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La Lumière Noire: 2019 Burgundy Additions

When it comes to Burgundy, the job is never done. So having published some 2,500 reviews in December, this article includes a tranche of notes from additional producers’ 2019s that were subsequently tasted in the UK.

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Choose Wisely: Château Sérilhan 2008–2017

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Sonoma Preview: 2021 Edition

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San Luis Obispo: Excellence Hiding in Plain Sight

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The Power of Three: New Vintage Rosso di Montalcino

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Napa Valley’s Thrilling 2018s & 2019s, Part 1

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New Releases from the Tuscan Coast

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2020: The Year in Review

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California Vineyard Series: Bedrock Vineyard

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La Lumière Noire: 2019 Burgundy - Côte de Nuits


Vinous Table

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New Year Lockdown

Surviving until the end of this wretched year felt like something worth celebrating, so we decided upon a Japanese-themed evening. Given that we were isolating in Guildford rather than Tokyo, we had to make some compromises on the food front.

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A Vinous Thanksgiving

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Grouse Club, UK

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Sunday Night Supper Club

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Crabtowne USA


Vinous Favorites

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2017 Tommasi Valpolicella Classico Superiore Ripasso, 91 points

Deeply alluring with dusty purple-tinged florals, sweet spices and black currants. The 2017 Ripasso is silky with cool-toned textures, further accentuated by vibrant acidity. There’s beautiful symmetry and persistence here, coming across as powerful yet remaining energetic throughout. (EG)

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Cellar Favorites

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1967 Château d’Yquem Sauternes Premier Grand Cru

I have been fortunate to taste the legendary Château d’Yquem a number of times since the early 1980s but hadn’t had the opportunity to actually drink it in many years. That was until a generous friend brought a surprise bottle along to an indulgent Château Petrus vertical this fall.

1961 Taylor’s Very Old Single Harvest Port

2012 Domaine François Raveneau Chablis Blanchot Grand Cru


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La Festa del Piemonte 2021

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