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Coming Up in Issue 231

See what's in store in our next blockbuster of an issue....

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Announcing Our New Reviewer & Review Changes

Meet the new member of our Wine Advocate team....

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Red, White & Rosé: 10 Wines to Drink for July 4th

From bubbles to Rosé and Pinot Noir, these 10 wines are all rated 90+ and under $50, perfect for your Independence Day fête....

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Bordeaux 2016—The Lucky Few

Bordeaux 2016 is entering its final stretch. Around two-thirds of the major Châteaux have now released their wines, including all of the First Growths by Latour. It has been a campaign of mixed fortunes. Ahead of the campaign, merchants expressed two key concerns: First—and not unusually—was trepidation about price rises, particularly among U.K. buyers who are purchasing with a weaker sterling. Second, following the frosts that hit Bordeaux at the end of April, was concern about the availability of stock....

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4 Wines from Valdarno di Sopra to Drink Now

Noting that there are more, but not by much, Monica Larner highlights four producers in her final installment of her Chianti report. These four top-rated wines from the Valdarno di Sopra region are not to be missed....

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How Was It For You? 2016 Primeur, Part Two

Continuing on from yesterday, I examined the release prices of 2016s, took a peek at prices of recent vintages and came up with a list of wines that I would buy. (I also included an alternative vintage, if I sought a mature bottle ready to pop.) Readers should note that the real bargains are probably at the Cru Bourgeois level or satellite Right Bank appellations. The problem is that many are not actually sold en primeur or they are sold...

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How Was It For You? 2016 Primeur, Part One

The first part of this piece reflects upon the campaign itself and in the second part I re-examine my notes, select those I would consider buying and the reasons why....

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Wine Experts Reveal Their Ideal Father's Day Gifts

It's as if Mother's Day was yesterday, and now Father's Day draws near—the time is now to act on gift getting....

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Top 3 Musignys, According to Neal Martin

Readers beware: Due to its low production, a bottle can put a large dent in your wallet. Should the opportunity arise, check out Martin's favorites....

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8 Exceptional Amarones to Add to Your Wine Collection

One wine that shines particularly bright in the Veneto is the mighty Amarone where, “it is king,” made from only the best varietals in the region....

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