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Wine&Spirits EXTREME VALUES T H E C R I T I C S P I C K Out of the 2,667 newly released wines our panels tasted for this this issue, HERE ARE THE STANDOUT S AT $10 OR LESS. For more recommended wines, see page 85. $ Badiolo 2009 Chianti Lively with cherry liqueur scents and frisky, ironedged tannins. Tri-Vin Imports, Mount Vernon, NY 9 $ Ciconia 2010 Alentejano Gentle and blueberryfull, with enough tension for braised pork. Tri-Vin Imports, Mount Vernon, NY 9 $ Fado 2009 Alentejano A meat-and-potatoes red, balanced and blackfruited. Tri-Vin Imports, Mount Vernon, NY 9 $ Vinha da Tapada 2008 Alentejano Coelheiros Big, rich and smoky, built for grilled sausages or pulled pork. Luiz’s Grocery & Liquor, Fall River, MA 9 $ Pierre Luneau-Papin 2010 Muscadet Sèvre et Maine Clos des Allées Vieilles Vignes Bright and fleshy, for pan-roasted sole. Louis/Dressner Selections, NY 16 W I N E & S P I R I T S A P R I L 10 $ Castello delle Regine 2009 Umbria Rosso Warm and bright, with peppery red fruit for pizza Margherita. Vision Wine & Spirits, Secaucus, NJ 10 $ Concannon 2010 Central Coast Selected Vineyards Pinot Noir Rosy and supple pinot, edged with zesty tannin. Concannon Vineyard, Livermore, CA 10 $ Frei João 2007 Bairrada Warm fruit meets cool coastal forest; a soft, clean red for tuna. Tri-Vin Imports, Mount Vernon, NY 10 2 0 1 2

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Wine & Spirits - April 2012

Wine & Spirits - April 2012
Editor's Note
Fined & Filtered: Patrick Comiskey on pairing wine with molecular gastronomy
Extreme Values
Spirits: Lou Bustamante on cocktail bitters
Wine Superheros
Port without Serra
The Class of ’72
Brightliners in the Deep End
The Restoration of Austria’s Noble Red
New & Notable New York City Restaurants
23rd Annual Restaurant Poll
Tastings Overview
American Pinot Noir
Austrian Wines
White Burgundy
Loire Wines
Portugal Reds
Tuscan Wines
American Wines
Imported Wines
Lost Commandments Howard G. Goldberg rewrites Exodus

Wine & Spirits - April 2012