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Focus on Gimblett Gravels

Two thousand twelve was a cool, late year in the Gimblett Gravels Winegrowing District, a favored area within the greater Hawkes Bay appellation on New Zealand’s North Island.

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2013 Germany

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Cappellano: The 2010 Barolos

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A Half Century of Clos des Goisses: 1952-2004

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The 2012 Red Burgundies from Bottle

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Rock Creek Seafood & Spirits, Seattle

Rock Creek’s interior is gorgeous, rustic and airy with a glass garage door that slides completely open when the notoriously cranky weather permits. A series of small, closely spaced wooden tables and low lighting emit a relaxed and informal vibe.


Bofinger, Paris

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St. John's, London

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Maialino, New York


Canoe, Toronto

Vinous Favorites

2010 Caves de Donnas Donnas Rosso ($25) 91 points

2010 Caves de Donnas Donnas Rosso, 91 points

The 2010 Donnas Rosso is wonderfully lifted and aromatic in the glass. Sweet tobacco, herbs, dried cherries, game and persistent saline-infused notes are laced together in a distinctive, mid-weight red endowed with gorgeous translucency and pedigree. Drink over the next handful of years.


Cellar Favorites

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Giuseppe Mascarello & Figlio 1989 Barolo Monprivato

Imagine my surprise when I realized I owned a few more bottles of the 1989 Monprivato than I thought as I was rummaging through the cellar looking for something to serve for dinner. The choice was made for us, it seemed.

1989 Trimbach Riesling Clos Ste. Hune Vendages Tardives Hors Choix

1986 Bruno Giacosa Barolo Villero

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