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  • Perhaps we could use a place to share recent purchases...Here are some '12 Burlotto Langhe Nebbiolo, which came highly recommended from a trusted friend who just got back from a month in Italy. I'm not seeing many available in the States quite yet, but was happy to find these locally. Read More

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  • I'll be in Charlotte, NC on business the week of February 24th, and was hoping some locals might be able to help out with a few questions, and maybe get together to open a bottle or two. Any help would be appreciated, and it would be great to meet Snoothers from that neighborhood. -Bob1) Are there any BYOB restaurants in Charlotte?2) If so, what... Read More

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  • I'm thinking about taking a short trip to Piemonte, mainly to try the highly-reputed wines of the region.  I'm not interested, though, in setting up visits to wineries. What I am thinking of doing is going to Slow Food recommended restaurants in Piemonte, and asking the owners or staff to help me select a wonderful wine from the region   and the... Read More

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  • Spain is a huge country that produces tons of wine, but we often get caught up in tasting wines from only its most famous regions. I repeatedly hear what great bargains can be found throughout Spain and I agree wholeheartedly, but sometimes for the best bargains, you have to go off the beaten path.Today, I give you some of the other Spanish wine... Read More

    From the article Top 9 Spanish Wines


  • Wanting to refresh my memory on certain French vintages in the Rhône Valley I came across (as I often do) the Robert Parker Vintage Chart.  Parker includes vintages from 1970 through 2010 on his website and scores them on the usual 100 point scale.  He claims that scores of 70-79 are "average" while those of 80-89 are "above average to excellent... Read More

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  • Le Marangole Castello D Albola 1997

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    ....una delle grandi soddisfazioni/"perversioni" di un Enoappassionato, è quella di conservare i vini per riassaggiarli col tempo. Ci piace verificarne l'evoluzione, riscontrarne la tenuta. Succede a volte per caso, ci si dimentica la bottigllia in fondo allo scaffale della cantina.....oppure come in questo caso, volutamente si procede all'invec... Read More

    Wine review by luca chevalier


  • The Vuelta e Espana starts today.  In honor of this three week long cycling grand tour race I am planning to focus my attention on the wines of Spain for the next three weeks or so.What recommendations do you have for wines from Spain?  The race begins in Sevilla and goes counter-clockwise through Alicante, Barcelona, Bilbao and then finishing i... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Spanish Wine Recommendations


  • I last left you walking out of the Albergo Duomo in Montepulciano. I had just taken a left on the Via Ricci, and was making my way to the Piazza Duomo, where one can find the cellars of Contucci. That’s right, conveniently located, for visitors at least, and smack in the middle of town, one can find the historic cellars of the family Contucci.Am... Read More

    From the article Italy in Nine Parts - Vino Nobile di Montepulciano


  • Do you remember on last April the bad news about Brunello di Montalcino ?Well, there is a further step of that bad fact and it is still in Tuscany.Actually the wineries under the control of the investigators are 42 and the most important wine involved is the Chianti.In few words, in many and many bottles of Chianti with the official ribbon DOCG,... Read More

    Forum post in the topic a new scandal in Tuscany


  • From another thread:GregT: " Oh it makes my ears bleed. I need to go and drink a bottle of Sang de Cailloux"Dmcker: "So what's the 'terroir' for the blood of stones? Great naming for a domaine. Too bad you can't really get away with that type of name in English. Guess we have to suffice with 'Big House' or 'Suckfizzle' or '10 Minutes by Tractor'... Read More

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