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Read Now: Flatiron's Guide to Austrian Wine

Read Now: Flatiron's Guide to Austrian Wine

It’s an exciting time to discover the wines of Austria. The dynamic styles produced by the technically proficient graduates of the Klosterneuburg juxtapose the experimental natural winemakers breaking the mold in every region.
Maggie Scudder
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The NY Times' Summer Sparkling Wines: Crémants, Pét-Nats and More

The NY Times' Summer Sparkling Wines: Crémants, Pét-Nats and More

We spotted a recent column in the New York Times from the esteemed Eric Asimov — a column encouraging readers to celebrate even the mundane with 12 bottles of fizzy wine, and not a Champagne among them. All of our favorites, from every corner of the winemaking world and from myriad varieties, were represented. 
Ousi Li
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Barolo Breakdown Part 4: Castigione di Falletto

Barolo Breakdown Part 4: Castigione di Falletto

Here, you have wines that have intense structure and aromas – of course, as this is Barolo! – but also poise.  Maybe it doesn’t quite strike you as strongly on that first sip, as do wines from some other villages. But elegance is like that. Get to the end of the first glass and you will be thoroughly persuaded to pour yourself a second.
Jeff Patten
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Read Part 3 of the Barolo Breakdown!

Read Part 3 of the Barolo Breakdown!

These vineyards only make up about 10% of the DOC Barolo, but they make a far larger percentage of the best known wine, and 100% of the village is entitled to produce Nebbiolo called Barolo. The swathe of Crus that contain the name “Cannubi” produce some of the world’s greatest Nebbiolo. This is a bit like all those Crus in Vosne that contain the word “Romanee”.  But at like one fifth of the price.
Jeff Patten
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Barolo Breakdown: La Morra

Barolo Breakdown: La Morra

La Morra is a very important village! And not just because it’s charming to visit and has a number of top producers and vineyard sites. 
Jeff Patten
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Our Barolo Breakdown is Here!

Our Barolo Breakdown is Here!

In the next few weeks, our blog will take you through Barolo. Today, we have an overview of the DOC. In coming weeks, we’ll travel village by village, to break down Barolo. 
Jeff Patten
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Our Guide to Madeira is Out Now!

Our Guide to Madeira is Out Now!

Madeira is a wine of history, made by mistake and crafted by circumstance. With the ability to last for hundreds of years, sometimes it is, quite literally, bottled history.
Maggie Scudder
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Root for the 9ers with these Kickass Super Bowl Pairings

Root for the 9ers with these Kickass Super Bowl Pairings

It’s clear wine is in. This is certainly true on the biggest Sunday of the year. Leave the Miller lite to your buddy, instead bring something that you know will please a crowd. And, if we’re going to drink wine while watching the game (or just the halftime show), why not choose wines to pair with the most popular game day food

Classic Super Bowl spreads are the greatest hits of American comfort and fast food. It’s Thanksgiving for snacks: pizza, chicken wings, nachos, chili dogs and pretzels. 

Beau Rapier
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