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Port Is For Life: Symington Vintage & Tawny Ports

“Port is for life, not just for Christmas.” True, though I am sure sales figures would confirm that more bottles of port, in all its multifarious forms - Vintage, Ruby, Tawny, Single Quinta, Colheita, White or Crusted - are ceremoniously passed to the left over the festive period than at any other time of the year. So it would be remiss of me not to offer Vinous readers an early Christmas present in the shape of a port-themed article.

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The Wines of Alto Adige

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Champagne – The Season’s New Releases

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New Zealand: Just For Starters

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Vacqueyras 2016 and 2015: Value and Consistency

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Focus on Washington: The New Normal

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Blind Vision: 2015 Burgundy Red & White

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2014 Barolo: Late Releases

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Calvados: The Apple Of A Brandy Drinker’s Eye

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Campania: More Than Just Fiano, Greco and Aglianico

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Enigma Variations: Lafleur 1955-2015


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La Ciau del Tornavento, Treiso, Italy

One of Italy’s best and most beautiful restaurants, La Ciau del Tornavento offers memorable views of the vineyards and one of the country’s “top ten” wine cellars, making it a must-visit, especially in the off-season.

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JY’s, Colmar, France

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Arbor, Hong Kong

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Arpège, Paris, France

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Armando al Pantheon, Rome, Italy


Vinous Favorites

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2016 Bishop’s Peak Pinot Noir - San Luis Obispo County, 91 points

The 2016 Pinot Noir from Bishop’s Peak, Brian Talley’s entry-level range, delivers the goods for a great price. From a superb vintage, it’s balanced and energetic, deftly playing ripeness off of finesse and showing pure red fruit and floral character, seamless texture and spicy persistence. (JR)

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Cellar Favorites

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1945, 1966 & 1982 Gruaud Larose

I recently participated in two tastings connected with one of the most famous dynasties in Bordeaux: the Cordier family. Amongst Cordier’s acquisitions is Gruaud Larose, which came into their hands in 1917 and 1935, since back then, the estate was divided.

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La Festa del Barolo 2019

January 31 - Feb 2, 2019
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