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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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The 2009 Amarone: To be Approached with Caution

2009 was, once again, a modern high temperature vintage of the sort that those who planted their vineyards 20 or even 10 years ago couldn’t have foreseen. Put simply, it is getting warmer; before discussing 2009 the Consorzio’s agronomist told … Continue reading

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Garantito IGP: Tasting in Piemonte

This year Carlo, Luciano, Roberto, Stefano Pasquale and I returned to Piemonte to taste through the current releases of Barolo and Barbaresco once they had a little more time under their belts – the vintage presentation is in the spring, … Continue reading

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Wines tasted at the Sicilia En Primeur Presentation

After visiting the Marsala region, we transferred to Mount Etna for the Sicilia En Primeur Tasting. Given the number of wines — 194 — and the time allotted — a day — I tasted a selection, picking wines and wineries … Continue reading

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The First IGP Day in Langa

Working though oceans of rain that have hammered central and northern Italy, the Giovani Promettenti landed in Langa to taste Barolo and Barbaresco (next year, we promise to add Roero!). This morning at 9:00 sharp Carlo Macchi, with Luciano Pignataro, … Continue reading

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