-Côtes de Beaune

Why a piddling Bourgogne Hautes-Côte de Whatever? What numbskull chooses to cellar such low ranking Burgundy? And who the hell is Didier Montchovet? Pull up a chair and let me explain why I chose this particular wine.

1999 Dunn Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

2015 Domaine des Comtes-Lafon Meursault Clos de la Barre

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