Ridge Monte Bello: Past, Present and Future

Since its first commercial release in 1962, Ridge’s Monte Bello has established itself as one of the most pedigreed wines in the United States. For this tasting, Paul Draper, Ridge’s Head Winemaker, presented ten Monte Bellos; the five most recent vintages followed by one wine per decade going back to the 1960s.

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Beringer’s Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon: One of Napa Valley’s First Cult Wines

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New Releases from the Marche: Something for Everyone


Italy: Odds & Ends

Grande roche

Forman: Four Decades of Cabernet Sauvignon 1985-2012

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I Pupi Ristorante, Bagheria, Sicily

Named after the famous Sicilian puppets that recount legendary Medieval tales throughout the island’s many marionette theaters, I Pupi is an oasis of exceptional food and wine.


Jean-Georges, New York

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Maialino, New York


Carbone, New York


Salumeria Roscioli, Rome, Italy

Vinous Favorites

2014 Domaine Pierre Guindon Coteaux d'Ancenis Gamay Rosé ($12) 90 points

2014 Domaine Pierre Guindon Coteaux d'Ancenis Gamay Rosé, 90 points

Bright and spicy, revealing orange zest, strawberry, fresh rose and white pepper. Lithe, juicy and focused, offers nervy red berry, blood orange flavors and a hint of succulent herbs. Good clarity and lift on the persistent, incisive finish, with resonating mineral and floral nuances. (JR)


Cellar Favorites

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2011 Miani Malvasia

What a treat it is to discover Miani’s 2011 Malvasia, one of the rarest wines proprietor Enzo Pontoni has ever made.

2002 Soter Vineyards Pinot Noir Beacon Hill

1975 Travaglini Gattinara

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2010 Brunello di Montalcino

September 29, 2015 - New York
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