Monthly Archives: July 2013

Garantito IGP: The 21st Mountain Wines Tasting

This time Lorenzo Colombo takes a look at how a major wine tasting is organized and amanged. Continue reading

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Villa Montepaldi: Teaching Means Doing, Too

Villa Montepaldi is one of the older estates in Chianti Classico. It now belongs to the University of Florence, which uses it as a teaching and reserach facility. They’re doing it right, too; the wines are quite nice. Continue reading

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Garantito IGP: Marano Lagunare, Another Friulian Delight

Marano Lagunare, on the coast in Friuli Venezia Giulia, is unique: A huge expanse of shallow bays, and a spectacular wildlife refuge. Well worth a visit! Continue reading

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A Vertical of Valle D’Aosta DOC Muscat, from 2001 to 2011

The Valle D’Aosta boasts many interesting wines, including a fine Muscat made in the town of Chambrave. La Crotta de Vegneron, one of the more important cooperatives, presented a vertical from 2001 to 2011, and I was much impressed. Continue reading

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Garantito IGP: Gioda, The Cheese that Doesn’t Disappoint

Stefano Tesi takes a look at Gioda, a cheese developed to help farmers in Northern Italy put the scanty winter milkings to good use. Very fine, he says. Continue reading

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Pallagrello Bianco, The Wine Loved by the Bourbons: A Report for Garantito IGP

Luciano takes a look at a newly rediscovered Campanian white. Continue reading

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