Best of 2017: Monica Larner

Our Italian reviewer gives her top picks of the year....

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Piazza Duomo (Ceretto Winery Lunch) – Alba, Piedmont

Turns out 2017 was a great year for both wine and truffles....

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Perfect Wine Pairings for Sicily’s Regional Cuisines

Wine Advocate reviewer Monica Larner offers up her favorite pairing suggestions for Sicilian kitchen classics....

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6 Top-Rated Italian Wines Under $25

Value wines in more ways than one....

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5 Refreshing White Wines from Cool-Climate Alto Adige

Let’s raise a glass to 2016 with these crisp and refreshing whites, all $20 or less....

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Masseria Barbera – Minervino Murge (Bari), Puglia

Monica Larner recalls a spectacular lunch she had a year ago in Puglia....

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Italy: Alto Adige

Vintners in Alto Adige are singing a chorus of praise for the 2016 vintage. “We are coming out of a spectacular year,” says Maria Luisa Manna of the Franz Haas...

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Italy, Piedmont: Barolo, Barbaresco and More

It is an ideal time to visit Piedmont. As I have reported in previous years, an interest in local wines has sparked an impressive rise in tourism, with scores of...

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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...

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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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