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2020: The Year in Review

General Interest, featured, United States: New York

Antonio Galloni, Dec 2020

My Year in Review article is usually a greatest hits of the past twelve months, a write up of fabulous meals, wines and tastings. Obviously, there was not much of that this year. I almost did not write this article at all, but 2020 has its own vibe and story. Ultimately, I thought that should be documented…

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Vinous Table: Sunday Night Supper Club

Vinous Table, United States: New York

Antonio Galloni, Dec 2020

After tasting hundreds of wines over the week, it was nice to spend some time with a few bottles and my closest inner circle, watch a little NFL football and forget about all the stresses of 2020, even if just for a little while.

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Vinous Table: Via Forno, Scarsdale, New York

Vinous Table, United States: New York

Antonio Galloni, Mar 2020

Via Forno is one of my local pizza joints. Despite the somber outlook, the staff at Via Forno has been upbeat on the few times I have been there recently. I am looking forward to going back when things eventually come back to something resembling normalcy.

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Vinous Table: Piedmont Icons at Legacy Records

Vinous Table, United States: New York

Antonio Galloni, Feb 2020

There are few things I enjoy more than hosting small dinners for Vinous readers. The conversation and company are always just as good as the wine and food, while the intimate format allows for deeper conversations than at larger events. That was certainly the case at this recent dinner we held Legacy Records featuring wines from a handful of benchmark Barolo producers.

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Antonio Galloni's Letter to President Trump on Tariffs

featured, United States: New York

Antonio Galloni, Jan 2020

Readers are by now likely aware that the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) is considering a second round of tariffs on French and EU goods in connection with France's Digital Services Tax and the WTO’s recent ruling on the Airbus/Boeing dispute. If enacted, these tariffs, which could range from 25-100% on all EU wines, will have catastrophic effects on the US wine industry and many thousands of working-class families that depend on the economic viability of EU goods. Read Antonio Galloni’s letter to President Trump outlining the case against imposing a second round of tariffs.

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Finger Lakes With a Flourish

featured, United States: New York

Jason Wilson, Dec 2019

It’s time to take America’s premier cool-climate wine region more seriously. The Finger Lakes has been branded an “up-and-coming” wine region for almost two decades. So, at this point, it’s a reasonable question to ask: Have the wines finally arrived? Well, yes and no.

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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: Marea, New York, NY

Vinous Table, United States: New York

Antonio Galloni, Aug 2018

Organized at the last minute, this intimate dinner with a small group of friends is a fabulous way to spend a summer evening in Manhattan. I always find it relaxing to step into Marea’s elegant dining room, perhaps because my memories of this space go back to the days when it was home to Tony May’s iconic San Domenico. Since 2009, Chef/Owner Michael White has delighted guests with a contemporary fish and seafood-based menu that is just as exciting today as it was when Marea first opened. The pastas in particular showcase White’s cooking and creative flair to a great effect.

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Vinous Table: Le Coq Rico – The Bistro of Beautiful Birds, New York, NY

Vinous Table, United States: New York

Antonio Galloni, Feb 2018

There is something about the simplicity of a perfectly cooked bird that gets me every time. This recent dinner Le Coq Rico was one of the best meals I have had in New York City in a long time. A small group of friends gathered at the bar for front-row seats as we watched the action unfold in the kitchen in real time.

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Vinous Table: Le Bernardin, New York, NY

Vinous Table, United States: New York

Antonio Galloni, Nov 2017

Eric Ripert’s brilliant cuisine and Le Bernardin’s elegant dining room make for a fabulous escape from the hustle and bustle of mid-town Manhattan.