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Accornero Bricco del Bosco Vigne Vecchie 2006-2015

Italy: Piedmont, featured

Ian D'Agata, Nov 2019

Accornero’s Grignolino del Monferrato Casalese Bricco del Bosco Vigne Vecchie is arguably Italy’s best Grignolino, one that proves just how remarkably ageworthy the wines made with this highly underrated grape can be.

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Vinous Table: L’Express, Montréal, Canada

Canada, Vinous Table

Ian D'Agata, Oct 2019

A much-loved Montréal classic, L’Express is one of the most authentic and best French food bistros you are ever likely to find outside of France. It boasts a lively, jovial atmosphere and a wine list with over 11,000 bottles, many of them available at very fair prices.

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Vinous Table: Terrazza Bosquet, Sorrento, Italy

Italy: Center & South, Vinous Table

Ian D'Agata, Oct 2019

Terrazza Bosquet is perhaps Sorrento’s most “in” restaurant at the moment. It boasts an amazing view in a gorgeous hotel that has been the haunt of many a famous name. An intimate menu and an excellent wine list make for a dining destination that tries hard to avoid falling into the tourist-trap cooking of similarly storied seaside hotels.

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Vinous Table: Osteria Veglio, La Morra, Italy

Italy: Center & South, Vinous Table

Ian D'Agata, Sep 2019

Over the last few years Osteria Veglio has upped their game, and is once again one of best and most reasonably-priced restaurants in the Langhe. Authentic traditional Piedmontese food, an improving wine list and a beautiful setting make for a terrific dining experience.

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Abruzzo and Molise: Another Brick in the Wall

featured, Italy: Center & South

Ian D'Agata, Sep 2019

Estates in Abruzzo and Molise continue to slowly claw their way to the top, although a big gap still exists between the region’s best wineries and all the others. That said, the better 2018 whites and 2017 reds show that Abruzzo and Molise are (mostly) on the right track.

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Vinous Table: Trattoria di Campagna, Valle d’Aosta, Italy

Vinous Table, Italy

Ian D'Agata, Aug 2019

Trattoria di Campagna is a simple country restaurant in beautiful Valle d’Aosta that offers first-rate cooking based on local ingredients. An excellent wine list and friendly service add to its charms and explain why local wine producers and food lovers alike flock to its tables.

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Vinous Table: Piazzetta Milù, Naples, Italy

Italy: Center & South, Vinous Table

Ian D'Agata, Aug 2019

Piazzetta Milù has the potential to become one the top dining destinations not just in Campania, but in all of Italy. The food, wines and sleek décor are already top-notch, so this dining establishment run by a young, passionate team is well worth keeping a close eye on.

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Sicily: Where Great Wines and Lava Flow

featured, Italy: Center & South

Ian D'Agata, Aug 2019

Never before has the island of Sicily produced so many world-class wines. The most recent vintages in the market, 2017 and 2016, yielded a bevy of superb whites and reds.

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Vinous Table: Miani dinner at Enoteca Turi, London, UK

Vinous Table, United Kingdom

Ian D'Agata, Jul 2019

A recent thoroughly magical night of a large selection of younger and older Miani wines at London’s fine Enoteca Turi made for some long-lasting wine and dining memories.

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Vinous Table: Au Trou Gascon, Paris, France

France, Vinous Table

Ian D'Agata, Jul 2019

Still one of the best bistros in all of Paris, this temple to the hearty flavors and rich textures of southwestern France also boasts an outstanding wine and spirits list, making it a must-stop for all serious foodies.