The Passage des Panoramas is the oldest covered walkway in Paris, a vaulted series of indoor halls in the 2nd arrondissement, not far from the stock exchange and Opéra. It may be in the heart of old Paris, but for a decade it has also been home to Racines, which, when it opened in 2007, was the city’s essential natural-wine bar, as well as Coinstot Vino, another naturalist spot I’d gravitated to years ago. The new Paris doesn’t much manifest itself that far west, and I don’t go often.
When we engaged in this bit of crystal ballgazing a year ago it was already clear wine wasn’t going to offer an escape from the ambient stress of the Trump era; if anything, wine was becoming more political and more contentious. That isn’t to say there weren’t plenty of things to appreciate about wine in 2017, perhaps nothing more than its rapidly accelerating pace of change, which I highlighted in last year’s column.
If at PUNCH we hesitate to casually drop the word “best,” we do love to talk about what’s new and what’s delicious. And new, especially, matters a lot in wine today. Wine is dynamic, and today, more than ever, the wine world is guided by curiosity and a need to find new talents, new flavors and new interpretations of place—or at least to find new improvements upon old things, given the neotraditionalism that has made its way into many cellars around the world.
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Selecting a term
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