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Hello everybody!

Posted by cingy, Nov 26, 2010.

Hi there to all! I'm new here in this forum and I accidentally reached this place as I was looking for some worldwide wine informations.

I'm Italian and I love wine. I hope I'll enjoy the forum life.

Cheers

S.

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Reply by Philip James, Nov 27, 2010.

Cingy - hello and welcome to the site. 

Philip

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Reply by cingy, Nov 27, 2010.

Thank you very much Philip.

Cheers

S.

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Reply by zufrieden, Nov 27, 2010.

Welcome to the club.  We would all like to know how Italians view the latest fashion in wine so do introduce a forum or two yourself.  I'm pretty sure you'll find the quality of contribution is very high at this site.

 

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Reply by cingy, Nov 28, 2010.

Well I'll try to answer you and I hope I'll be clear (my english is not perfect so I'm sorry).

I live at about 30km from Alba (Langhe region well known as one of the most important region in wine producing in the world - Barolo and Barbaresco to mention a pair of bottles) so I'm sorrounded by excellent wine and better food. I often travel abroad (especially in Europe) and I have noticed that there a lot of wine bars and wineries, to be honest many of them not well supplied. Anyway I find it a great thing because many people can get close to this fantastic world such as wine is. Some years ago, where I live, there weren't many wineries. Probably because there are a lot of wine cellars where you can buy directly from the producer. Lately, as wine has become a proper way of life, a lot of wine bars has rised and this help people to compare different kind of wines from different regions. I find it fantastic (always should occur a high quality) because as a friend of mine says: Wine is like a poetry; sometimes you understand it and sometimes you don't but the important thing is that it can reach your heart.

I have a wine cellar too (not too big) and they are all Italian wines, especially reds. I've now decided to widen it with worlwide wines that's why I want to learn about them.

Cheers

S.

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Reply by Peppino, Nov 28, 2010.

Welcome to Snooth.  As Zufrieden stated, there are alot of very knowledgeable people on this site that can educate you on wines from all over the world.  I generally prefer Italian wines but am trying to expand my knowledge beyond that.

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Reply by cingy, Nov 28, 2010.

Thank you Peppino.

I'll try to provide my knowledge also as much as I can.

Cheers

S.

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Reply by Stephen Harvey, Nov 28, 2010.

Cingy

Wellcome, if you need any advice on Aussie wines give me a yell

Stephen

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Reply by dmcker, Nov 29, 2010.

Welcome, Cingy, to Snooth. We'll look forward to hearing more about your explorations outside that great part of Piemonte you live (and eat and drink) in....

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Reply by cingy, Nov 29, 2010.

Thank you Stephen & dmcker. I'll keep in mind your advices.

Cheers

S.

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Reply by rolifingers, Nov 30, 2010.

cingy, siamo felici di averti..Benvenuto

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Reply by cingy, Nov 30, 2010.

Ottimo! Sono felice anch'io di essere qui con voi. Un caro saluto dal Piemonte.

(Great! I'm also happy to be here with you. Regards from Piemonte (translation)

Cheers

S.

 

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Reply by rolifingers, Nov 30, 2010.

Mi fa piacere. Spero che ti piace questo website. A presto.

My italian is not so good,but I try.

 

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Reply by Gregory Dal Piaz, Nov 30, 2010.

Salve Cingy

Benvenuto sul sito. Spero che ci vediamo qui, e magri in Italia.

Appena ritornato dall'Italia. Ho spesso una settimane in Puglia, Reggio Emilia, e Trentino, dove ho parenti.

 

A great excuse to practice our Italian!

 

 

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Reply by rolifingers, Nov 30, 2010.

You go Greg! Spero che tu viaggio era divertenti!

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Reply by cingy, Dec 1, 2010.

Ciao Greg, il tuo Italiano è ottimo, certamente meglio del mio inglese.

Spero anch'io di poterti conoscere. Sicuramente frequenterò il più che posso questo sito. Ho già qualche domanda da fare...

Penso proprio che nelle zone in cui sei stato ti sei fatto delle ottime bevute. Proprio ieri ho bevuto un ottimo Primitivo di Manduria.

Cheers

S.

(Translation: Hello Greg, your Italian is great, certanly better than my english.

I hope to meet you also. It is for sure I'll be on this website as much as I can. I already have some questions...

I think that you have drunk some good wines where you have been. Yesterday I broached a gourgeous Primitivo di Manduria.)

 

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Reply by Stephen Harvey, Dec 2, 2010.

Cingy

We had an 04 Abbazia Barolo last night and I enjoyed it very much.

I am from Australia and just beginning to experiece good Italian Wines

Interested if you have tried this one and if you have a couple of favourites I should try and find to drink.

[and to dmker we get plenty of Italian Wine here, probably due to a very large number of Italian migrants in Adelaide and the price is not too bad]

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Reply by cingy, Dec 3, 2010.

Dear Stephen, I haven't yet tried Abbazia Barolo so I can't say you what I think about it. What I can say about Barolo is that there are different producers with different prices of course. Let's start:

Barolo "Angelo Gaja", one of the best. It costs a lot of money, about 130-140 Eur per bottle. Great wine and about me excessive price.

Barolo "Pio Cesare" in 2 different versions: the "normal" one at about 35-40 Eur per bottle and the best one at 60-65 Eur per bottle called Barolo Ornato. This one is my prefered. A gourgeous wine.

Barolo "Prunotto" at about 40 Eur per bottle. Fantastic.

The most commercial Barolo's but still great ones are in my opinion:

Barolo "Marchesi di Barolo" at about 20 Eur. The 2001 (of course not 20 Eur) if you find it, is really worthy of mention.

Barolo "Fontanafredda" at about 20 Eur. The 2003 is one of my favourites.

There are many other producers of course which I have not mentioned and they also make great Barolo's. If you are a beginner to good Italian wines, you have started with one of the best reds and at the same time unsociable. If you try Barbaresco (all of the producers above also produce Barbaresco) I'm sure you'll like it more. This because this one is less powerful than Barolo and more lovable.

If you want to spend less but still to drink great wine you can also try:

Nebbiolo d'Alba "Marchesi di Barolo" at about 7 Eur. Great wine.

Nebbiolo d'Alba "Pio Cesare" at about 15 Eur. An introducing to Barolo.

Barbera d'Asti Coppo "Camp du Rouss" at about 20 Eur. If you find a 1999 give me a call. You'll remain speechless.

I'm a really admirer of Barbera and I find it one of the best Italian wines. Especially the aged versions. Try one and let me know.

If you want some others Italian reds advices, let me know.

Cheers

S.

P.S The prices above are available in Italy. Probably in Australia there'll be different prices.


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