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Spirito di Vino 2022

Hoping to spread a little holiday cheer this season, it is our pleasure to present some of the competing drawings from the 2022 Spirito di Vino cartoon competition....

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Reviewers’ Favorites 2022: Monica Larner

It is no coincidence that all five of my “favorites” this year are white wines. This is my way of signaling how important I believe white wines will be to...

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Reviewers' Favorites 2021: Monica Larner

In the spirit of Italian wine discoveries, it is my pleasure to present five of my favorite bottles tasted this year. These are not necessarily my highest-scoring choices, but they...

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Discover Chianti Classico

This seven-part series seeks to paint a detailed portrait of Tuscany’s Chianti Classico, a dynamic wine appellation that deserves our attention....

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My 2020 Wine Discoveries: Monica Larner – Italy, a Land of Discovery

No matter how well I think I know my adopted home, Italy always serves up a generous portion of discoveries. This year’s list includes 12 wines from Italy....

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Our New Phylloxera: Finding a Silver Lining for Wine During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Not since the 19th century has wine faced such profound and far-reaching challenges. So much about the COVID-19 pandemic feels like a repeat of phylloxera....

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The Decameron: 100 Wines for Quarantine

As Giovanni Boccaccio teaches us in The Decameron, storytelling with a glass of wine, or two, will help us pass the time during this terrible crisis of COVID-2019…...

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In Memoriam: Gianfranco Soldera

The stubborn genius of Brunello dies at 82....

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Thoughts On Covering the Wines of Italy

Monica Larner has some things to say as she approaches her five year anniversary....

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