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The 20 Breakout Bottles of 2018

As 2018 comes to a close, so too do the year’s sales figures, giving wine buyers—and sellers—an opportunity to reflect on the bottles that broke…


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Winemakers to Watch

On the surface, this year’s class of Winemakers to Watch have little in common. They’re working up and down the West Coast…


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The 25 Essential Wines of 2018

For a generation or more, wines lived in a system guided by numbers—a rigid fortress built out of 100 points. The “how” of these…


Focus On: Mondeuse

I wrote here that I thought (and hoped) that we'd see more of the Savoie this year. True to my words, I can't get enough of Mondeuse, nor Jacquère and Altesse (aka Roussette)...

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Introducing the 2019 Imbibe 75

Show of hands—whose favorite month is January? Yeah, that’s what I thought. After December’s nonstop…


The Wine Stories That Will Shape 2018

When we engaged in this bit of crystal ballgazing a year ago it was already clear wine wasn’t going to offer an escape from the ambient stress of the Trump era; if anything, wine was becoming...


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California Dreamers: Winemaker Jaimee Motley

California's winemaking scene is seeing a renaissance like never before. With the rise in young, experimental producers shaking things...