• Asteisms ~ Ingeniously Polite Insults

    … years, in my own finite knowledge world, I was trying to connect the dots between Asti, California and the word “astisms”… Yeah, I didn’t have the spelling down, nor did any search engines try to redirect me… So, for years I would drive through Asti, California and think, Astisms… Instead of Asteisms. Now, Asti, California will never be the same…

    Jo Diaz/ Wine Blog- 3 readers -
  • Gavi & Cortese – the place, the grape and a surprise

    … and minerality and complexity, there is even a nice touch of weight to the palate too and lovely balance. The finish is pretty long and there is a touch of attractive peach stone bitterness. Really lovely stuff and nicely balanced – 90/100 points. 2010 Morgassi Superiore Volo Azienda Agricola Morgassi Superiore Gavi del Commune di Gavi DOCg This Riserva…

    Quentin Sadler/ Quentin Sadler's Wine Page -
  • Piemonte Part 1 – first taste of Monferrato

    … known, but some quite obscure. As soon I told people that I was going to Piemonte they jumped to the conclusion that I would be visiting Barolo, but actually my destination was the much less well known Monferrato region. Monferrato covers the provinces of Alessandria and Asti, I was visiting the bit in Alessandria. For most of the time was I based…

    Quentin Sadler/ Quentin Sadler's Wine Page- 4 readers -
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