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  • A Visit to Cavit

    Yes, that Cavit. And what the hell am I doing writing about Cavit, you might ask? Well, the truth is, being a Trentino boy, there’s some hometown pride...


  • 7 Surprising Wines from Cavit

    NV Muller Thurgau Spumante: Very fruity on the nose with lots of peachy fruit topped with a touch of chamomile. With 8-10 grams of residual sugar this has a...


  • The 7 Steps to Wine Geekdom

    We all have to start somewhere. Many of us start where it’s most easy, and that usually means sweet! There’s nothing wrong with starting on White Zin and...


  • Why We Should Drink Pinot Blanc

    It's the wild child of Pinot Noir. Yes, it’s true: Pinot Blanc, or Pinot Bianco in Italy, is actually a pigment-free mutation of Pinot Noir, and as such is...


  • What We've Been Reading

    The Feiring Line: Alice Feiring has made a name for herself as a somewhat controversial, straight-talking wine writer who calls them as she sees them. I...


  • 20 New Wines from Burgundy

    Burgundy is one of the most difficult wine-producing regions to wrap one’s head around. It has been called a minefield for decades and continues to present...


  • The Best of Bordeaux and Burgundy To Buy Today

    With so many great wines out there it is difficult to know most and impossible to know them all. What follows are wines from Bordeaux and Burgundy that I...


  • Wines to Make Your Movie Favorite A Winner

    The Oscars are here this week and instead of sitting idly by, why not get out there and support your favorite flick by opening the appropriate bottle of...


  • What We've Been Reading

    A couple of weeks ago, we gave you the wheel and let you be our guides to the WWW of wine, sharing two blogs suggested by readers. Thanks for all your...


  • Affordable French Wines

    Last week, I started a rundown of cellarable wine. I hate the term “collectible” -- they’re not freaking stamps, and you don’t collect cheese or...


  • COF2011: The Nail I Hang My Purpose On

    Driving back to the airport in a fog. After a week with my compadres it’s time to go back home. Leave Italy. Again. I have this thing I do when I am...


  • COF2011: Sauvignons and Ponca

    Sauvignon needs to mature slowly for it to show good aromas and structure, and the soil of COF is adapted to bring out the best in Sauvignon. The typical...


  • What We've Been Reading

    The reporting from Friuli by the COF2011 group is getting better and better. A group of wine writers is on the ground and visiting some of the most exciting...


  • David McDuff at I Clivi

    At the top of a hill in Corno di Rosazzo, just steps across the border from the Collio into the Colli Orientali del Friuli zone, lies the estate known as I...


  • Building and Bottling a Financial Model

    For our e-mail newsletter today, we’re going beyond the bottles. We’re taking a look at what drives financial models and how building your own can...


  • Pairing Wine and Chocolate

    Wine and chocolate is a mysterious pairing that seems to have starkly different results for different palates. Which, of course, is fine since the only match...


  • What Wine Goes With This Chocolate?

    White chocolate is, as we all know, not really chocolate at all but rather it’s a confection usually flavored with vanilla. This is ‘chocolate’ at its...


  • Merlot Makes a Comeback

    Merlot has had a rough time over the past few years. Once everyone’s favorite easy-drinking red, Merlot was stigmatized by Miles’ famous line in...


  • Nicolas Contenta in Friuli

    Today we feature a report from Nicolas Contenta that illustrates the broad range of wine, food and spirits in Friuli, Italy, you can expect to see reports on...


  • A Hug After Rough Secs

    Awoke yesterday morning with an extra lift in my somewhat overwhelmed step. A faintly cocky bounce on the tips of my toes in the knowing that I was going to...


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