Tag: Italian wine

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Addio Giuseppe Rinaldi

One of Barolo’s most outspoken and respected producers, Giuseppe “Beppe” Rinaldi passed away on Sunday, September 2nd, at the age of...

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2013: Radiant, cool climate Brunellos for the cellar

If you want to experience the energy, elegance and age-worthy structure that first drew wine lovers and collectors to Brunello di...

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The Volcanic Wines of Italy

What sets apart some of the most exhilarating Italian wines today? New benchmarks for complexity and longevity have one thing in common:...

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Italy’s Amphora Wines: Back to the Future

Searching for the best way to make pure, terroir-driven wines, a few brave producers in Italy have traded in their temperature-controlled...

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Discover Italy’s Old Vine Wines

You’ve no doubt seen the term “old vines” on many wine labels (think Old Vine Zinfandel) but in Italy, the term takes on a whole...

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My favorite wines of 2015

Italian wines have never been more exciting. Here are some of the best that I tried over the last 12 months. One of the best aspects of my...

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Italy’s Most Collectible Wines

Thanks to a string of outstanding vintages over the last two decades, Italy’s most celebrated wine regions are on a roll: Barolo...

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Barolo and Barbaresco: A Conversation with Kerin O’Keefe (by Evan Dawson)

The best wine writers are willing to offend if it means telling the truth. That’s easier said than done. When a writer publishes an...

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The Great Debate: To Decant or Not?

Forget about arguments for or against trendy topics like Natural Wines and the existence of terroir, because nothing causes more debate...

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Hot Italian Wines: Is 15% abv the New 14%?

Vineyard practices and climate change have yielded wines with high alcohol levels that used to be seen only in New World bottlings. Italian...

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Italy’s long-lived whites

It’s generally assumed that Italian white wines are cheerful and made to be consumed during the first year after the harvest. And while...

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Italy and the American palate: debunking the myth

Wine drinkers in the United States have long been pigeonholed as obsessed with dark, oaky, powerful wines, and this perceived preference...

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Modest maestros

From the shadows of Italy’s famous consultant winemakers, who drove the country into the spotlight with cult bottlings from international...

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Meet the mavericks

They’re wild, they’re wacky, they have unconventional ideas – and they make some of Italy’s finest reds and whites....

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US love affair with Italy

Why the US can’t get enough of Italian wine. Food and wine have always been important for Italian Americans, and today many star US...

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Trend vs. Tradition. Italian wine styles under siege

A modern-day war is being waged in Italy’s most renowned and treasured wine regions. Of course there are no real battlefields and no...

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