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    A New Book on Barolo & Barbaresco … plus a Related Item

    The University of California Press has just published Kerin O’Keefe’s Barolo and Barbaresco: The King and Queen of Italian Wines (346 pp, maps, photos, index: $39.95). I’ve been wanting to announce this ever since, over a year ago, I read the manuscript for the Press and enthusiastically recommended publication: To my mind, this is the most important book on these two great wines yet published.

    6 readers - By Tom Maresca/ Tom's Wine Line

    Nebbiolo of the day! Barolo Monvigliero by Castello di Verduno

    After shuffling through some 30 to 40 wines at last weeks Domenico Valentino tasting in NYC at I Trulli restaurant I stopped everything the second this nebbiolo entered my glass. Castello di Verduno makes some interesting, fun and easy drinking wines such as their bottlings of Pelaverga which include a bianco, a rosso and a sparkling rosato.

    6 readers - By 'na cica de vino.

      Aging Report: Borgogno Riserva Barolo Piemonte 1967

      Edible Arts - - 5 readers - Wine is extraordinary because, unlike other foods and beverages, it can improve with age. The best reason to drink aged wines is that they develop flavors and aromas that can only be experienced via the aging process. But that cannot be the only reason some of us are fascinated by aged wines because, frankly, some of them don’t have a lot of flavor left to experience.

      #WineStudio Session XVII – Rinascimento Rising with Italian Wine

      WineCompass - - 3 readers - For three weeks in September PROTOCOL Wine Studio featured Justin Gallen, owner Rinascimento Wine Company, an importer of Italian wines. We learned about Justin during the first #winestudio session as well as Eric Guy's podcast interview of Justin here. The second and third week's we continued to learn about Justin as well as sampling a few of his imports.

      Italy!

      Hogshead - A Wine Blog - - 2 readers - From white to red this post features an array of Italian wines so there is bound to be a wine for you. In focusing on two wines the 2012 Castelluccia Miano, Miano, Catarratto, Sicilia is made to good effect from the second most widely planted grape in Italy. The unique combination of acidity, creamy fruit, and chalk will last all week.

      1971 Barolo Fontanafredda at Maialino NYC

      'na cica de vino. - - 1 readers - Uncorking this 1971 Fontana Fredda Barolo this weekend at Maialino in New York City was reminiscent of opening a coffin in The Langhe and experiencing Nebbiolo zombies awakening from the dead to slowly climb into the glass. At first this wine smelled of rotten corpse, soil and maybe some tar for the sake of tradition.

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      1971 Barolo Fontanafredda at Maialino NYC

      … Uncorking this 1971 Fontana Fredda Barolo this weekend at Maialino in New York City was reminiscent of opening a coffin in The Langhe and experiencing Nebbiolo zombies awakening from the dead to slowly climb into the glass. At first this wine smelled of rotten corpse, soil and maybe some tar for the sake of tradition. Slowly…

      1 readers - By 'na cica de vino.

      A New Book on Barolo & Barbaresco … plus a Related Item

      …” as due to winemaker Alessandro Ceretto’s decision to turn away from new oak “to make wines,” she quotes him as saying, “that express terroir, that taste like they could only be from here.” For me, this is wonderful news: it’s great to have an estimable house like Ceretto rediscovering the true distinction of its region. I also had one other…

      6 readers - By Tom Maresca/ Tom's Wine Line

      Aging Report: Borgogno Riserva Barolo Piemonte 1967

      … although some—from Barolo, the best vintages of Bordeaux, a few Rieslings—have a reputation for aging 50-60 years. The question is whether they actually improve over that long span of time. At our recent Wine Elite San Diego meeting we opened this Barolo from 1967. Surprisingly, it still shows classic dried floral aromas and some tar, with licorice…

      5 readers - By Dwight Furrow/ Edible Arts

      The Three Big B's of Italy at SFWC

      … of the greatest wines of Italy, with its trademark calcareous soils and vineyard slopes contributing to the complex aromas of tar and roses and extremely long cellar life. Brunello – short for Brunello di Montalcino - is in the region of Tuscany, known for olive oil and lighter foods, and the 100% Sangiovese wines complement this cuisine…

      1 readers - By Wine Maven in Training

      Nebbiolo of the day! Barolo Monvigliero by Castello di Verduno

      … have worked a lot with their Pelavergas and some Barbaresco as well but tasting their Barolo is a different story. These expressions of Nebbiolo show that they aren't just about fun and games all the time but can put out a serious traditional styled bottle of Barolo that is absolutely delicious. Castello di Verduno gets their name from…

      6 readers - By 'na cica de vino.

