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Vinous Table: Yakiniku Futago, Tokyo, Japan

Vinous Table, Japan

Neal Martin, March 2019

This was a fabulous yakiniku set meal that delivered everything you could wish for: mouthwatering meat from the finest wagyu, stunning presentation and a bit of theatre.

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Faiveley’s Corton Clos des Cortons Faiveley: 1986-2015

France: Burgundy, featured

Stephen Tanzer, March 2019

The new generation at Faiveley has taken some of the tannic edges off the estate’s outsized Clos des Cortons, making this powerfully built, long-lived Burgundy more palatable in its youth. This vertical back to 1986 provided a unique opportunity to follow the arc of Faiveley’s flagship wine over four decades.

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German Riesling 2017: No Pfalz Sense of Security

Germany, featured

David Schildknecht, Mar 2019

Following a growing season that their 20th-century predecessors would have considered an impossible dream come true, Pfalz vintners took nothing for granted – and were handsomely rewarded.

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This Is Not Morey-Saint-Denis

France: Burgundy, featured

Neal Martin, March 2019

Morey-Saint-Denis does not get its fair share of coverage vis-à-vis other Burgundy appellations, so when three Morey-based producers showcased their wines in London, I looked forward to redressing the imbalance. That was the plan. It didn’t quite work out that way...

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Cellar Favorite: 1990 Domaine Philippe Foreau (Clos Naudin) Vouvray Moelleux Goutte d'Or (March 2019)

cellar favorite, Cellar Favorites, France: Loire

Neal Martin,

One of the most revered producers in Vouvray is Domaine du Clos Naudin, founded by Armand Foreau in 1910 and run by his grandson Philippe since 1983.

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La Piola, Alba, Italy

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Ian D'Agata, March 2019

Located in the pretty, lively town of Alba, La Piola is more than your average Piedmontese trattoria. Impeccably prepared dishes offer something for every palate.

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A Test Of Greatness: 2009 Bordeaux Ten Years On

France: Bordeaux, featured

Neal Martin, March 2019

The Bordeaux 2009s were hailed upon release during a unique primeur campaign, though the crucial test would come when the wines reached 10 years of age. Now it’s time to put them to that test. Two tastings, one sighted and one blind, confirmed magnificent highs...yet no vintage should be beyond criticism.

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Cave Spring Cellars Riesling CSV Vineyard 1999-2016

Canada, featured

Ian D'Agata, March 2019

Cave Spring Cellars was among the first estates in Canada to believe in the future of vinifera varieties in a country deemed too cold for them to survive. The estate makes a plethora of outstanding wines, none better than their world-class CSV Riesling.

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Cellar Favorite: 1982 Kistler California Cabernet Sauvignon Veeder Hills Vineyard

United States: California, cellar favorite, Cellar Favorites

Antonio Galloni, March 2019

I was absolutely floored by Steve Kistler’s 1982 Cabernet Sauvignon Veeder Hills Vineyard, a wine I had never come across before.

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Maialino, New York

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Antonio Galloni, Mar 2019

Our Vinous Table column often highlights extraordinary meals and fabulous wines our critics have the privilege of enjoying all over the world. This week I want to spend some time on a slightly different topic – the pricing of wine in restaurants.