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Top 10 Wines from Chianti Classico in Issue 228

In recently perusing our latest Issue 228, I was drawn to Monica Larner's Chianti Classico report. With more than 220 wines, there are plenty of excellent options from which to choose when looking for impressive bottlings....

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Top-Rated 2015s from the Southern Rhône

Here are the top-rated 2015s from my most recent Southern Rhône report in Issue 228, listed by appellation....

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Retsina: Can We Never Mention It Again?

I wrote a version of this diatribe on a tasting note once, but that was too easy to miss and really too long for inclusion in a tasting note. So, this is a reprise of sorts. It was brought to mind when someone (yet again) mentioned to me that they hated Retsina, assuming that I must see a lot of it since I cover Greece. Well, no....

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Top-Rated 2014s from the Southern Rhône

Here are the top-rated 2014s from my most recent Southern Rhône report in Issue 228, listed by appellation....

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Best of 2016: Lisa Perrotti-Brown

What can I say? 2016 was a year of giddying heights and dizzying lows, vinously and personally. The wine world lost some truly beautiful minds. But it appears mother nature chose to remember them with an outstanding vintage in major regions around the world and some glorious wines in the pipeline with which to drink to our gone but not forgotten friends. For me, 2016 will always be a special year....

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Italian Wine in 2016: A Year in Review

It was the hottest day of the year. The air was heavy and humid. The incessant singing of cicadas grew to a dizzying pitch. On July 12, 2016 I was visiting vineyards with a producer near Andria in Puglia when news broke that two commuter trains had collided head-on at high speed on a single track just a few kilometers from where I stood. The result of a signaling error, the Andria-Corato train crash would leave 23 dead and 54...

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Best of 2016: Monica Larner

The past 12 months have offered exceptional tasting surprises in Italian wine. The international marketplace has been replenished with beautiful new releases and impressive vintages representing the best of Italy, from the tip to the toe....

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Best of 2016: Robert M. Parker, Jr.

Join Robert M. Parker, Jr. as he revisits his most outstanding wines, best value wines, greatest wine drinking experiences of the year and more in his Best of 2016 report....

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Top 25 Greatest Wine Drinking Experiences of 2016

Neal Martin takes a thorough look at his top 25 greatest wine drinking experiences of 2016!...

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