Wine Reviews

The Champagne-house heir and classically trained artist reflects on risk and conviction. The business of making fine wine is inherently risky. There is the unpredictability of weather to consider, of...
Sonoma County’s hyperconscious new restaurant presents a stunning reinvention of the fine-dining experience. It is admittedly obsessive. Chef Kyle Connaughton—who formerly headed the research and...
Sonoma County’s hyperconscious new restaurant presents a stunning reinvention of the fine-dining experience. It is admittedly obsessive. Chef Kyle Connaughton—who formerly headed the research and...
In this era of lively food and wine events packed with activities for wine enthusiasts of every level, Sonoma Valley decided that one important element was missing from the year’s repertory: a grand...
The larger-than-life athlete aims to make a big impact with his latest venture. Yao Ming would rather not talk about himself. But the eight-time NBA all-star, Olympian, and member of Time’s 100 Most...
As the ancient story goes, Lambrusco migrated from the Apennine Mountains to the fields of Emilia-Romagna in Northeast Italy, where it took root primarily in three provinces: Modena, Parma, and...
There was a time when Zinfandel reigned supreme in California. Prized for its capacity to amply produce, the dark-skinned varietal was ubiquitous across the central and northern regions of the Golden...
Of all the dates on the calendar that put our devotion to the test, perhaps none induces more performance anxiety than Valentine’s Day. On this commercially driven observance of romantic love, we are...
On the subject of love, few could expound more eloquently than Publius Ovidius Naso, author of the Metamorphoses and the Amores , who is best known to the English-speaking world simply as Ovid. A...
Over the past 10 years, pét-nats—those sometimes funky cousins of Champagne—have become a phenomenon on the wine scene. Unfiltered and cloudy, uninhibited and unpredictable, and bottled under a crown...
If Cupid were to give a toast to St. Valentine, it would no doubt be made with sparkling wine, that most romantic of libations. Indeed, there are more corks popped on February 14th than at any other...
The best Valentine’s Day experiences, in our opinion, shake things up a little—to surprise, but please, is our ultimate goal. And when it comes to wine, this year we are thinking of sparkling reds...
Perhaps you want to begin 2017 with a taste of the sublime. Or maybe you just want to bring a bottle to the party that somebody else won’t be bringing. We have you covered. These five Champagnes ,...
It’s that time of year: Everyone is pouring Champagne . But great sparkling wines are being made around the world, in places where you’d least expect it, using traditional and renegade methods and...
As consumer-goods marketers the world over are wont to remind us, the holiday season is a time for giving. In the spirit of generosity, we asked five of America’s preeminent cocktail makers to give...
To celebrate its five-year partnership with DesignMiami, Champagne house Perrier-Jouët has unveiled the exclusive, limited-edition Perrier-Jouët Marc Metamorphosis ice bucket . San Francisco–based...
Half a century after its inception, Christie’s wine department is toasting the occasion with Finest Wines and Spirits: The 5 0th Anniversary Sale . Taking place at Rockefeller Plaza in New York City...
On December 10, Dom Pérignon and online auction house Auctionata will offer five Malle Plentitude cases sure to delight Champagne connoisseurs. The minimum starting bid of $38,500 per case includes a...
The year 2016 is not only Robb Report’s 40th anniversary, it also marks the 40th anniversary of Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte. The brand was created in 1976, when New York–based French businessman...
Grand bottles—and a worthy place to store them—are the gifts any wine or spirits connoisseur would be thrilled to unwrap . Whether for tasting or collecting (or even touring), the curated selections...
“We don’t make very many of these,” confided winemaker Peter Gago as a 6-liter bottle of Penfolds Grange , Australia’s most celebrated wine, was poured into glinting decanters before the widening...
Photography by Cordero Studios Styling by Alicia Buszczak ​ Moving beyond the 750 ml bottle, celebrated vintages range from splits to Melchiors. There is an old saying that everything is better in...
Discover small‑production wines that whisper to connoisseurs and collectors. When people think of Sonoma wine, Pinot Noir comes first to mind, but the diversity of terroir makes the region suitable...
Photography by Lew Robertson Styling by Alicia Buszczak Food styling by Karen Gillingham Special thanks to Gearys of Beverly Hills Connoisseurs are relishing sweet wines in a new way by pairing them...
Thanksgiving is a celebration of a bountiful harvest, and food always tastes better with well-paired wines. So I have chosen six of my favorite bottles for your family (and for my own) to enjoy with...
Just in time for the holidays, British designer Timothy Oulton has created a masterpiece for the most epic of merrymaking moments. The Ultimate Bar Cabinet is no ordinary spirit store; wrapped in...
Master sommelier Ian Cauble founded SommSelect to serve collectors who are more interested in laying down wines to drink than saving them for auction. Here, Cauble shares insights on under-explored...
In its November issue , Robb Report published a piece titled “ The Death of Fine Dining ,” claiming that “fine dining…is something no one cares about anymore.” In the same article, chef Eric Ripert...
Northern Italy’s annual White Truffle Festival has been a local treat for the citizens of Alba—and all those who travel to the small town in the region of Piedmont—for years, and to celebrate the...
Ian Fleming’s suave superspy may be a work of fiction, but his personal tastes are very much drawn from the realm of fact. Most recently, he drives an Aston Martin (though Lotus, Sunbeam, and even...

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