      #WineStudio Session XVII – Rinascimento Rising with Italian Wine

      …". Nebbiolo, Dolcetto and Barbera are the grapes of choice and we started with the later in the 2011 G.D. Vajra Barbera d’Alba DOC. This wine starts with a tart cherry chocolate-tobacco aroma, followed by a silky smooth black fruit flavor, and finishes with nice acids. This was probably my favorite of the entire collection. The second wine…

      3 readers - By Todd M. Godbout/ WineCompass

      Italy!

      … the aftertaste. **(*) Now-2020. 2006 Falesco, Marciliano, Rosso Umbria – $22 Imported by The Rare Wine Co. This wine is a blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Cabernet Franc . Alcohol 13.5%. The nose revealed some greenhouse aromas. In the mouth were nice, tight black fruit flavors. The wine had a close vein of fruit but was mouth filling with clean…

      2 readers - By Aaron Nix Gomez/ Hogshead - A Wine Blog

      Best Italian Wine Awards 2014

      … – Tuscany 8 Valentini – Trebbiano D’Abruzzo 2010 – Abruzzo 9 Duemani – Duemani, 2011 – Tuscany 10 Giuseppe Mascarello e Figlio – Barolo Santo Stefano di Perno 2009 – Piedmont 11 Hut – Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2006 – Tuscany 12 Vietti – Barolo Lazzarito 2010 – Piedmont 13 Sottimano – Currà Barbaresco 2010 – Piedmont 14 Podere Poggio Ladders…

      12 readers - By Charles Scicolone/ Charles Scicolone on Wine

      Dueling Blind Barolo Vintages

      … Article and Tasting Notes by Eric Guido 2001 & 1999 Barolo Two classic vintages, both in need of time, yet just starting to show their early maturity. Why not put 2001 against 1999 in a blind tasting? We all have our preconceptions, which in some cases were shattered as we unveiled these wines. What’s more, recent reports on 2001 have…

      4 readers - By Eric Guido/ The V.I.P. Table

      Politics & Wine: Malibu About Face! Timing Raises Eyebrows.

      … – a great blending grape.” This wine is from Lessona which is one of those “off label” Piemonte communities that grow Nebbiolo, also know as Spanna in the Italian pre-alps. These communities are Gattinara, Ghemme, Valtelina, Bramaterra and Lessona. At least these are the one we know now. Forget Barolo and Barbaresco! Go north! Here is a very good link…

      8 readers - By The Best of Wines

      Wine Stories – NYC

      … the night was falling into a ‘favourite moment’ category when he started with a liqueur/aperitif! It was time to order and we both said what we wanted and Alfredo asked if we wanted wine for our meal. David said, “Yes, I think we should order a beautiful bottle of Barolo.” I almost fell off my chair. How the heck did he know about Barolo? Never once did…

      1 readers - By Christine Campbell/ Girls Go Grape

      Azelia San Rocco 2007 Barolo—on impulse

      … characteristics held up strong, telling me this wine has a lot of life still in it. I could have even drunk a glass on that fourth night, if I had been more desperate. But I wasn’t! I opened a kombucha instead … Filed under: Wine: Nebbiolo focus, Wine: Piemonte Tagged: 2007 Barolo, Azelia San Rocco Barolo, San Rocco, San Rocco Barolo…

      8 readers - By Marcella Newhouse/ enotecaMarcella

      Visiting Pierre Overnoy.

      … of excellent old Barolo that took eight hours to come around, I wasn’t quite in accordance. On the other hand, reduction is a huge issue with Jura wine, especially with Ploussard, and I do take it as a sign of quality when the wine is fresh as a daisy (and not smelling of farts) when it exists the bottle. The aromas were lovely right out of the gate…

      4 readers - By Sophie's Glass

      Flavio Roddolo: A True Langhe Legend

      …"I bottle the wines when I feel like it". This is a classic reply from Flavio Roddolo, a tough, legendary vigneron in the Langhe. When I asked what the difference was between his Dolcetto d'Alba and the Superiore, he chuckled, looked at Claudio and said in Piemontese, "She is worse than a woman"! I guess he doesn't like being asked too many…

      6 readers - By Anna Savino/ food wine blog | italiAnna

      A Final 2010 Barolo Visit: Burlotto

      …Burlotto – to give the estate its full name, Commendatore G. B. Burlotto – is a long-established Barolo producer that I have been late in coming to appreciate. For the last few years at Nebbiolo Prima (the annual blind tasting in Alba at which about 300 producers show their new releases to invited international wine…

      7 readers - By Tom Maresca/ Tom's Wine Line