Category Archives: Vintage Presentations

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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The 2013 Vernaccia di San Gimignano Anteprina

The Consorzio della Vernaccia di San Gimignano has by now established a successful formula for its Anteprima, presenting on the one hand a comparison between Vernaccia and another white wine, and on the other the latest releases. This year the … 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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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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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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