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The Guinaudeau family, owners of Lafleur, unveiled “Acte” almost a decade ago. Following a complete vertical in London, their right-hand man Omri Ram explains the concept behind Acte and why they feel it deserves a new name.

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Paul Hobbs’ Cabernet Beckstoffer To Kalon: 1999-2016

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Soave and the Still White Wines of Veneto

Bordeaux 2015 full bottle lineup

Finally: Bordeaux 2015 In Bottle

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Rheinhessen 2017: Perseverance Rewarded

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Burgundy Odds & Ends

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Mád Idea: Royal Tokaji 1990-2013

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Kapcsándy Roberta’s Reserve and Grand Vin

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Compare & Contrast - DRC & Leroy

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Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Montrachet 1978-2015

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No Oxymoron: Affordable Burgundy


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Au Trou Gascon, Paris, France

Still one of the best bistros in all of Paris, this temple to the hearty flavors and rich textures of southwestern France also boasts an outstanding wine and spirits list, making it a must-stop for all serious foodies.

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Food by John Lawson, Leigh-on-Sea, UK

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Il Silene, Pescina, Italy

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Le Chalut, Saint-Malo, France

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Noizé, London, United Kingdom


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2018 Castello di Ama Purple Rose , 90 points

Ama’s 2018 Purple Rose is a saignée of Sangiovese fermented partly in a combination of steel and oak (30%). Rich and textured, with lovely depth, the 2018 is silky, perfumed and light on its feet. It has more than enough complexity and depth to drink well with a wide range of foods. (AG)

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1959 Domaine Duroché Gevrey-Chambertin Lavaut Saint-Jacques 1er Cru

During last November’s visit, following a tasting of his 2017s, Duroché said that he had something else he wished me taste, and did I have time? Well, the answer to that question is always affirmative.

2009 Felton Road Cornish Point Pinot Noir

1979 Domaine Georges Roumier Clos Vougeot Grand Cru


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