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  • Wine of the week: Domaine Huet Vouvray Pétillant Brut

    Wine of the week: Domaine Huet Vouvray Pétillant Brut
      Domaine Huet Vouvray Pétillant Brut In the Loire Valley, Chenin Blanc is an incredibly versatile grape, producing dry whites and a whole range of semi-sweet to luscious sweet wines. Producers there also use it to make a sparkling wine. The...
  • Wine of the Week: 2004 Terre de' Trinci Sagrantino di Montefalco 'Ugolino'

    Wine of the Week: 2004 Terre de' Trinci Sagrantino di Montefalco 'Ugolino'
      2004 Terre de' Trinci Sagrantino di Montefalco "Ugolino" Montefalco is a vertiginous hill town in Umbria famous for Sagrantino di Montefalco, a full-bodied red made from the Sagrantino grape. The 2004 Ugolino from Terre de' Trinci is stupendous, a...
  • Market Watch: A bumper crop of matsutakes

    Market Watch: A bumper crop of matsutakes
    Aromatic matsutakes, a seasonal delicacy prized by the Japanese, rank among the elite of true wild mushrooms — along with porcini, morels and chanterelles — but are generally less available and less well known at farmers markets. Part of the...
  • Wine of the Week: 2009 Panizzi Vernaccia di San Gimignano

    Wine of the Week: 2009 Panizzi Vernaccia di San Gimignano
      2009 Panizzi Vernaccia di San Gimignano Tuscany isn't exactly known for its white wines. But San Gimignano, the medieval hilltown bristling with towers, is ground zero for Vernaccia di San Gimignano. The appellation is tiny, just the commune actually,...
  • Wine of the Week: 2008 Centonze Frappato

    Wine of the Week: 2008 Centonze Frappato
      2008 Centonze Frappato Made from 100% Frappato, a grape that is often blended with Nero d'Avola, this light red from Sicily is a delight. Fresh and lively with a lovely floral fragrance, it sees no oak before being bottled. A great warm-weather wine,...
  • Wine of the week: 2009 Château d'Epiré Savennières 'Cuvée Speciale'

    Wine of the week: 2009 Château d'Epiré Savennières 'Cuvée Speciale'
      In the Loire Valley, Chenin Blanc produces some fantastically alluring wines, among them Savennières from a small appellation in the Anjou region. I've always loved Château d'Epiré's crisp, minerally Savennières, but the 2009 "Cuvée Speciale" is...
  • Wine of the Week: 2009 Domaine Sigalas Asirtiko-Athiri

    Wine of the Week: 2009 Domaine Sigalas Asirtiko-Athiri
      Don't just dream about the turquoise waters of the Aegean or the sunset seen from the island of Santorini when you can drink this stunning white wine made there. Vineyards have been established on Santorini for a while — oh, about 3,500 years....
  • Wine of the Week: 2009 Domaine de la Charmoise 'M. de Marionnet' Touraine Sauvignon Blanc

    Wine of the Week: 2009 Domaine de la Charmoise 'M. de Marionnet' Touraine Sauvignon Blanc
      Sauvignon Blanc from the Loire Valley has a special character — minerally, lean, focused. At Domaine de la Charmoise in the Touraine, grapes from 40-year-old vines go into the signature Sauvignon Blanc "M. de Marionnet." I love the notes of...
  • Wine of the Week: 2009 Larochette-Manciat Macon 'Les Morizottes'

    Wine of the Week: 2009 Larochette-Manciat Macon 'Les Morizottes'
      In glorious warm weather like this, if you're going to drink a Chardonnay, make it something crisp and minerally like this fine Macon. The fruit carries hints of celery seed, anise and melon. Lithe and elegant, this Maconnais Chardonnay isn't weighed...
  • Wine of the Week: 2007 Mountford 'Liaison' Pinot Noir

    Wine of the Week: 2007 Mountford 'Liaison' Pinot Noir
      What a lovely expression of Pinot Noir from New Zealand's Mountford estate. Elegant and smooth, this New World Pinot carries the taste of Santa Rosa plums and sweet Asian spices. The scent jumps right out of the glass — sandalwood, and...
  • Wine of the Week: 2009 Francesco Rinaldi Dolcetto d'Alba 'Roussot'

    Wine of the Week: 2009 Francesco Rinaldi Dolcetto d'Alba 'Roussot'
      2009 Francesco Rinaldi Dolcetto d'Alba 'Roussot' Francesco Rinaldi, one of the oldest and most traditional estates in Piedmont, is known for its classic Barolo. Those who prize the elegance and earthiness of Piedmontese reds should search out Rinaldi'...
  • Sparkling rosés, perfect for summer

    Sparkling rosés, perfect for summer
    If you believe as I do that more than any other type of wine, rosé is a mood, then your average sparkling rosé represents a very good mood indeed. Sparkling rosés are part of an ever-growing class of wines in pursuit of a cheery disposition, seizing on...