Bolgheri

    Abolish the term 'second wine', says Ornellaia winemaker

    … version of the flagship wine,’ Heinz told Decanter.com. ‘It still has to stand up as a fine wine in its own right, not lie in the shadow of Ornellaia.’ While Ornellaia is Cabernet Sauvignon driven, Le Serre Nuove has been Merlot dominant since 2005, Heinz’s first vintage as winemaker.He said the distinction between the two wines would be further…

    4 readers - By Decanter

    Toledo Area Wine Events & Tastings: October 22-25, 2014

    … PM. Jim's 20th Wine Anniversary Party: 1. Terredora Fiano di Avellino – Italy. 2. Tres Picos Garnacha – Campo de Borja, Spain. 3. Tait Ball Buster – Australia. 4. Black Rock Petite Sirah – California. 5. Fin Amour – France. 6. Amor Fati Syrah – California. 7. Domain Tempier Bandol – South of France. 8. Lapostole Clos Apalta – Chile. 9. Alto Moncaya…

    5 readers - By Toledo Wines and Vines

    Wines of Antinori Tasting at Gasbarro’s – October 2014

    … Here we report on yet another outstanding wine tasting hosted by Mark Gasbarro, of Gasbarro’s Wines on Federal Hill in Providence. This time the wines belong to the Antinori Family. Ten wines were open and pouring, and Marco from Antinori was manning the table with the big guns. I started, appropriately, with the whites and the lighter reds…

    1 readers - By Red Wine Please!

    A Peek into the Mark Anthony Wine Portfolio

    … balance between red fruit flavours, spice, and minerality on the palate. Rating: Antinori Estates Il Bruciato Bolgheri DOC, 2012, Italy (SPEC $32.50) – One of my favourite wines of this tasting. It has a beautiful aroma of roses. Full body, dry and soft in the mouth, with cassis, red cherries, plums, and a mineral undercurrent. A high quality wine…

    3 readers - By Karl Mywinepal/ MyWinePal

    Timorasso, Melon from California & other cool wines & things this week

    … Here’s the link for the Facebook event page for my Bele Casel Prosecco and Prosecco Colfòndo tasting in Los Angeles week after next. Angelinos, please come out and taste with me… Man, it’s been an insane week. It’s only October 3 and OND (October-November-December, the busiest time of year for restaurants and people who sell wine) is already…

    1 readers - By Do Bianchi/ Do Bianchi

    Aia Vecchia and the International Maremma

    … throws himself into wine with as much enthusiasm as he did soccer. Happily, the wines his family makes give him plenty to be enthusiastic about. Over a very pleasant recent lunch at Craft Bar, Elio poured three of the family’s most important wines. (A fourth, Morellino di Scansano from the Grosseto property, is not imported at this time.) We started…

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

    A traditional afternoon with the wines of Carpineto

    …, 2012 was a good year, not too warm yet ripening occurred early, with the quality set to high, but the quantities were low. A winemaker’s vintage. Carpineto’s CC comes from the northern aspect of the appellation, from a conca (amphitheater) seven km’s east of Greve, by the piccolo hamlet of Dudda. It’s cooler in this part of Chianti, with more rock…

    4 readers - By Michael Godel/ Godello

    Bolgheri

    … Bolgheri Serdar Kahraman May 8, 2014 @sommblog Bolgheri – cradle of Italian wine culture, unique terroir, whose fame is based on the great wines of the world of international varieties. Phenomenon of Italian winemaking in the 1970`s was called Super Tuscan wines. Super Tuscan wines referred to wines produced in Tuscany, but not in accordance…

    4 readers - By Serdar Kahraman/ Sommblog