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The Best New Cotes du Rhone Releases

IWC, France: Rhône & Beaujolais

Josh Raynolds, Apr 2014

Given the wide range of styles, not to mention varying levels of quality, within the far-reaching and all-encompassing "Cotes-du-Rhone" category, generalizing about the wines would simply be simply impossible--or at the very least, highly misleading

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Vertical Tasting of Chateau Pavie Macquin

IWC, Verticals & Retrospectives, France: Bordeaux

Ian D'Agata, Mar 2014

Château Pavie Macquin is one of the most improved Saint-Emilion wines of the last 20 years

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2012 and 2011 Northern Rhone Wines

IWC, France: Rhône & Beaujolais

Josh Raynolds, Mar 2014

Winegrowers in the northern Rhone Valley have enjoyed a virtually unbroken string of good to legendary vintages (with 2002 being the bad guy) since the early 1990s, a run of luck that is unprecedented in this often-cool continental climate

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The Wines of Southern Italy

IWC, Italy: Center & South

Ian D'Agata, Mar 2014

Southern Italy is an increasingly interesting place for wine lovers to visit, virtually or in person

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Vertical Tasting of Chateau Branaire-Ducru

IWC, Verticals & Retrospectives, France: Bordeaux

Ian D'Agata, Mar 2014

Branaire-Ducru is a storied Bordeaux property whose wines are remarkably consistent and high in quality

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2011 Red Burgundies

IWC, France: Burgundy

Stephen Tanzer, Mar 2014

At its best, 2011 is a vintage of considerable charm for the red wines of the Cote d'Or--and especially those from the Cote de Nuits

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Best New Releases from Argentina

IWC, Argentina

Stephen Tanzer, Mar 2014

Making vintage generalizations for this huge wine-soaked country is a tricky proposition--after all, we're talking about well over a thousand miles from Salta in the north to the main wine-producing areas of Patagonia in Argentina's extreme south

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Focus on Chile

IWC, Chile

Josh Raynolds, Feb 2014

Slowly but surely, Chile has been gaining respect for producing more than just a handful of world-class wines

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2012 and 2011 Chateauneuf du Pape, Gigondas and Vacqueyras

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Josh Raynolds, Jan 2014

Following the universal success of the 2010s in the southern Rhone Valley and the sometimes-as-stellar 2009s, 2011 was predestined to land in their shadows unless the vintage turned out perfectly

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2012 Red Burgundies

IWC, France: Burgundy

Stephen Tanzer, Jan 2014

For a vintage that produced so many utterly compelling red Burgundies, 2012 could easily have been a disaster