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Finger Lakes With a Flourish

United States: New York, featured

Jason Wilson, Dec 2019

It’s time to take America’s premier cool-climate wine region more seriously. The Finger Lakes has been branded an “up-and-coming” wine region for almost two decades. So, at this point, it’s a reasonable question to ask: Have the wines finally arrived? Well, yes and no.

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The Vinous 2019 Holiday Gift Guide

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Antonio Galloni, Dec 2019

The Vinous Holiday Gift Guide is packed with gift ideas for the wine lover in your life. You’ll find a tantalizing selection of the latest books, glassware, openers, maps and more in this curated list of the year’s most tempting gifts.

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Grosjean Petite Arvine: 1997-2016

Italy: North, Verticals & Retrospectives, featured

Ian D'Agata, Dec 2019

Although the birthplace of Petite Arvine is contested between the Switzerland’s Valais and Italy’s Valle d’Aosta, there is no doubt both countries make beautiful wines. The Grosjean family’s Petite Arvine is especially fine, and it ages well, too.

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Cellar Favorite: 1939 & 1950 Cheval Blanc

cellar favorite, Cellar Favorites, France: Bordeaux

Neal Martin, Dec 2019

There is always a frisson of excitement in coming eyeball to eyeball with a prewar bottle of Bordeaux, especially one from a vintage dismissed and written out of history.

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Champagne – 2019 Fall Releases

France: Champagne, featured

Antonio Galloni, Dec 2019

Readers will find a wide range of new releases in the market this fall, everything from tiny-production Champagnes to the latest from the grandes marques. The pace of change in Champagne continues to be incredibly rapid, with new, small domaines popping up left and right while the big brands expand their ranges and increase quality. All of that makes Champagne an incredibly exciting and dynamic region to follow.

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Vinous Table: Da Romano, Burano, Italy

Vinous Table, Italy: North

Ian D'Agata, Dec 2019

Da Romano is not just a restaurant, it’s an institution. Located on the colorful island of Burano, Da Romano offers wonderful Venetian cuisine, a solid wine list and extremely friendly, competent service, all in a historic, evocative setting.

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Vinous Acquires Cellar Watch from Liv-ex

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Vinous, Dec 2019

Wine collectors will be able to manage their cellars using scores and notes from the world’s most renowned wine critics, alongside pricing data from Liv-ex, the global marketplace for the wine trade.

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Cellar Journal: Bordeaux 1920-2015

France: Bordeaux, featured

Neal Martin, Dec 2019

As the year winds down, this article gathers Bordeaux tasting notes from old to young, derided to legendary vintages, and value-for-money wines to ridiculously expensive...with a few surprises along the way.

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New Releases from Washington: A Bonanza for Consumers

United States: Washington, featured

Stephen Tanzer, Dec 2019

A trio of superb vintages and a glut of grapes have combined to give wine lovers the best chance yet to enjoy outstanding values from Washington.

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Cellar Favorite: 2013 Domaine J-F Mugnier Musigny Vieilles Vignes Grand Cru

France: Burgundy, cellar favorite, Cellar Favorites

Neal Martin, Dec 2019

When I visited the domaine in Chambolle-Musigny in November 2019, Mugnier poured me his latest vintage to see the light of day.