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  • The Rootstocks of Italian Hospitality

    The Italians are well known for their hospitality. Some years ago, my American-born cousins went to a mountain village in Sicily in search of our late...


  • 2000 Barolo

    While getting ready to make my annual pilgrimage to Piedmont, I like to get reacquainted with some of the wines. I already have a tasting of 2008 Barolo, a...


  • Only In Piedmont

    I'm sitting here in Piedmont on a beautiful late spring day, lamenting the coming rains as well as the masses of tourists. The fact that this spring has been...


  • Chianti for Every Day

    Often overlooked, and suffering still from its days in straw covered fiasci, Chianti continues to offer great value to the savvy shopper. A large region of...


  • PVA White Wines of Italy Seminar

    Italy, the land of vines, it's confusing as heck, right? You bet it is, which is why I took advantage of the opportunity to conduct a tour of the white wines...


  • Italian White Wines for Spring

    Enotria, the land of vines, was the ancient Greek name for Italy and a very appropriate one at that. Today much of Italian white wine is dominated by a...


  • Wines Then and Now : Part 2

    This is the second part in a three part series on wine prices over the past decade. Part one can be found here, and today I follow up with part two, a look...


  • Cappellano Dinner

    There is not much new information one can write about Theobaldo Cappellano, a sometimes divisive winemaker with whom I was once fortunate to spend the better...


  • Wine to Pair with the Feast of the Seven Fishes

    While this is a classic Italian, and more specifically Southern Italian, way of celebrating Christmas Eve, its broad appeal is undeniable. What could be...


  • The Food and Wine of Alto Adige

    Having recently returned from a trip to Trentino and the Alto Adige, my mind is insistent on reminding me of the wonderful food and wine I enjoyed while...


  • The Best of 2008 Barolo

    s many of you already know, Barolo is my favorite wine. I look forward to my annual visits to the region, where I taste several hundred wines each year. As...


  • Tasting Notes on Teroldego

    Teroldego is almost exclusively produced in Trentino’s Campo Rotaliano, a fertile floodplain that stretches north of the city of Trento. There are a few...


  • Amarone Buying Guide

    Amarone is essentially a modern day update on a traditional wine made for centuries from dried grapes in the area around Verona in Italy’s Veneto...


  • Alto Adige Virtual Tasting Recap

    Last week, I stayed up late. In fact, I stayed up until 2:30 a.m., all to kick off one of our best Virtual Tastings yet. Many of you joined us, at a much...


  • Arneis: The Summer White In Piemonte

    We all know that Piemonte is known for its red wines, but who can drink those on these blistering hot days? I sure can't! I have been pretty obsessed lately...


  • CHIONETTI WINERY: Dolcetto Di Dogliani

    A little over a year ago, my husband and I went arbitrarily cruising in our convertible VW bug looking for fun wineries to visit. We ended up in the middle...


  • The Best Roses

    I often get asked what the best wines are. In all honesty, that is a question without an answer. I can tell you which I think are the best wines of any given...


  • Top 11 Wine Consuming Countries

    This should have been a simple task. After all, the numbers I’m using come from The Wine Institute’s annual tally of wine consumption, this time for the...


  • Tasting The Fruits of Barolo

    Traditional vs. modern winemaking in Langhe has been an ongoing debate for quite some time. One of the most traditional winemakers in Langhe is Beppe Rinaldi...


  • Never Drink Italian Wine Without Food

    As usual in May I traveled to Alba, an old favorite town, for Vinum2012 to see my friends the producers, to eat the best food ever, and to taste and enjoy...


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