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Vinous Table: Mammà, Capri, Italy

Italy: Center & South, Vinous Table

Ian D'Agata, Aug 2018

Mammà offers striking views and terrific food and wine in one of the world’s most singularly beautiful places, the island of Capri. Professional service and a talented chef take care of the rest.

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Vinous Table: Ristorante Museo Caruso, Sorrento, Italy

Italy, Vinous Table

Ian D'Agata, Jul 2018

Caruso is one of the most unique restaurants you’ll ever dine in, perhaps because it effectively doubles as a museum dedicated to the great Neapolitan tenor. Though the interior décor might lead you think otherwise, the food and the wine list here are remarkably good.

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Vinous Table: Taverna del Capitano, Nerano, Italy

Italy, Vinous Table

Ian D'Agata, Jul 2018

Taverna del Capitano is one of Italy’s best restaurants. Located right in front of the mesmerizingly blue waters of the Amalfi Coast, Taverna del Capitano is also one of the most beautiful too.

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Vinous Table: Osteria dell’Ingegno, Rome, Italy

Vinous Table

Ian D'Agata, Jul 2018

Osteria dell’Ingegno is a typical Roman neighborhood eatery that locals flock to. Most often, there is nary a tourist in sight. Ingegno is a haven of solidly cooked food, and offers a very good selection of intelligently chosen wines.

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Vinous Table: Shang Palace, Hong Kong, China

China, Vinous Table

Ian D'Agata, Jun 2018

A lovely place for lunch I will be happy to go back to again, Shang Palace is an award-winning Hong Kong restaurant that offers a very good dim sum. The wine list is good and varied but, could use more focus.

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Mountain Magic: The Wines of Valle d’Aosta

featured, Italy: North

Ian D'Agata, Jun 2018

The calling cards of Valle d’Aosta wines are freshness and purity. Unfortunately, production for most of the better wines is tiny. Unmistakable mountain quality makes these among my favorite Italian wines.

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Exploring Italy’s 2017 Rosatos

featured, Italy

Ian D'Agata, Jun 2018

Italy offers an amazing range of rosé wines, the permutations of which are like those of no other country in the world. The relentlessly hot growing season of 2017 posed challenges for winemakers and winery owners. Even so, readers will find plenty to choose from.

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Vinous Table: Il Cascinale Nuovo, Isola d'Asti, Italy

Italy: Piedmont, Piedmont, Italy

Ian D'Agata, May 2018

One of Piedmont’s historic dining spots, Il Cascinale Nuovo celebrates its fiftieth birthday this year. My latest visit shows this historic spot to be none the worse for wear.

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Alsace Continued: A New Generation Arises

featured, France: Alsace

Ian D'Agata, May 2018

In Alsace, a new generation of young winemakers is starting to take over the roles of their parents at a number of family domaines. The result is a bevy of fresh, exciting wines that are well worth exploring.

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Friuli Venezia Giulia: A Wine Smorgasbord

featured, Italy: North

Ian D'Agata, May 2018

No other region in Italy offers as large a selection of outstanding white wines from so many different grape varieties as Friuli Venezia Giulia does, while the region’s native red grapes yield wines that are equally distinctive.