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High Tone Harmony

scott

Savio Soares made a name for himself as a wine director in top New York restaurants, working for chefs like Daniel Boulud and Jean-Georges Vongerichten. In 2002 he moved to Germany with his wife and newborn son, at which point he started importing wine to the U.S. and commuting between continents. Now, after a decade in business, he is one of the most respected purveyors of small-production wine in the States.

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Gamay in Touraine, Naturally

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Touraine Gamay is widely dismissed as light, fruity, or superficial. At best, one might hear them referred to as charming. In a general sense, compared to cru Beaujolais, there is truth to the reputation. But in particular? There are wines of serious swagger being made here—wines well worth my attention and yours.

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All About the House

Kevin Peterson

In Champagne, it's not so much about specific vineyard sites and microclimates as it is about the house of production. Each domaine practices behind its own philosophy, and the non-vintage bottling will express the intentions of the winemaker with consistency. In the case of Egly-Ouriet, the intentions - and most importantly the execution - encompass everything I love about wine.

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On the Ridge

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In 1971 Ridge Vineyards made their tenth vintage of a Cabernet Sauvignon called Monte Bello. Two years later this wine would go on to the famed Judgment of Paris, in which two American wines, the Monte Bello from Ridge and another Cabernet from Stag's Leap Wine Cellars, outscored their Bordeaux competitors in a so-called blind panel of international experts. California, suddenly, was on the wine map.

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