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Remembering Barolo Trailblazer Luciano Sandrone

My tribute to the great barolista Luciano Sandrone

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Enrico Serafino Barolo and Barbaresco back to 1949: Indestructible Wines

Tasting decades-old fine wines is always a humbling, often memorable experience. Tasting a selection of older vintages of Enrico...

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Top 50 Italian Wines of 2022

Picking my top 50 was extremely difficult as I tried so many extraordinary wines, but here they are: 30 reds, 10 whites and 10 sparklers that excelled in 2022 and that showcase the class, stellar quality and unrivaled diversity of Italian wine. Enjoy!

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Franciacorta Rising

Franciacorta turns out world class Metodo Classicos that get better every year

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Brunello 2018 Classic, Cool Climate Wines

After tasting almost 170 2018 Brunello di Montalcino, here’s everything you need to know about the vintage and the wines.

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Metodo Classico, Metodo Ancestrale, Asolo, Lambrusco di Sorbara and more

Just in time for the holidays, here are some of Italy’s top Metodo Classico and a few Metodo Ancestrale too from – Lessini Durello...

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Barolo 2019: A Sneak Peek (updated with new reviews)

After the stellar performance of the 2019 Barbarescos, including my first ever 100-point Barbaresco, anticipation is high for the 2019...

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Barolo 2018: Finesse, fragrance and freshness (updated with new reviews)

The 2018 Barolos boast elegance, energy and enticing aromatics. Defined by extremely refined, well-integrated tannins and balance,...

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Barbaresco 2019 Vintage Report: A Hallmark Vintage

The stunning 2019 Barbarescos shine a spot light on what was a fantastic vintage in the Langhe. And even though how a given vintage unfolds...

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Alta Langa: The Classy Sparkler from the Piedmont Hills

Italy makes world-class bottle-fermented sparklers, aka Metodo Classico, and some of the very best come from the hilly slopes of Piedmont...

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Alto Adige: Italy’s White Wine Wonderland

Italy’s northernmost wine producing region, Alto Adige makes some of best white wines in the country. Part of the Trentino-Alto Adige...

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Brunello di Montalcino 2017: concentrazione, alcol ed alcune stelle lucenti (aggiornato con i punteggi delle recensioni)

Il 2017 è stato uno degli anni più caldi e secchi mai registrati, e questo si riflette chiaramente nella maggior parte dei Brunello di...

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In cima al mondo dei vini bianchi: Alto Adige

In cima al mondo dei vini bianchi: Alto Adige di Kerin O’Keefe You can find the original English version of this article here: On Top...

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Brunello di Montalcino 2016: finezza, longevità e…l’elefante nella stanza

Dopo l’incredibile successo del Barolo 2016 che ha debuttato lo scorso anno, la frenesia intorno ai Brunello 2016 appena usciti è...

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Olivio Cavallotto 1930-2021: pioniere del Barolo e della viticoltura biologica

Olivio Cavallotto 1930-2021: pioniere del Barolo e della viticoltura biologica

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Barolo 2016: A Modern Day Classic – Updated with Reviews

Between March and April of this year, I reviewed 359 Barolos from the fantastic 2016 vintage. The reviews, out now in the latest issue of...

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Brunello di Montalcino 2015: il buono, il brutto e il cattivo (e il grande)

Per fortuna, nonostante le sfide, un buon numero di produttori hanno azzeccato tutte le mosse ed hanno realizzato Brunelli 2015 eccezionali con frutta succosa, freschezza ed equilibrio. Mentre alcuni mostrano un buon potenziale di invecchiamento, la maggior parte dei migliori vini avrà bisogno solo di qualche anno per arrivare al momento ideale per essere goduti, ma dovrebbero mantenersi bene per ulteriori 8-10 anni.

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