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The Wines of Abruzzo and Molise

Abruzzo and Molise are typically grouped together but in fact have very different histories, topographies and wines. Most consumers have little in-depth knowledge of the wines of these two regions, as not much has been written specifically about them; even experts tend to refer to these wines in generic terms.

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Roederer Cristal Rosé: A Journey Through Time 1976-2007

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Tips for Enjoying Wine at Home

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The Rosé Roundup of 2015 – Parts 1-3

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Champagne 2014: First Impressions


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State Bird Provisions, San Francisco

Since opening on the last day of 2011, State Bird Provisions has been surrounded by relentless buzz. After several failed last minute attempts to make a reservation, I finally bit the bullet and planned two months ahead to secure a table.

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Ristorante Quadri, Venice

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Redd Wood, Yountville

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Husk, Charleston

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Pascucci al Porticciolo, Fiumicino


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2014 Fairview Viognier Paarl ($20) 89 points

2014 Fairview Viognier Paarl, 89 points

This distinctly laid-back, understated Viognier - Fairview has been picking these vines earlier in recent years - eschews exotic peach and apricot ripeness for dusty citrus peel, subtle florality and a hint of oak. Smooth, dry and food-friendly, it finishes with firm shape and good grip. (ST)

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1978 Ridge Petite Sirah York Creek

Ridge’s Petite Sirah York Creek, from a site on Spring Mountain, represents old-school California at its best...

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1989 Tenuta Frassitelli d’Ambra Biancolella dell’Isola d’Ischia


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