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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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Reviewers’ Favorites 2021: Joe Czerwinski

It was difficult to narrow down my list of favorites to just five wines, and while I’ve taken availability into account when choosing them, don’t be discouraged if you can’t...

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Reviewers’ Favorites 2021: Luis Gutiérrez

These are not necessarily my highest-scoring wines, but some are! I’ve also included an element of discovery, excitement and novelty in my selection here, with wines from Chile, Argentina, Spain...

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Reviewers’ Favorites 2021: William Kelley

Many hardworking, talented farmers and winemakers in Burgundy and Champagne fly under the radar precisely because they can’t boast a famous name. William Kelly’s selection of “favorites” for the year...

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Reviewers' Favorites 2021: Mark Squires

Mark Squires covers mostly wines in the emerging regions, so his “favorites” selections may be new to you—new grapes, new values, new wines to love. As we near the festive...

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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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Wine’s Naturalistic Fallacy: Thoughts on Style and Site Expression

The aspiration to “add nothing and take nothing away,” is far from new. But does the pursuit of purity and “transparency” end in authenticity or merely in homogeneous neutrality?...

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2021 Year of the Ox: Wines for Chinese New Year

I’ve selected a range of international wines and some Chinese suggestions to match with classic Chinese New Year dishes in 2021, the Year of the Ox....

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Discovering Burgundy Wines on a Budget

Given the escalating prices of Burgundy’s grandest grands crus, the rewards of looking further afield have never been greater....

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