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Kabaj 2012 Goriska Brda Merlot (Wine Review)

Jean-Michel Morel's 2012 merlot is rich with ripe plum and black cherry flavors, but the wine never feels fat or jammy, thanks to the meaty tannins and savory notes of fresh-turned earth and roasted mushrooms. A distinct note of iodine lends a sanguine savor and enhances the wine’s Old...Read Full Story

Skerk 2014 Venezia Giulia Ograde (Wine Review)

Sandi Skerk made the most of a cool and rainy vintage, delivering a gorgeous Ograde in 2014. It smells like an early-morning flower market in its scents of orange blossoms, roses and white hydrangeas. A blend of vitovska, malvasia, sauvignon blanc and pinot grigio, the wine unfolds with a range...Read Full Story

Etna’s Magnetic Attraction (News & Features)

Jenni Guizio and George Hock moved to Sicily to open a restaurant for vintner Salvo Foti. Stephanie Johnson gets the low-down on what they found on Mount Etna.Jenni Guizio and George Hock answered yes to that call a few years ago when Salvo Foti, a charismatic...Read Full Story

Gaja and Graci Collaborate on Mt. Etna (News & Features)

Angelo Gaja and Alberto Graci have announced a joint venture to buy 51.9 acres on Sicily’s Mt. Etna.{image_1} Gaja, now 76, has been producing wine in the Langhe region since 1961; he branched out into Tuscany with the purchase of Pieva Santa Restituta in Montalcino (1994) and Ca’Marcanda in Bolgheri (1996)....Read Full Story

Produttori del Barbaresco 2011 Barbaresco Riserva Rabajà (Wine Review)

Produttori's 53 growers own vineyards in nine of the best crus in the village of Barbaresco, and bottle single-cru Riservas in the best vintages, as they did in 2011. The single-cru wines undergo the same treatment in the cellar (fermenting on the skins for one month, followed by three years of...Read Full Story

Gianpaolo Paterlini on Barbaresco (News & Features)

{image_1}“Nebbiolo was my first real love,” he says, calling it “the most amazing grape on the planet.” His appreciation deepened in 2009 during a three-week stage at Bruno Giacosa’s winery in Neive. Paterlini recalls that his time there was all about getting to know the land. “It wasn...Read Full Story

Wineries to Watch 2016 (News & Features)

At W&S, our tastings regularly turn up new talent, and we’re always happy to stumble across a winery whose wines seem just as accomplished as the stalwarts we know and love. Here are a dozen up-and-coming producers that sparked our attention with their recent releases—wineries we...Read Full Story

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