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2+2=5: Bordeaux 2021 In Bottle

Bordeaux winemakers endured a tumultuous season in 2021. It is easy to say that the wines are inferior as a result. But years of experience have taught me that is not necessarily true. Wine can defy logic, as if two plus two equals five. Keep an open mind, and you’ll find pleasant surprises.

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Nature Rules/Nature’s Rules: DRC 2021 In Bottle

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Argentina: Where Extremes Offer Up Unexpected Surprises

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2022 Burgenland and Austria’s East – A Heaven for Unsung but Compelling Reds

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Come On Aline: Château Coutet 1943-2017

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2024 Tuscany Preview

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The Whites of Rueda Get Serious

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Alto Piemonte: Small Is Beautiful

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Survive Us All: Latour 1858-2018

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2022 Wachau and Lower Austria: An Overshadowed Vintage Worth Exploring

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2013 Brunello di Montalcino: The Throwback Vintage

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Angler, San Francisco, CA

Angler is one of my favorite restaurants in San Francisco. Like many routines, what were once regular visits were disrupted by COVID-19. This was my first time back in several years. Perhaps for that reason, I especially enjoyed this dinner.

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Zoldering, Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Manteca, London, UK

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Where Do I Eat In Burgundy?

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Dorian, London, UK

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2022 Le Piane Nebbiolo

2022 Le Piane Nebbiolo, 93 points

Le Piane’s 2022 Nebbiolo is a rich, heady wine, but it has found a way to maintain freshness and verve. It’s a big wine for sure, yet all the elements are so well balanced. Sweet red/purplish fruit, orange peel, mint and crushed flowers linger on the deep, satisfying finish. (AG)


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Château Latour: 2024 New Releases

For more than a decade now, Château Latour has released their wines in bottle only after several years, when the team feels they are ready to start drinking. This year’s releases provide an opportunity to revisit wines from three very different vintages, each with something to offer. I tasted the wines with Technical Director Hélène Genin during a visit to the château in December 2023.

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2020 Domaine Bernard-Bonin Meursault La Rencontre

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