Tag Archives: Carlo Macchi

Garantito IGP: Il Presidio a Portomaggiore – We’ll Hear More Of Them

Carlo Macchi gets dragged to the flatlands of Ferrara to try a restaurant opened by a friend of a friend — a common and often cringe-inducing fate for restaurant critics — and comes away much, much happier than he expected to. Continue reading

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Garantito IGP: Up there, a great “Belvedere,” and More

Giancarlo Montaldo introduces us to the Ristorante Belvedere in Montà (Piemonte, not far from Alba). Fine, fine cooking and a superb wine list! Continue reading

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Garantito IGP: Violetta’s Shaft of Sunlight in Calamandrana

This time Carlo Macchi takes the stand. It was November, and it was raining. Usually in the Astigiano November is DOC, and if it’s raining it’s DOCG. It was a DOCG Riserva type day, and together with the rest of … Continue reading

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GARANTITO IGP. Want a Pizza or Chianti?

This time Carlo Macchi takes the stand. The courageous but promising Man from Poggibonsi challenges his Neapolitan analog on his turf – pizza! – and given the review and the references, gets away with it for once. Though to call … 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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Garantito IGP: The Antica Torre a Barbaresco, Absolute Certainty

This time Carlo Macchi takes the stand: Every time I feel like Buridan’s Ass: I enter Barbaresco, drive to Piazza della Torre (the one with the once beautiful tower that is now flanked by a plexiglass monstrosity), park, and… find … Continue reading

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Garantito IGP: The Giulio Gambelli Prize Comes Down to the Wire

This time Carlo Macchi takes the stand. Almost a year has passed since Giulio Gambelli left us, and the prize in his name, aimed at young winemakers, under the age of 35, who make their wines following  his ideals, offering … Continue reading

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