June 1, 2023 - Antonio Galloni
It’s an exciting time to explore the small appellations that make up Northern Italy’s Alto Piemonte, Carema and Valtellina districts. There was a period, not too long ago, when many wines in these regions were either lackluster or muddled by overly pushed winemaking that obscured terroir. Outstanding wines were very much the exception rather than the rule. That has changed dramatically in recent years through a combination of dynamic young estates that have brought tremendous energy to the mix and older, more established names also raising the bar. Quite simply, I have never tasted more riveting, breathtaking wines from these appellations than I have over the last six months or so.
May 30, 2023 - Neal Martin
To celebrate 150 years of ownership, last May the Ponsot family hosted an extraordinary double vertical of their Clos de la Roche and white Monts Luisants back to the 1930s. This in-depth report examines the roles various family members have played in creating Burgundy as we know it today and reveals some ethereal wines.
May 31, 2023 - Joaquín Hidalgo
The 2023 harvest in Chile had two very different sides, depending on location. For most, it was a hot, dry year marred by forest fires in the south, from Maule to BioBio. Producers will remember 2023 as a vintage where the greatest conundrum was deciding the right time to pick.
May 25, 2023 - Vinous
Rosé has never been as exciting as it is today. This year's Rosé coverage takes an in-depth look at the wines of Italy, France, Spain, the United States and Austria. Recent tastings unveil a stunning array of regional styles and flavors. Watch this space as we add more selections from our team of editors in the coming weeks.
May 23, 2023 - Antonio Galloni
Champagne is one of the most dynamic regions in the world. Change and innovation continue at an increasingly fast pace. Many of the most coveted wines now command Burgundy-like premiums, a relatively recent phenomenon here. There’s a lot more going on beyond the obvious, though, and plenty to explore.
May 18, 2023 - Eric Guido
There’s real momentum and energy that can be felt in Paso Robles. Even through the struggles of drought, heat and smoke, the best producers have found a way to prevail. Paso is a region geared to surpass consumer expectations, with a broad range of varieties, world-class wines and a welcoming atmosphere for tourists and wine lovers alike.
May 16, 2023 - Neal Martin
This year’s en primeur report examines the anatomy of 2022 in Bordeaux, highlighting the vintage’s strengths and the potential future legends, yet not ignoring the caveats. This is a complex and intellectually-rewarding vintage that could rewrite the rules of the growing season and what wines to expect.
June 2, 2023 - Antonio Galloni
Readers visiting Vicenza will want to check out Al Fiume. For its food, ambiance and warmth of hospitality, Al Fiume gets very high marks from our family.
May 26, 2023 - Neal Martin
When I was invited to join a Tuscan-themed dinner in the private room at 67 Pall Mall, I eagerly accepted. I wanted to reacquaint myself with Tuscan wines and placate my palate, which was protesting that it wanted to taste anything other than Cabernet or Pinot Noir. The bottles were deeply impressive and showcased Tuscany at its best.
May 19, 2023 - Neal Martin
Updown Farmhouse is in the opening pages of what will hopefully be a long and prosperous life.
92 points ($25)
The 2022 Rosato di Ampeleia is a spice box full of incense, dried citrus peels, blood orange cinnamon and baked apple. It's soft yet delivers a zesty burst of sour berries and tropical melon. A liquid, floral staining lingers, yet the energy remains high. (EG)
90 points ($23)
This 2022 Rosé from Provence mixes spicy citrus and ginger notes with sweet florals and spice. It's vividly fruit focused, pleasantly ripe in style and creamy. A vibrant core of acidity and salty minerals add balance. (EG)
90 points ($20)
The 2022 Sauvignon Blanc Single Vineyard displays jalapeño, capsicum, pineapple candy and passionfruit aromas. The dense soils of the Auntsfield estate give the wine notable weight and texture. It is dry, clean and purposeful, with a lingering finish. Enjoy when young for its vigor. (RG)
May 30, 2023 - Antonio Galloni
Sometime in the fall of 2016, I started hearing the buzz about Thibaud Clerget taking over his family’s domaine, thanks in large part to Damien Ravion, who worked at the time at Bistro de l’Hotel before leaving to start L’Expression, his restaurant in Beaune. A few days later, there I was, in the cellar with Clerget tasting the 2015s from barrel. The quality of the wines was immediately apparent, as was Clerget’s potential.
May 22, 2023 - Antonio Galloni
The 2002 Brut Coeur de Cuvée is a totally hedonistic Champagne.
May 15, 2023 - Neal Martin
The Coronation of King Charles III inevitably was the perfect excuse for many English sparkling wine producers to mark the occasion with limited edition cuvées, likewise, Port Houses that have deep English roots. One that I recently tasted was from Taylor’s Fladgate, who raided some of their oldest reserves to blend a limited run of 1,500 bottles of what they have called their Very Very Old Tawny Port.