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  • Wine 101 - Sicily

    Having just returned from a visit to Sicily, I thought this would be a great opportunity to introduce you to some of the island’s great wines. Truth is, I...


  • 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...


  • 10 Secrets of Barbera

    Barbera is known for its dark color, bright acidity and soft tannins. Due to the balance of acid and tannins, Barbera has done well in warmer climates and...


  • 6 Top Wines from Lungarotti

    2009 Torre di Giano Trebbiano and Grechetto, 12%: Crisp on the nose with notes of citrus rind and talc underlain with a fine ripe herbal scent. Crisp on...


  • Talking with Chiara Lungarotti

    One has to wonder what Giorgio might think. The late Giorgio Lungarotti always thought about the future, and not necessarily for his own benefit -- who else...


  • 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...


  • 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...


  • 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...


  • The Puglian Job, Part III

    I’ve been on a bit of a tear since returning from the Radici Wine experience in Puglia in November. I had so many wines while there that, in truth, it was...


  • 7 Great Primitivos

    Duca Carlo Guarini 2007 Vigne Vecchie Primitivo, $20: Nice and fresh on the nose with perfumed notes of violets and plums. Lovely entry with a gentle edge of...


  • The Puglian Job, Part II

    Today, in addition to continuing my discussion about the state of the Puglian wine industry, I’ll also be taking a look at some of the perennial...


  • Aglianico - January 2011

    While this article is putatively about Aglianico, I find myself in the unfortunate spot of having tried many Aglianicos, only to find them not available in...


  • Negroamaro - January 2011

    Last week, I talked a little about the Puglian wine scene and my thoughts on the matter. The response I received was interesting to say the least. In fact, I...


  • Best Negroamaro Wines for the U.S. Market

    Duca Carlo Guarini, 2007 Piutri Negroamaro, $18, A little too much raw wood on the nose seems to be obscuring nice clay soil tones and dried fruit notes....


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