Monthly Archives: February 2013

A Trattoria Where One Can Be Certain To Eat Well: Montalcino’s Il Pozzo

This time Roberto Giuliani takes the stand. The food world has in recent years been invaded by phenomena, inventors, scientists, and people who mix, transform, or nebulize food molecules, all rigorously called chefs, because the term “cuoco – cook” is … Continue reading

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Benvenuto Brunello 2013: Moscadello

Considering the renown now enjoyed by Brunello di Montlacino, it comes as no surprise that the town’s wines have been famed for centuries. What may come as a surprise is that the wine eagerly sought out in the Renaissance wasn’t … Continue reading

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Benvenuto Brunello 2013: The 2008 Vintage

The 2008 Brunello Vintage was judged a 4-star vintage in 2008, and while these evaluations do have to be taken with a grain of salt, I did hope it would be accurate as I entered the tasting room this year … Continue reading

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Garantito IGP: Excuse me, Is Your Honey Virgin?

This time I take the stand: There is honey, and there is honey. On the one hand, the stuff sold in cute bear-shaped squeeze bottles in the supermarket, which is often a mixture of honeys from various sources, and on … Continue reading

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Garantito IGP: And The Winner Of The Giulio Gambelli Prize Is Fabrizio Torchio

And here we are at last! The Giulio Gambelli Prize, promoted by IGP and ASET (the Associazione Stampa Enogastroagroalimentare Toscana) has been awarded today. The prize was established to support young winemakers whose ideas reflect those of Giulio Gambelli: Respect … Continue reading

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GARANTITO IGP: Mr. Dottori Certainly Didn’t Do It Because of Doctors’ Orders

This time Stefano Tesi takes the stand. My father used to say that everybody, at some point, decides to pen a tome, a collection of thoughts, reasoning, confessions and reflections. And that some succeed. Corrado Dottori, winemaker from Cupramontana – … Continue reading

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Garantito IGP: Grecomusc’ 2011 Campania IGT

This time Luciano takes the stand. We have already had occasion to speak of this wine on Garantito IGP, to be precise the 2008 Grecomusic in the summer of 2010, when there were three of us running the show. I … Continue reading

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