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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: The 2008 Vintage

The 2008 Brunello Vintage was judged a 4-star vintage in 2008, and while these evaluations do have to be taken with a grain of salt, I did hope it would be accurate as I entered the tasting room this year … Continue reading

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Three Older Wines

Like most people who write about wines, I often receive samples to taste – two of each kind the winery makes, lest one of the bottles be corked. The open bottles get drunk or given away, as do the lighter … Continue reading

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The Old Barolo From Marchesi di Barolo And More

The second IGP trip to langa comes to a close: we tasted about 250 wines between 2009 Barbaresco and 2008 Barolo, and also a few Riserve winemakers sent with their other wines. Tasting these wines without worrying about having to … Continue reading

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