Essential Winemakers

The Who's Who of Italy and France. Winemakers who are always compelling, always a great introduction to their area, and always priced fairly. A solid mix of value-driven as well as splurge-worthy wines.

Wines to Admire

For this series of single-bottle profiles, we succinctly give you the skinny on why these wines matter.

Tasting Reports

Vintage reviews, appellation reports, produce verticals ... if it's noteworthy, we publish it here.

Still Essential

Where we give the wines of our Essential Winemakers another test

Key to Our Wine Icons

– Practicing Organic
 – Certified Organic
 – Practicing Biodynamic
 – Certified Biodynamic
– Promotes Biodiversity
– Old Vines
– Heroic Viticulture
– Volcanic Soil
– Traditional Winemaking
– Clay Vessel Winemaking
– Family-Operated Winery
– Historic Winery
– Co-operative Winery
– Négociant
– Stay at Winery
– Olive Oil Producer
– Age-Worthy Wine
– Expensive Wine (+$100)
– Requires Some Searching

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