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Looking Backward/Looking Forward: 2000 vs 2001 Bordeaux

Debate about whether Bordeaux 2000 is superior to 2001, or vice versa, has simmered since the wines were in barrel. So, this past June I visited many major châteaux to compare the two vintages side-by-side. What I found was that 12 months apart, the two vintages represent the end of one era and the beginning of another.

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Chianti Classico and Beyond – 2018 & 2019

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Mission Complete: La Mission Haut-Brion 1928–2011

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Royal Tokaji: 2017 Latest Releases

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Left Bank on the Right: Jean Faure 2007–2018

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From Domesday to Now: Nyetimber

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Sancerre: Taking the Temperature

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Back For More Beaujolais

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Changing Perspectives in Beaujolais

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Umbria & Lazio: Italy’s Underdogs

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2021 in Argentina: An Unusual Year That Ended in Balance


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Divino Enoteca, Edinburgh, Scotland

While on vacation in Edinburgh I wanted to check out a restaurant focused on wine, so I booked a table at Divino Enoteca.

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Fhior, Scotland

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The Witchery, Edinburgh

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Trivet, London, UK


Vinous Favorites

2020 Fontanavecchia Falanghina del Sannio

2020 Fontanavecchia Falanghina del Sannio, 90 points

The 2020 Falanghina del Sannio aims to please with ripe apples, pears and sweet white smoke. It’s silky in feel mixing ripe orchard fruits with saline-minerality and a buzz of lime-infused acidity. This remains wonderfully energetic throughout and finishes crisp with a twang of sour citrus. (EG)

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Cellar Favorites

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2001 Armando Parusso Barolo Bussia

I pulled the 2001 Barolo Bussia from the cellar while thinking back to a dinner with Marco Parusso at one of New York City’s long-lost, great establishments, La Pizza Fresca, back when I worked for a major retailer. That was the first time I was fully introduced to the Parusso style, and the first time I had the opportunity to taste the 2001 among a larger lineup of wines that were there for sale.

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