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Domaine des Hauts de Sanziers Saumur Rouge 2016

Domaine des Hauts de Sanziers Saumur Rouge 2016

Smell is closely associated with memory, something that wine reminds us of at the most unexpected times. Sometimes, when sticking your nose in a glass as a mere formality, a wave of recognition washes over. I once blind-tasted a wine so striking that, although I couldn’t pinpoint the producer, grape, or region, I immediately recollected […]

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Anne Amie Vineyards ‘Prismé’ Pinot Noir Blanc 2014

Anne Amie Vineyards ‘Prismé’ Pinot Noir Blanc 2014

Sometimes I like knowing exactly how my glass of wine will taste. It’s comforting to decide what kind of wine fits my current mood, select a beloved bottle, and relish in its familiar scents and flavors. Perhaps that’s why I never have my favorite wines stocked at home; the second I buy them, I drink […]

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Review: G.B. Burlotto Verduno Pelaverga 2016

Review: G.B. Burlotto Verduno Pelaverga 2016

Under the category “good problems to have” goes the moment of indecision that comes about when there are just too many delicious, well-priced wines available on a wine list. It most recently occurred for me when dining with friends at a brand new Italian joint in Brooklyn. After much discussion and debate (cru Beaujolais and […]

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Review: Trinchero Napa Valley ‘Mario’s Vineyard’ Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Review: Trinchero Napa Valley ‘Mario’s Vineyard’ Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

December is my favorite month of the year (I have the feeling I’m not alone in this). Twinkling lights abound, friends and family come together from far-flung destinations, and there’s an added dose of holiday joy in the air. But there’s the flip side to the season as well: endless shopping lists, last-minute travel, holiday […]

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Review: Arianna Occhipinti ‘SP68’ Rosso 2016

Review: Arianna Occhipinti ‘SP68’ Rosso 2016

With such a wide variety of wines available in wine shops across the U.S., it’s hard to justify ever buying the same wine twice. Thousands of grape varieties are bottled in wines from every corner of the globe, creating neverending exploration possibilities. There are a few bottles, though, that I have a hard time resisting […]

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Review: Pierre Savoye ‘Côte du Py’ Morgon Vieilles Vignes 2014

Review: Pierre Savoye ‘Côte du Py’ Morgon Vieilles Vignes 2014

As Beaujolais Nouveau Day rolled around, I hunted for a bottle of cru Beaujolais, something to compare side-by-side with the fresh 2017 vintage Nouveau announced on every wine shop sandwich board. It wasn’t a difficult pursuit; there were at least 15 cru options available, most from tried-and-true producers that have grown more popular each year.

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