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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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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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Olivio Cavallotto 1930-2021: Pioneer in single-vineyard Barolo and organic viticulture

Olivio Cavallotto 1930-2021, pioneer in single-vineyard Barolo and organic viticulture

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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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Barolo 2016: un moderno Classico – Aggiornato e con le recensioni

Tra marzo e aprile di quest’anno, ho recensito 359 Barolo della fantastica annata 2016. Le recensioni, ora disponibili...

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Barolo 2016: A Modern Day Classic

Living just an hour drive from Piedmont, I spend a lot of time in the region, and travel there for days at a time at least nine or ten...

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Il momento migliore per bere quel Barolo? Forse proprio adesso!

Uno dei più grandi equivoci sul Barolo è che bisogna aspettare decenni prima che i vini siano pronti da bere. Sebbene una volta questo...

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Vini italiani: i miei top 30 del 2018

Nel corso del 2018 sono state pubblicate su Wine Enthusiast 3399 mie recensioni di vini italiani. Qui trovate l’elenco completo: Vini...

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Addio Giuseppe Rinaldi (in italiano)

Giuseppe “Beppe” Rinaldi, uno dei produttori più rispettati delle Langhe, è scomparso domenica 2 settembre all’età di...

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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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Traveling Back in Time With Nebbiolo

On November 18th, I traveled in a virtual time machine: a vertical tasting of 8 Nebbiolo-based wines from Alto Piemonte from 1842 to 1970....

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Alto Piemonte: the “Other” Nebbiolo

If you’re a fan of Nebbiolo – the sole grape behind Barolo and Barbaresco – you’ll love the radiant, mineral-driven Nebbiolos and...

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The Beauty of Barbaresco

One of Italy’s greatest wines is finally getting the attention it deserves. We take you through the vintages, the communes and the...

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Producers Strike Down Piemonte Nebbiolo DOC

After a meeting between producers and their consortia of the Piedmont region that lasted for more than four hours yesterday (September 12),...

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Why You Should Be Worried About Piemonte Nebbiolo

If you love Barolo, Barbaresco and other wines made with Nebbiolo, brace yourself for the worst proposal I’ve heard in years, and one...

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Barolo 2012: Balanced, Approachable and Enjoyable

Having recently returned from Barolo where I blind-tasted over 300 of the just released 2012s, it’s time to weigh in on the vintage,...

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Verduno: The village all Barolo fans should be checking out

If you’re into Italian wine, chances are you’ve already discovered Barolo, Italy’s most celebrated red wine along with its neighbor...

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Barolo e Barbaresco, il re e la regina dei vini italiani raccontati da Kerin O’Keefe (di Roberto Giuliani)

Kerin conosce molto bene il vino italiano, lo ha ampiamente dimostrato con precedenti pubblicazioni come “Franco Biondi Santi. Il...

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A measured, informative and very readable tour of Barolandia (by Nicolas Belfrage)

O’Keefe is a Bostonian wine journalist and author (published books include Franco Biondi Santi: The Gentleman of Brunello and Brunello di...

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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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Barolo and Barbaresco: the King and Queen of Italian wine (by Charles S. Taylor)

I would have welcomed O’Keefe’s profiles when I started my Barolo Odyssey. Her accurate profiles of producers I know make me...

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Books of the year 2014: Drink, from wine to gin (by Henry Jeffreys)

Barolo and Barbaresco: The King and Queen of Italian Wine by Kerin O’Keefe (University of California Press, £25) had me reaching for...

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A New Book on Barolo & Barbaresco … plus a Related Item (by Tom Maresca)

The University of California Press has just published Kerin O’Keefe’s Barolo and Barbaresco: The King and Queen of Italian Wines (346...

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A Great, New Book on Barolo and Barbaresco (by Ed McCarthy)

O’Keefe began writing about Italian wine full-time in 2002, writing some excellent articles in Decanter, a British wine magazine; she...

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Sip and turn a page (by Eric Asimov)

Among the world’s great wine regions, the Piedmont in northwestern Italy, home of Barolo and Barbaresco, has lagged far behind in...

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“Shameful” Ruling Over Barolo Borders

The expansion of the Cannubi ‘cru’ could cast “doubt on the credibility of all the vineyard boundaries” in the...

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Bruno Giacosa: Pioneering Precision in Piedmont

No discussion of Barolo and Barbaresco would be complete without mention of Bruno Giacosa, one of Italy’s most esteemed producers. Paolo...

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Visiting Piedmont on a Budget

The stars of Italy’s Piedmont region are Barolo, Barbaresco and white truffles, but it’s possible to get an authentic taste of the...

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Bartolo Mascarello

The classically crafted Barolos of Bartolo Mascarello are cult favorites of Barolophiles around the world. Unlike many of today’s top...

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Barolo 2009 and Riserva 2007

This year’s annual Nebbiolo Prima tastings in Alba showcased Barbaresco 2010, Barolo 2009, and the denominations’ Riservas – 2008...

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Conterno: Tradition Underscores Celebrated Barolo

Barolo doesn’t get any better than Giacomo Conterno. Kerin O’Keefe explains why. The prized wines include Cascina Francia and...

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Angelo Rocca (1948–2012): Barbaresco’s free thinker

The adventurous producer of some of Piedmont’s most acclaimed wines, Angelo Rocca was also a much-loved and respected figure in the...

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Italian legend Aldo Conterno dies

Legendary Barolo producer Aldo Conterno passed away in Monforte d’Alba in Piedmont at the age of 81. Aldo Conterno, who played a crucial...

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Pio Cesare

Refusing to be pigeonholed as either traditionalist or modernist, this historic Piedmontese winery is a staunch believer in blended wines,...

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Barbaresco 2008 and Riserva 2006

More than an understudy to Barolo, these powerful, elegant wines are stars in their own right, says Kerin O’Keefe – especially now that...

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Bruno Giacosa

This eminent Barolo producer has been around the block more than once since starting in wine 68 years ago. Kerin O’Keefe pays the great...

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Cavallotto. The road less traveled

Kerin O’Keefe visits the close and passionate Barolo family that has for generations been producing naturally grown, traditionally...

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Cult Barolo producer Teobaldo Cappellano dies

Teobaldo Cappellano, the respected and controversial Barolo producer, has died at 65. Cappellano – known to friends as Baldo – was an...

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Gaja Barbaresco over four decades: 1961-2003

Angelo Gaja, one of Italy’s most charismatic and successful  winemakers, is credited not only with drawing Barbaresco out of obscurity...

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Nebbiolo is viognier cousin, conference hears

Nebbiolo, one of Italy’s most famous black grape varieties, is related to the aromatic viognier, DNA boffins have found. The noble...

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