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BEST of the BEST 2014 International White Wines: Fritz Haag 2011 Riesling Auslese Goldkapsel Mosel Brauneberger Juffer

The Haag family, which practices its craft in Germany’s Middle Mosel region, enjoys a reputation for producing white wines of the highest quality with astonishing consistency. Their dependability, however, is explained in part by the fact that they have worked this land for more than four centuries. The Fritz Haag 2011 Riesling Auslese Goldkapsel Mosel […]

Holiday Wishes 2013: Under the Tuscan Sun

After 13 years of collecting wine, Yuri Vanetik has focused his sights on what almost all seasoned wine collectors eventually come to prefer: first-growth Bordeaux and Burgundies. “Once your palate evolves, you just end up in Burgundy,” says the 43-year-old oenophile. That doesn’t mean Vanetik can’t also appreciate fine wines from other regions of the […]

FrontRunners: From the Robb Cellar July 2013

Scottish themes abound in the nomenclature of Torbreck, the celebrated Australian winery founded in 1994 by David Powell, who once plied his hand as a lumberjack in a forest in Scotland of the same name. Having gained valuable experience during his tenure at Rockford Wines in the Barossa Valley, Powell decided to strike out on […]

Moët & Chandon’s Newest Vintages: Long Live the Bubbles

Since 1842, when the 270-year-old house of Moët & Chandon began maintaining records, it has produced only 70 vintage Champagnes, each one representing an exemplary harvest. But the two latest releases—Moët & Chandon Grand Vintage 2004 Brut ($60) and Grand Vintage 2004 Rosé ($68)—may be the most spectacular yet. That is partially because, unlike past […]

A Newer Look for Graham’s Older Tawnies

Life moves slowly along Portugal’s Douro River, but after more than 190 years, it’s time for a change at Symington Family Estates, which is owned and operated by the fifth-generation descendants of the founders. Specifically, it is the Symington’s flagship Graham’s brand and its 20-, 30-, and 40-year-old Tawny ports ($60, $130, and $190, respectively) […]

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