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  • Italian Pinot Grigio Tasted

    Pinot Grigio virtually screams Italy, so it make sense that we begin our Pinot Grigio Grand Tasting Initiative with the Pinot Grigios of Italy. We’ve...


  • Losing Our Heritage

    As some of you might know, the producer's association of Brunello di Montalcino narrowly prevented a vote earlier this year that would have allowed producers...


  • Mezzacorona Virtual Tasting

    There's still time to RSVP for our next virtual tasting! Join me this Wednesday, July 6th at 9pm EST (that’ll be 3am Thursday, July 7th, for those of you...


  • Top 2007 Barolo

    I've already gone over my thoughts on the 2007 vintage in Barolo, so I won't repeat what was said there. I will, however, note that this vintage has produced...


  • 2007 Barolo

    Don’t believe the hype. So a quick review of first to market reports on 2007 Barolo reveals gems such as “buy them fast as they will never be this...


  • Guide to Italian Whites - Part III

    This week, we continue our tour of Northern Italy’s great white wine grapes as we work our way east from Trentino and head into the Veneto. Here familiar...


  • Form Meets Function

    Sometimes cutting edge style leads function, but other times, it is dictated by it. Regions such as Italy's Alto Adige have such long histories that adapting...


  • Soave Tasting Notes

    2007 Sandro de Bruno Soave Superiore Scaligeri: Just lovely on the nose with wonderful soil tones, flint, sour and slightly waxy fruits and a hint of almond...


  • Soave's Back

    We’ve all heard of Soave and most of us have even drunk a bottle or two, but until you get to know Soave, you’ll never understand what it’s all about...


  • Guide to Italian Whites - Part II

    Last week we began a tour of Italy’s great white grapes with a look at the wines of the Northwestern provinces. In many cases, white grapes in some of the...


  • Guide to Italian Whites - Part I

    With the spring teasing us with the warming rays of the sun, it’s no surprise that people are asking once again about what white wine they should be...


  • 7 Great Picks from Northwest Italy


  • More 1995 Barolos

    Mascarello Monprivato Ca d’Morissio: Lightly gamy on the nose with clean, deep, dark fruit framed with some leather notes. Quite elegant in the mouth,...


  • 15 Great Barolos to Try

    Burlotto Monvigliero: Exotic on the nose with its mélange of olive, thyme, anise seed and black raspberry fruit. In the mouth this is rich with cherry fruit...


  • 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,...


  • More Etna Nerello Blends

    2009 Palari Faro Nerello Mascalese Nerello Cappuccio Nocera and other indigenous varieties, $50 - Candied herbs on the nose with a little compost and loamy...


  • Etna Nerello Blends

    These wines, generally from the Etna region, were blind tasted during my recent visit to Sicily. For several reasons Etna is proving to be one of the most...


  • Family-run Winemaking in Piedmont

    I am fortunate to have spent more than my fair share of time tasting and talking with Luca Currado. Luca, as you may know, is the winemaker of Piedmont’s...


  • Vietti Tasting

    2010 Roero Arneis: A little yeasty on the nose with apple, apricot and floral tones. A touch of spritz upon opening, this is lively and really fresh with...


  • 20 More Nero d'Avolas to Try

    2008 Feudo Maccari Saia Nero d’Avola, $30: Woody and raw on the nose, with a harshness that obscures attractive spice and herb tones. A touch of rounded...


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