France: Up From the Cellar 28

While I taste and review thousands of young wines throughout the year, it’s older bottles that I most often reach for at home. This installment reflects a year’s domestic drinking....

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France, Northern Rhône: Laissez les Bons Temps Rouler!

My focus in this report is on bottled wines, mostly from the excellent 2018 vintage. Let the good times roll!...

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France, Beaujolais: A Second Installment of 2018 Reviews

This small report includes some tasting notes of recently released wines....

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France, Southern Rhône: Noteworthy New Releases

This short report is highlighted by reviews of two producers from Gigondas: Domaine Saint Damien and Domaine des Bosquets....

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Best of Bordeaux 2019 En Primeurs: The 20 Top-Scoring Wines

Your definitive list of the 20 wines that received the highest scores of all 2019 Bordeaux En Primeur wine reviews and ratings thus far....

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France, Champagne: Cédric Bouchard – Champagne’s Reclusive Revolutionary

Cédric Bouchard works with the lowest yields in Champagne and fashions some of the region’s greatest wines from vineyards that no one had ever heard of....

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France, Bordeaux: The 2017s in Bottle

Out of the gate, many of the 2017s possess bags of perfume, freshness and vivacity. We have not seen this caliber of medium-bodied, bright, cheery, delicately styled Bordeaux wines in...

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Au Fil du Zinc – Chablis

This restaurant in Chablis is a true find....

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France, Languedoc: The Latest and Greatest

Even after various European Union initiatives, the sprawling Languedoc still includes vast areas of vineyard acreage. And while at one time, the purpose of these vineyards was to simply satisfy...

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Drink Some Bubbly in This Fancy Hotel in Champagne

The recently-opened Royal Champagne Hotel & Spa features 49 rooms and suites and a Michelin-starred restaurant....

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