Monthly Archives: March 2013

Garantito IGP: Soda And Soda

This time I take the stand. Slowfood’s Salone del Gusto has a great many Laboratori del Gusto, or Taste Workshops, and if you flip through the catalog you’ll likely be attracted to things such as a comparison between great Burgundy … Continue reading

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The 2013 Chianti Classico Anteprima

This year’s Chianti Classico Anteprima was once again held in Florence’s Stazione Leopolda, and as has been the case in the past it was beautifully organized. Unfortunately, for personal reasons I was only able to attend for one the two … Continue reading

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Three Wines From Santa Sofia

This January I attended the presentation of the 2009 Amarone della Valpolicella vintage, and among the wines I tasted was Santa Sofia, which was a barrel sample and still not together enough to show very well. Stefania Romellini contacted me … Continue reading

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Garantito IGP: The Cheese that Cast Out the Plows

This time Stefano Tesi takes the stand. In that spot there was a damn gorge, a damn chute, and a damn curve where during the winter every damned week there was a damn ice slide that dtopped the road for … Continue reading

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Garantito IGP: Time as an absolute value in wine – A 2006-1952 Taurasi Mastroberardino Vertical

By Luciano Pignataro “There are many different interpretations of Irpinia’s soil and its viticulture, but for us it is important to keep the helm steady, pointed towards the origin from which our story began.” This was the sense of the … Continue reading

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Garantito IGP: Armando in Borgo Ognissanti, Squaring a Round Peg

This time Carlo Macchi takes the stand. At one point, the solution to the enigma of the murdered man in the sealed room seemed easier to me. Let’s see if you’re better than I am. Here’s the situation: The first … Continue reading

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Benvenuto Vino Nobile: A Shift in Direction?

This year the producers of Vino Nobile di Montepulciano presented the 2010 vintage, together with Riserve from 2009 and a few older riserve and vineyard selections. To be quite honest, I wasn’t expecting that much when I sat down in … Continue reading

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