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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 ...

  • Barbera

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

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Sangiovese

    Prounounced “San-joh-vay-say,” this Italian wine varietal is Tuscany’s #1 red wine grape. It’s the pistol of Central ...

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Franco on Snooth

  • So what’s not to like? 2010 Barolo is in the hype machine right now and ... and ... flirting. I applaud Franco massolino for his honest assessment of these experiments and his return to a thoroughly traditional style. I feel the wines have benefitted from his return to large format wood and find the latest release to be particularly interesti... Read More

    From the article 2010 Barolo


  • Barolo, while experiencing the greatest explosion of interest in its history, ... and much more expensive Pie Franco bottling, but I digress. Another producer whose wines have somehow continued to float under the radar have been those of marcarini in La Morra, though for a different reason as far as i can tell. Here the problem is not critical... Read More

    From the article Marcarini Barolo Brunate


  • Franco Amoroso Barbera d'Asti Superiore 2010

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    Was fine. Wouldn't go out of my way to buy it but liked it fine. Seemed better the day I opened than next day. Read More

    Wine review by ps


  • Franco Serra Barbaresco 2008

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    No written review

    Wine review by CageyT


  • I wrote yesterday about the 2009 vintage in Barolo and today I begin reporting ... in regards to their style. Franco Massolino freely admits to trying just about everything to improve his wines, and also freely admits that some efforts were mistaken. Today the wines have returned to a rather classic style and are as good or better than ever. t... Read More

    From the article Barolo 2009


  • Nino Franco Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG Rustico 1950

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    No written review

    Wine review by AlexWhite


  • I am serving a Cream of Kalamata Olive soup with avocados, cream, a bit of butter, white vermouth, chicken broth and a bit of vinegar. What wine would you recommend with this soup? It is served warm. Also, it doesn't say what kind of vinegar to use and I'm thinking sherry. what do you think? Read More

    Forum post in the topic I need your help!


  • In 2004, the movie Sideways put a major dent in California Merlot sales when ... originally founded by the Franco-Swiss Farming Company in 1881. By the time they bought the property, it had been a cattle ranch for several years, but Mary, who ultimately passed away in 2008, set about restoring the property and planting new vineyards. The winem... Read More

    From the article Napa Merlots


  • Bruno Franco Roero Arneis 2006

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    A 2006 Arneis from Piemonte, Italy. Light yellow straw in color. Fruit hints of apple and orange blossims with a hint of almond. It has a mid-finish on the palette and balanced acidity. Best served chilled to 48 degrees, and served with fresh goat cheese and fruit platter. Read More

    Wine review by alanb1108


  • Franco M. Martinetti Barbera d'Asti 1999

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    Bing cherry with light, perfect tannin balance. Fantastic! Read More

    Wine review by jshimkin


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