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  • Nebbiolo

    History of the grape: Two schools of thought exist as to the origins of Nebbiolo (which means “little fog” either for...

  • Dolcetto

    History of the grape: The name means “little sweet one” in Italian. Dolcetto, along with Barbera and Nebbiolo is one ...

  • Freisa

    Hailing from Italy’s Piedmont region, this vigorous red variety is used as a named varietal and is vinified into both...

  • Barbera

    History of the grape: Barbera is a native to the Piedmont, where it has been growing for centuries, and is now the fo...

  • Vermentino

    History of the grape: Little concrete history is known about Vermentino except that it has recently been identified a...

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  • Some very tempting offerings here. Well organized listing, too. Barolo by ... Guido Porro; Alba: Einaudi, Franco Fiorina. *(We are working to correct a web glitch that makes it very difficult to insert descriptive text in a list of wines, so please excuse this alternate approach).One other important note: the wines are here, but will not be re... Read More

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  • Fox, obviously your cellar needs some strengthening.  ;-)    Hey, maybe I want a 3.78 L bottle of '70...  Barbaresco1962                                                                            To me, Barbaresco means, first and foremost, the Produttori del Barbaresco; I’ve tasted back over more than 50 years of their history, and the high qua... Read More

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  • A couple of ways to look at this pre-Christmas offer:1) why spend any money on Napa reds when you can get these bottles, aged for you already, at these prices?2) you can put together your own Produttori del Barbaresco verticals that'd knock the socks off the Valkyrie serving wenches pouring at the tables in Valhalla.  Barbaresco from the Big Cel... Read More

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  • Yet another example of how Italian wines--even Baroli--can provide relatively great value. Anyone care to guess what a similar lineup of 1961 Bordeaux would be going for?If I were anywhere near NYC on Nov. 1, I'd be at that dinner... Barolo + Barbaresco 19641964 is considered one of a few really great Piemonte vintages – an “Annata Eccezionale” ... Read More

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  • In the context of prices being demanded and met by so many over-hyped cherry-cola-ized NorCal wines these days, and even though we've helped give Piedmont too much attention here which hasn't helped price curves (for the consumer, anyway), these prices are still oh-so-cheap for what you're getting. And, they're even in their proper drinking wind... Read More

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  • We just thoroughly enjoyed una bottiglia di Franco-Fiorina 1978 Barbaresco special reserve. It was at its peak, still had body and a great finish. What a treat.

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  • Would go if I could...  Piedmont 1978: An Epic Tasting   Friday, May 18th at Del Posto, NYC  As time goes on, it becomes increasingly clear that 1978 was one of the monumental vintages in Piemontese history, at the same towering level as 1958, 1964 and 1971. And for drinking today at the peak of its glorious maturity, 1978 looms especially large... Read More

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