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An Italian White that Smells Like Fresh Herbs and Ripe Peaches

2012 Cusumano Angimbé

If you've ever struggled to identify the smell of herbs in wine, you should try an Insolia.

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The Best Reason to Drink Gewürztraminer This Summer

The Gewürztraminer grape is not a sommelier's darling. Too often it produces low-acid wines dominated by sugar and a garish lychee scent. But this single-vineyard bottling defies stereotypes.

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Floral, Fragrant Bordeaux to Buy Now

Bordeaux drinkers know that the Margaux subregion is a special place.

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This Berry-Packed Beaujolais is Amazing With Spicy Tuna Burgers

Berry-Packed Beaujolais is Amazing With Spicy Tuna Burgers

The standard line on Beaujolais is to seek out wine from the region's <em>crus</em>—13 grape-growing areas that have proven themselves worthy. But some of the best-value bottlings are made elsewhere.

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A Beautiful, Balanced California Chardonnay

Like most great Sonoma wines, Hanzell's aren't cheap—but its Sebella bottling offers a satisfying taste of the producer's beautifully balanced, Burgundian style at around half the cost of the producer's flagship Chardonnay.

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How to Save on Champagne So You Can Splurge on Caviar

How to Save on Champagne So You Can Splurge on Caviar

Fleury's Fleur de L'Europe is an entry-level Champagne that tastes a lot like a lovingly-aged vintage bottling.

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Why You Should be Drinking Pinot Bianco

Why You Should be Drinking Pinot Bianco

This single-vineyard bottling is lushly textured, with the kind of salty-slatey mineral flavors that usually show up only in leaner wines.

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An Under-the-Radar Region That Makes Amazing Sauvignon Blanc

An Under-the-Radar Region That Makes Amazing Sauvignon Blanc

It's no secret that great Sauvignon Blanc comes from Sancerre and Pouilly-Fumé, which means that those wines are usually pricey. Fortunately, nearby regions like Cheverny produce similar bottlings that can be had for much less money.

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A Brilliant, Berry-Rich Italian Red

A Brilliant, Berry-Rich Italian Red

Italy's Piedmont region is known for complex Nebbiolo and juicy Dolcetto, but this bottling makes a strong case for the obscure Ruché grape.

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A Vividly Delicious Italian White

2012 Romano Clelia Colli di Lapio Fiano di Avellino

If you're looking for an entry point to Italy's more-than-2,000 under-the-radar native grapes, Fiano is among the best.

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