Monthly Archives: April 2013

Bardolino: Chiaretto Spumante, Chiaretto, and… Bardolino

It would seem obvious, but how one approaches a vintage presentation has a profound influence on how one sees the wine. And for the past few years, I have approached the Bardolino presentation in steps, starting with the Bardolino Chiaretto … Continue reading

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Bardolino: Chiaretto Spumante, Chiaretto, and… Bardolino

It would seem obvious, but how one approaches a vintage presentation has a profound influence on how one sees the wine. And for the past few years, I have approached the Bardolino presentation in steps, starting with the Bardolino Chiaretto … Continue reading

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Bardolino: Chiaretto Spumante, Chiaretto, and… Bardolino

It would seem obvious, but how one approaches a vintage presentation has a profound influence on how one sees the wine. And for the past few years, I have approached the Bardolino presentation in steps, starting with the Bardolino Chiaretto … Continue reading

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Garantito IGP: Mi Faccio Una Pera di Senape di Pere, or I’ll Shoot Up with Pear Mustard

This time Stefano Tesi takes the stand, and his title begs an explanation: In Italian slang farsi una pera doesn’t mean to have a pear, but rather shoot up heroin. There were three suspects. Actually, four, and to identify the … Continue reading

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Tasted at Vinitaly: Mastroberardino

This spring Pietro Mastroberardino organized a historic Taurasi vertical extending not quite to prehistory, but well into the mists of time. I was alas unable to attend, and was therefore forced to enjoy it vicariously, via Luciano Pignataro’s wonderful description … Continue reading

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A Couple of Delightful Surprises From Albino Piona

Albino Piona Campo del Selese Custozza DOC 1999 Angelo Peretti, the director of the Bardolino Consorzio, is a great fan of older whites, and told me he prefers to give Custozza at least a couple of years before opening it, … Continue reading

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Garantito Igp: The Johnny Come Latelys’ Fiano di Avellino 2011. Nine Great Wines

This time Luciano Pignataro takes the stand. Hooray for Johnny Come Latelys! After just a year the comment may seem like an exaggeration, but it’s not. Those who hold back in the world of wine respect the grapes, and therefore … Continue reading

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