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    More Fine 2010 Barolo Visits: Paolo Scavino

    …It was very hard to find a bad wine, even a mediocre one, among the 2010 new releases that I tasted in Alba back in May, so that made my afternoon visits to individual producers (the blind-tasting sessions ran all morning) very pleasurable indeed. One that I particularly enjoyed was to the Paolo Scavino estate…

    1 readers - By Tom's Wine Line

    A wine made when Nixon was President reminds us just how sexy 'old' can be

    … of which memories are made. Fortunately, there were more wines to taste. There, on the counter, sat three very large bottles that towered over the others around them. Each was a Barolo, the famous wine from the region of the same name in Piedmont in northern Italy. Not only that, they were from the 1970s -- a ‘79, a ‘76 and a ‘70 to be precise…

    1 readers - By Vint-ed

    Piemonte Part 1 – first taste of Monferrato

    …I experienced my first wine trip to Piemonte the other week and I really enjoyed it. The countryside is beautiful, the variety of landscapes in a small area is quite extraordinary – totally flat around the Po Valley, but with … Continue reading…

    3 readers - By Quentin Sadler's Wine Page

    Notes on 2010 Barolo - more than 110 wines

    … Barolo landscape, early May morning (Photo ©Tom Hyland) I recently tasted more than 125 examples of Barolo from the 2010 vintage at the Nebbiolo Prima event in Alba, Piemonte. This event is held each year for a select few dozen journalists (about 70) from around the world, who taste the wines blind over the course of several…

    By Reflections on Wine

    Thirsty Thursday: Gaja, Dagromis, Barolo DOCG Italy 2007

    …So...Gaja. Angelo Gaja has pushed the Piedmont into the modern age. Considered one of the world's greatest winemakers, he brought small French barrique and international varieties to the trapped-in-tradition Piedmont. He's also pushed prices into the stratosphere. His basic Barbaresco runs $210 a bottle. So this Thirsty Thursday, we touch the hem of Gaja's divine robe with: Dagromis, Barolo DOCG Italy 2007: a mere $70. Continue reading →…

    By WAYWARD WINE

    Bold, beautiful Damilano Barolos

    …. Because of they are so highly valued, Barolos are typically sold in the U.S. for no less than $50-$60 and often for far more. Yet this tasting began with the Damilano Barolo Lecinquevigne 2009, a relatively new project for the winery. At $35, it is a “gift for the market,” according to Paolo. The wine was ruby with slightly browning at the edges from…

    1 readers - By Wine Lover's Journal

    Dinner with Piedmont Winemaker Gianpaolo Manzone

    … Gianpaolo Manzone represents the sixth generation of his family involved in the wine business in one aspect or another. His family has two plots of land that add up to 24 acres under vine. In addition to being the winemaker, Gianpaolo is also the vineyard manager for this property which sits is in two different town’s right in the midst…

    1 readers - By Gabe's View

    Pebble Beach: Nation’s Premier Food & Wine Event When it Comes to Wine

    … Opening Night Reception at Pebble Beach Food & Wine (all photos courtesy PBFW) The country’s greatest annual food and wine event with an emphasis on wine—featuring some of the world’s finest and most exclusive wines–ended this past Sunday in Pebble Beach, California. This was the seventh edition of Pebble Beach Food & Wine (PBFW…

    1 readers - By RJonWine.com