The Complete Guide to Saint-Joseph

The Complete Guide to Saint-Joseph

Even putting aside those special wines, St. Joseph is able to offer something unique: a Northern Rhone Syrah that typically offers more drinkability, more vibrancy and more liveliness than its famous cousins.
Jeff Patten
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Amorotti for All Seasons

Amorotti for All Seasons

In this tiny corner of Italy, Abbruzzo, there is an important artisanal movement bringing both grapes to previously unimaginable heights. 

Amorotti is very much at the forefront of this movement.

Jeff Patten
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2017 Burgundy Vintage: A Follow-Up

2017 Burgundy Vintage: A Follow-Up

Jeff did this great, early review of the vintage, which now seems prescient. Today and tomorrow only, the New York store is having an online sale on 2017 Burgundies, here.

Jeff Patten
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A Natural Expression of Chablis

A Natural Expression of Chablis

It’s really good! Open it and right away it’s absolutely and obviously delicious, with lots of fruit (even a vague hint of something verging on tropical), a touch of florality, crystal clear Chablis minerality, and bright acidity. All the elements of spot-on Chablis.

Joshua Cohen
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Grower Champagnes featured by Lettie Teague in the Wall Street Journal

Lettie Teague gave us a nice shout-out in the Journal about what may be our No.1 passion: Grower Champagnes. And we have all her picks for you here!
Joshua Cohen
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We've made a Valentine's Day Wine Gift Guide

We've made a Valentine's Day Wine Gift Guide

No matter how you're spending Valentine's Day--with a date, with your spouse or roommates, with friends, or solo--there are fun and incredible recommendations for all. 
Maggie Scudder
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On the Shelf: Chateau de Chaintres's Stunning Bistro Wine!

On the Shelf: Chateau de Chaintres's Stunning Bistro Wine!

What we really need these days is a glass of something that will be delicious with a meal and that will be just as delicious if we decide to have a second glass after dinner and maybe even a third glass after that. 

Maggie Scudder
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Top Five Wine Trends of 2020

Top Five Wine Trends of 2020

We're breaking down the top five wine trends of 2020. From the coasts of Sicily and Greece to a top Burgundy vintage, from the west coast to the stellar Brunello 2016s--here's what we learned and what to look out for.
Jeff Patten
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Barolo Buying Guide

Barolo Buying Guide

After our tour of all the Barolo villages, it's time to get down to the business of buying the best Barolo. We've compiled a few lists, here, with all the producers you need to know to get your cellar stocked.
Jeff Patten
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Barolo Breakdown, Part 7: The Other Barolo Villages

Barolo Breakdown, Part 7: The Other Barolo Villages

One of these villages has one of the hottest, most sought after producers of today, Burlotto. Another has a very exciting producer making some very special wines, Elvio Cogno. And there are definitely other secrets to unearth, so read on!

 

Jeff Patten
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The Barolo Breakdown, Part 6: Serralunga d’Alba

The Barolo Breakdown, Part 6: Serralunga d’Alba

Serralunga is the only village that is more Barolo than Barolo itself. 

Barolo, the DOC, may get its name from Barolo, the village, but the essence of Barolo – its power, its structure, its nuance, its cherry fruit, its aromas – is found more in Serralunga than anywhere else. 

Jeff Patten
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Flatiron's Guide to Barolo

Flatiron's Guide to Barolo

We’re going to take you through the story of why Barolo is so special, and how and why it is that the world finally figured that out.

Then we’re going to treat it just like Burgundy by touring all of Barolo’s villages, highlighting what is special about each of them.

We’ll talk about all the important Crus and producers, and of courses there will be plenty of specific buying recommendations along the way. 

Jeff Patten
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