Monthly Archives: November 2012

Tasted in Sicily: Caruso & Minini

Caruso & Minini have their cellars in Marsala but work inland, with more than a hundred hectares of vineyards about 20 km from the coast, between Marsala and Salemi, in a hilly area that was quite beautiful until a Dutch … Continue reading

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Tasted in Sicily: Duca di Salaparuta and Cantine Florio

This spring I was fortunate enough to be invited to Sicilia En Primeur, and had the option of arriving a day early to explore a wine region; I am sorry to be so slow in posting this, but this is … Continue reading

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Garantito IGP – Nelle Terre del Boca DOC: The rebirth of a Great Northern Piemontese Wine

This time Roberto Giuliani takes the stand. Every time I hear Boca, or more precisely the Lands of Boca mentioned, I can’t help but feel profound emotions. It’s not easy to explain, but there is something magical in those places … Continue reading

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Garantito IGP – Osteria Italia, at San Rocco Seno d’Elvio: I’d Walk!

This time Caro Macchi takes the stand. This could also be called a story of names. First, Giancarlo and Terry, who in addition to living the Langhe know them inside and out. A Sunday in May they take Carlo to … Continue reading

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The Old Barolo From Marchesi di Barolo And More

The second IGP trip to langa comes to a close: we tasted about 250 wines between 2009 Barbaresco and 2008 Barolo, and also a few Riserve winemakers sent with their other wines. Tasting these wines without worrying about having to … Continue reading

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The First IGP Day in Langa

Working though oceans of rain that have hammered central and northern Italy, the Giovani Promettenti landed in Langa to taste Barolo and Barbaresco (next year, we promise to add Roero!). This morning at 9:00 sharp Carlo Macchi, with Luciano Pignataro, … Continue reading

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Garantito IGP: Herzegovina’s “Cheese in the Sack”

This time Stefano Tesi takes the stand: There’s a great difference between muttering about unfindable products known only through the adventuresome tales of others, and actually tasting them, perhaps after helping the local artisan make them. The latter happened to … Continue reading

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