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Fausto (Restaurant/Bar/Retail Reviews)

Joe Campanale, the man behind the wine lists at West Village hot spots dell’anima, L’Artusi and Anfora, brings a similar low-key, classy vibe to the revamped Franny’s space. Fausto’s concise menu of pastas and meaty...Read Full Story

Clay (Restaurant/Bar/Retail Reviews)

A team of longtime neighborhood residents is behind this new farm-to-table gem in Harlem. Wine director Gabriela Davogustto has stocked her list of 100 selections with wines from small, organically minded producers across the globe. It’s hard to find a boring choice, or a bottle above $100 for that matter....Read Full Story

Nice Matin (Restaurant/Bar/Retail Reviews)

Nice Matin is a gold mine disguised as a brasserie if well-priced, old-vintage wines are the treasure you seek. The unpretentious dining room sits atop a trove of 10,000 bottles collected by beverage director Aviram Turgeman and overseen by sommelier Meghan McDonnell. You won’t find the 2,500-selection...Read Full Story

Alto Piemonte: A Renaissance in Progress (News & Features)

In the 19th century, vineyards blanketed the high hills of northern Piedmont, their wines more prized than Barolo and Barbaresco to the south.Tighten your focus to a distance of ten miles in any direction to view a series of neighboring townships collectively known as Alto Piemonte (high Piedmont):...Read Full Story

Ribolla, Rebula (News & Features)

{image_6}Ribolla gialla (“yellow ribolla”) is native to the hills around Gorizia, a town in the far northeast of Italy that lies on the border with Slovenia. Ribolla was long considered one of the region’s greatest wines, with records dating back to the 13th century indicating its value...Read Full Story

Movia 2014 Brda Sauvignon (Wine Review)

Ales Kristancic harvests the sauvignon blanc for this wine late to maximize ripeness, and ages the wine on its lees in French oak barriques for 18 months. During that time, it gains a creamy texture that softens its white-peach and juicy citrus flavors. Cooling notes of cucumber and rosemary emerge...Read Full Story

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