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    World-class Wine Tasting in Providence Next Week

    World-class Wine Tasting in Providence Next Week On Thursday, October 16 Town Wine and Spirits of Rumford, Rhode Island, will be running a tasting of top-end wines from Michael Mondavi’s Folio collection. Town Wine and Spirits does not run a lot of tastings, but when they do, the wines are breathtaking so I always look forward to these events.

    4 readers - By Frederick Thurber/ The Wine Observer

    What defines a wine region? Questions following TasteCamp in the Hudson Valley

    The view at Millbrook Vineyards, in the lower Hudson Valley Defining the identity of a wine region is a tough thing, especially with young and emerging wine regions – which means a lot of them, in the New World. Over six editions of TasteCamp, since 2009, in Long Island, the Finger Lakes, Niagara, Virginia, Québec and now the Hudson Valley, last weekend, that has been a que ...

    3 readers - By The Wine Case

      Carignano del Sulcis – A Gem from Sardinia

      learnitalianwines - - 3 readers - Carignano del Sulcis – A Gem from Sardinia October 7, 2014 at 2:20 pm (Photo ©Tom Hyland) I’ve recently returned from a two week trip to Italy – my 63rd trip – finishing up in Piemonte. I’ll write about my time there soon, but for today’s post, I’d like to share some thoughts on the beginning of my trip, which was spent in the Sulcis area of Sardinia.

      Approachable 2010 Barolos

      learnitalianwines - - 1 readers - Approachable 2010 Barolos October 23, 2014 at 11:49 am Vineyards at Serralunga d’Alba in the heart of the Barolo zone with the snow-covered Alps in the background (Photo ©Tom Hyland) Eric Asimov, wine writer for the New York Times, penned an excellent column on October 17 about the 2010 Barolos. (read here).

      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.

      Three Chianti Wines from Banfi

      Cliff's Wine Picks - - 1 readers - This is based on wine provided by the winery or organization acting on their behalf. 2013 Bolla Chianti 2012 Castello Banfi Chianti Classico 2010 Castello Banfi Chianti Classico Riserva These samples were sent in conjunction with an online promotion to educate casual wine drinkers about the Chianti region and its different types of wines.

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      Three Chianti Wines from Banfi

      … for Chianti to be a blend of 70% Sangiovese, 15% Canaiolo and 15% Malvasia. Prior to this, Canaiolo had been the dominant grape in the blend. In the 1970s, most people’s idea of Chianti was a wine in a fiasco, the straw-covered bottle you’d find at inexpensive Italian restaurants and pizza parlors. At that time, with the growing popularity…

      1 readers - By Cliff's Wine Picks

      Studio Time with Rinascimento

      … bitterness on the finish needs time. 15 years? Probably not. But it definitely needs at least 3-5, and then it’ll be a beauty. 2010 vintage available at Empire Wine, Wine Library and Saratoga Wine. G.D. Vajra Barbera d’Alba 2011 (limited availability) A slightly more modern Barbera, with higher alcohol (14.5%) and some up front cherry flavor, but still…

      By Mike Madaio/ Pennsylvania Vine Company

      Approachable 2010 Barolos

      … Approachable 2010 Barolos October 23, 2014 at 11:49 am Vineyards at Serralunga d’Alba in the heart of the Barolo zone with the snow-covered Alps in the background (Photo ©Tom Hyland) Eric Asimov, wine writer for the New York Times, penned an excellent column on October 17 about the 2010 Barolos. (read here). I almost don’t even have to use…

      1 readers - By Tom Hyland/ learnitalianwines

      Fourteen wines that should be on your restaurant list

      … and good persistence. This is the all-around good guy, the one with an open invitation, the bridge from Estate to Dolomite to Csv. The well-adjusted one steps up its game to help win one for the team, especially out of the convivial 2013 vintage.” Last tasted October 2014 @CaveSpring Rustenberg John X Merriman 2011, Stellenbosch, South Africa…

      By Michael Godel/ Godello

      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.

      Roero row your boat, gently down the stream

      …Matteo Correggia Roero Arneis 2013 13% - Piemonte I don't really have a clear idea of the Arneis grape. And this bottle doesn't clarify things: it still seems like a neutral grape but without the fascinating neutrality that e.g. Muscadet can have. Sometimes neutrality is, paradoxically, one of the most interesting sensations in wine, especially…

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      What defines a wine region? Questions following TasteCamp in the Hudson Valley

      … Vineyard, a small producer located near Saratoga Springs, so far north of the region that he’s actually outside of the Hudson River Region AVA. Their labels bear the New York AVA, but not because they get their grapes from all over the state. There is something distinctive in those wines that I had more trouble finding, when tasting so many other…

      3 readers - By The Wine Case

      World-class Wine Tasting in Providence Next Week

      …. In addition to the Ornellaia, this tasting will feature a variety of other Italian wines. There will be a couple of wines from the Piemonte, a Barbaresco and a Barolo (“the wine of kings, the king of wines”). There will be a super Tuscan and a remarkable wine from Umbria called a Sagrantino. Whereas Super Tuscans are smooth and polished, Sagrantinos…

      4 readers - By Frederick Thurber/ The Wine Observer

      Carignano del Sulcis – A Gem from Sardinia

      … to medium-bodied, while others are full-bodied, meant for peak drinking some seven to twelve years (or more) after the vintage. Some are aged only in steel or cement tanks, while some are aged in barriques, thus resembling a more international style of wine. One of my favorite wines was the Cantina Mesa “Buio” (Buio is local dialect for “dark”). The 2013…

      3 readers - By Tom Hyland/ learnitalianwines

      Top Ten White Wines of the 2014 Newport Mansions Wine and Food Festival

      … Now it’s time for the top whites. (you can read about the Top Ten Reds here) We’ve been drinking more white wines lately, and due to that fact we’re expanding to a Top Ten list for whites. There were many good ones. A few trends were that Sauvignon Blanc was everywhere, Chardonnay is still everywhere, and the Rose craze seems to have died down…

      10 readers - By Red Wine Please!

      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 a better understanding of the moral values of the soil. That’s all." ~ Francesco Cirelli Cerasuolo d'Abruzzo 2013: certified organically grown grapes; skin contact for 10-12 hours; dark rosé color; cassis, subtle watermelon, and strawberry aromas; cranberry, tart red cherry, bit of saline and crabapple flavors; medium mouthfeel with plenty…

      2 readers - By Kovas Palubinskas/ 50 States of Wine

      Six wines to complement Masterchef Sophie’s recipes

      … Six stunning wines to challenge the senses and romance Sophie’s recipes this week in Weekend Magazine. 2013 Dolcetto d’Asti, Piemonte, Italy (£7.00, Marks & Spencer). The Dolcetto grape is often a belligerent sort, but this cheapie is feisty, tangy and crammed with red and black berry juice. It is a brilliantly evocative wine – accurate…

      8 readers - By Matthew Jukes

      What To Do With 100 Pounds Of Peppers!

      …Goodbye green beans, tomatoes and zucchini and hello red bell peppers! We have now transitioned into red pepper mania here in Piemonte. My mother-in-law has purchased about 100 lbs of peppers in the last 2 weeks for all kinds of dishes and preserves. Thankfully we are having a drizzly Fallish week so keeping the oven on all day isn't much…

      6 readers - By food wine blog | italiAnna