The Healing Power of Clos des Quarts

The Healing Power of Clos des Quarts

My wife and I really miss our friends in the restaurant industry, but are making the best of it by cooking up a storm at home. Last night I opened some tiny briny oysters from New Brunswick, sauteed a filet of black sea bass from Montauk and boiled the first spring asparagus. Nice dinner. Had a bottle of 2017 Chateau des Quarts Pouilly-Fuisse "Clos des Quarts" monopole.
John Truax
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I Fabbri's Chianti Classico + Emrich-Schönleber's "Mineral" = Dinner, Perfected

I Fabbri's Chianti Classico + Emrich-Schönleber's "Mineral" = Dinner, Perfected

A traditional Chianti Classico and a bright, mineral Riesling--these are the wines that turn simple dishes into spectacular meals. 

Maggie Scudder
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2017 Chablis from Kermit Lynch favorite

2017 Chablis from Kermit Lynch favorite

Lavantureux is one of the unsung heroes of Kermit Lynch's book.
Joshua Cohen
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Domaine de Haut Bourg Muscadet: Aged to Perfection

Domaine de Haut Bourg Muscadet: Aged to Perfection

Sure, Muscadet is one of the wine world’s best secret weapons, but can it age?
JR Thomason
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Bourgogne Rouge with the Soul of Volnay, from Bitouzet-Prieur

Bourgogne Rouge with the Soul of Volnay, from Bitouzet-Prieur

The red wine also sounds too good to be true. The price is almost absurdly reasonable in today's market. And do the fruit and terroir ever sing! 
Joshua Cohen
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Single Vineyard Grenache: Inspired by Rayas, California Grown

Single Vineyard Grenache: Inspired by Rayas, California Grown

The high desert of Santa Barbara has a stark beauty that inspires. Having fallen hard for Grenache, New Zealand native Angela Osborne entered this dry, weathered landscape on a quest to make wines of great elegance and depth.
Clara Dalzell
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You Want this Wine: Vincent Paris's Granit 30 Cornas

You Want this Wine: Vincent Paris's Granit 30 Cornas

Cornas is a tiny world, and if you take the plunge into Northern Rhône geekdom – we highly recommend it!
Jeff Patten
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Château Yvonne--It's that good!

Château Yvonne--It's that good!

Despite the fact that it makes some of the greatest wines in all of the Loire, Château Yvonne remains a cult name.
JR Thomason
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Volcanic Inheritance: Etna Bianco & Rosso from Girolamo Russo

Volcanic Inheritance: Etna Bianco & Rosso from Girolamo Russo

This high altitude, combined with mineral-rich volcanic soils provide an exceptional environment for growing grapes.
Valerie Pimpinelli
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Humble Bourgogne Blanc + 70 Year Old Meursault Vines!

Humble Bourgogne Blanc + 70 Year Old Meursault Vines!

Let’s say you need a white Burgundy that is totally delicious, with clean and precise fruit and strong minerality. One that is still fresh and energetic yet with just enough cellaring to get beyond its awkward oaky/reductive stage. Something that tastes like Meursault would be nice. And how about under $30?
Joshua Cohen
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Division's Effortlessly Cool (and Cool Climate) Pinot Noir

Division's Effortlessly Cool (and Cool Climate) Pinot Noir

The taut hum of acidity is harmoniously enshrined in cool red fruit, floating in a pool of minerality, the structure so seamless, so effortless. It makes you ask: Why isn't it always this good?
Clara Dalzell
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Find Paradise with Assyrtiko from Koutsoyannopoulos

Find Paradise with Assyrtiko from Koutsoyannopoulos

Santorini is a Grecian paradise, a speck of isolated land in the Aegean sea with sun-drenched shores, ancient ruins and a small, but flourishing wine industry. The indigenous Assyrtiko grape is the island's crown jewel, and few producers know it as well as Koutsoyannopoulos.
Clara Dalzell
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