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Everyday Piedmont - Dolcetto, Barbera and Langhe Nebbiolo

Barolo and Barbaresco get the lion’s share of the attention in Piedmont, but the best Dolcettos, Barberas and Nebbiolos reflect the same values that make Piedmont’s top wines so compelling.

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Champagne: The Season’s New Releases


Vinous To Acquire Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

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Gaja: Sorì San Lorenzo 1971-2011

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Vinous Wine Tote by Moreschi

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Le Bernardin, New York

Over the years I have had many fabulous meals at Le Bernardin, but this was the first time I had the good fortune to settle in and enjoy one of the tasting menus at a more leisurely pace than I am used to.


La Ciau del Tornavento, Treiso


White Truffles, Barolo & Barbaresco


Press, St. Helena

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Glen Ellen Star, Glen Ellen

Vinous Favorites

2008 Cocci Grifoni Rosso Piceno Vigna Messieri ($22) 91

2008 Cocci Grifoni Rosso Piceno Vigna Messieri, 91 points

Cocci Grifoni's 2008 Vigna Messieri, a Montepulciano/ Sangiovese blend, hits the palate with a rush of dark red cherries, smoke, spices and dried flowers. Drink this sumptuous, extroverted red over the next 5-7 years.


Cellar Favorites

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Roederer 1979 Cristal

Roederer’s 1979 Cristal is easily one of the greatest Champagnes I have ever had the privilege of tasting and drinking. Several recent bottles have been magnificent.

Domaine G. Roumier 1978 Musigny – Grand Cru

Bartolo Mascarello 1986 & 1989 Barolo (Magnum)

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Naples Winter Wine Festival

January 22 - 25, 2015
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