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Le Potazzine Brunello di Montalcino 2001 – 2013

Verticals & Retrospectives, Italy: Tuscany, featured

Ian D'Agata, Oct 2018

Despite its short history, Le Potazzine is universally regarded as one of Montalcino’s top dozen or so wineries. The estate is known for remarkably refined Brunellos that speak of vintage, place and grape variety with utmost precision.

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Vinous Table: Langosteria, Milan, Italy

Italy: North, Vinous Table

Ian D'Agata, Oct 2018

Langosteria is one of the hippest restaurants in Milan that harkens back to Paris brasseries, but with a Milanese fashion attitude, very good food and a truly outstanding wine list.

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Malvirà Roero Arneis Vigna Renesio: 2007 – 2015

Verticals & Retrospectives, featured, Italy: Piedmont, Piedmont

Ian D'Agata, Oct 2018

Arneis is an Italian native white grape that can give remarkably charming wines with early appeal and juicy fruitiness. Malvirà’s outstanding Vigna Renesio bottling shows that Arneis can also produce layered, ageworthy wines.

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Vinous Table: The Modern, New York, NY

Vinous Table, United States: New York

Ian D'Agata, Oct 2018

The Modern’s beautiful interior space and garden views are very fitting for a restaurant housed within the Museum of Modern Art. And just as fittingly, it is one of NYC’s best dining spots.

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Vinous Table: Pierre Gagnaire, Paris, France

France, Vinous Table

Ian D'Agata, Sep 2018

Many food experts believe that Pierre Gagnaire is France’s most talented, inventive chef. My last visit at his Paris temple of culinary delights confirmed that the man is still on a mission.

The beautiful patchwork that is abruzzo's countryside

New Releases from Abruzzo and Molise: A Mixed Bag

featured, Italy: Center & South

Ian D'Agata, Sep 2018

Current releases from Abruzzo and Molise are mostly white wines from the very hot, dry, challenging 2017 growing season and fresh reds from the more classic 2016 harvest. Vintage difficulties aside, these regions offer many pleasant surprises, not to mention some stunning bargains.

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Vinous Table: Terrazza Vittoria, Sorrento, Italy

Vinous Table, Italy: Center & South

Ian D'Agata, Sep 2018

The Terrazza Vittoria in Sorrento is the beautiful terrace restaurant of the Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria, which offers a simple but fine lunch menu of classics in breathtakingly beautiful surroundings.

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Vinous Table: T’ang Court, Hong Kong

China, Vinous Table

Ian D'Agata, Sep 2018

One of Hong Kong’s most famous restaurants, the multi-award winning T’ang Court may not be the last word in trendy, but it offers precise cooking and a fine wine list in a classic, refined atmosphere.

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Les Crêtes Fumin: 1994 - 2015

Italy: North, Verticals & Retrospectives, featured

Ian D'Agata, Sep 2018

There is perhaps no single producer in Italy who has done more for their region and its wines than Costantino Charrère of Les Crêtes. Over the years, Charrère has made some of Italy’s best white wines from old, forgotten varieties, but he is also responsible for the best example of the Valle d’Aosta’s distinctive red grape, Fumin, as this recent vertical tasting amply demonstrates.

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Vinous Table: Mammà, Capri, Italy

Vinous Table, Italy: Center & South

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.