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  • 1995 Barolo

    1995. Little did we know what an inflection point this would be for Piedmont. Looking back, it’s easy to forget the fanfare that greeted the vintage,...


  • Festa del Barolo

    This past weekend I was fortunate to be able to attend Antonio Galloni’s Festa del Barolo. Antonio, in case you did not know, is the rising star of the...


  • 15 Top Barolos

    These notes are from a March 2011 tasting that was organized by The Wine Advocate’s Antonio Galloni. We tasted along with 15 of Piedmont’s top producers...


  • 1990 Barolo

    It’s been a very good year. Over the past 12 months or so, I’ve been fortunate to taste through quite a few 1990 Barolo on several occasions. Those who...


  • Most Expensive Italian Wines

    Italy is a country with a very long history of making wine, but unlike the French, for instance, the Italians have not done a particularly good job in...


  • Barolo - 2006 Barolo

    While today's topic may seem a bit confusing, it really is quite simple. The wine Barolo takes its name from the village of Barolo, but the wine comes from a...


  • Serralunga - Barolo 2006

    If any of Barolo's communes could make the most of the powerful, dense character of the 2006 vintage it was Serralunga. Historically the home to the most...


  • Monforte d'Alba - Barolo 2006

    If one looks to Castiglione, as I did last week, for indications regarding the overall quality of a vintage, then one can look to Monforte for signs of the...


  • Castiglione Falletto - Barolo 2006

    As I tasted through the wines of the various villages of Barolo this past May, I looked forward to those of Castiglione the most. Yes, it's true. While I...


  • 2006 Barolo: La Morra

    The modern-style wines of La Morra that I recently tasted were, as a group, broad in the mouth with plentiful supple tannins and significant weight. Many, in...


  • Barolo's Best Kept Secret

    Having recently returned from my annual participation in the grand trade tasting formerly known as the Alba Wine Exhibition, and now known as Nebbiolo Prima,...


  • A Day with Luigi Pira

    This past May I made sure to visit Luigi Pira, particularly in light of the brilliant showing of his 1998 Barolo Marenca in a recent vertical tasting. While...


  • Burlotto in 2010

    As many of you know, I am a big fan of the wines of the village of Verduno. I was introduced to this small hamlet largely because of the wines that Fabio...


  • Great Values for the Cellar 2

    We got started last time with a short list of cellarable wines that won’t break the bank. I only touched on Portugal and Spain, and judging from the...


  • 1989 Barolo - 20 Years Later

    1989, it's simply one of the best vintages ever in Piemonte. Now that’s a pretty bold statement, but when you take a look at other vintages, maybe it’s...


  • Wine Touring in Piemonte: Winery Visits Part 1

    Today’s list covers wineries in the north of the Langhe, give or take. Some may argue with this list. I do not mean this to be definitive; it is simply a...


  • What's news on Snooth 10/12/09

    The Columbus Day Edition: Key influences in the life and times of Christoffa Corombo


  • Barolo 2005 - The Final Chapter

    Castiglione Falletto lies at the heart of the Barolo region and really does offer a uniquely complete synthesis of the elements that make Barolo so...


  • Boatloads of Barolo

    Having just returned from the Alba Wine Exhibition I have a ream of tasting notes and photos to share. In the next 2 emails I'll be offering a few notes on...


  • 1989 Vietti Horizontal Tasting With Luca Currado

    I also had the pleasure of dining with Luca Currado, winemaker at Piedmont's Vietti winery. I have had the chance to drink with Luca quite a few times and we...


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