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Castell'In Villa 2010 Chianti Classico Riserva (Wine Review)

This Riserva hits all the right notes, the dark and juicy fruit flavors tingling with dried herbs and subtle spices. The wine’s fine-grained tannins lend it a filigreed appeal, even as those flavors flesh out with notes of dried currant and tomato skin and a firm crushed-granite minerality....Read Full Story

Indian Accent (Restaurant/Bar/Retail Reviews)

At Indian Accent, from New Dehli star-chef Manish Mehtrotra, the excitement isn’t only the innovative food: It’s also Daniel Beedle’s wine list. Beedle emphasizes aroma and texture above all, key characteristics with Mehtrotra’s complex dishes. Riesling leads the way, from Germany and Austria...Read Full Story

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

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