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    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 a bit.

    9 readers - By Red Wine Please!

    An interview with Marcelo Papa, “Chile shouldn’t play the game of making blockbuster wines”

    An interview with Marcelo Papa, “Chile shouldn’t play the game of making blockbuster wines” Posted by winesleuth in All, Chile | 0 comments Sep 25, 14 Marcelo Papa, chief winemaker for Chilean brand, Concha y Toro, is a man on a mission to take Chilean wine back to it’s origins. Last night over a wine tasting and dinner, Marcelo told me, and a select group of wine writers, where ...

    11 readers - By The Wine Sleuth

      Nebbiolo of the day! Barolo Monvigliero by Castello di Verduno

      'na cica de vino. - - 6 readers - 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.

      World-class Wine Tasting in Providence Next Week

      The Wine Observer - - 4 readers - 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.

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

      The Wine Case - - 3 readers - 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 ...

      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.

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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.

      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

      … by the explorations of Aaron Burr cider, a producer that goes along the valley foraging forgotten and wild apple trees to produce unique and idiosyncratic cuvées with very precise profiles. It was very interesting to taste, side-by-side, two cuvées coming from two nearby sites, one lower and closer to the river, the other on poor soils, higher up…

      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

      … 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…

      3 readers - By Tom Hyland/ learnitalianwines

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

      … with a different style that we really liked. About $28. And the name is pronounced Shamus, or “James” in Gaelic. Produced by the Foley father/son team of James Sr. and James Jr. 5. 2012 Ceretto Langhe Arneis - we go to Piemonte for this wine, an Arneis from the Langhe DOC. This was one of our last stops, at the Winebow table as we chatted with Helen…

      9 readers - By Red Wine Please!

      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. I have…

      6 readers - By 'na cica de vino.

      #WineStudio Session XVII Rinascimento Rising

      … producers. Wine Tasting Notes: G.D. Vajra, Piemonte (non-certified organically grown grapes) The estate of GD Vajra is situated in Vergne, the highest village in the Commune of Barolo. Its vineyards are planted with Nebbiolo, Dolcetto and Barbera at heights of 350-400 meters, which result in distinctive and aromatic wines. The Vajra family is a group…

      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

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

      …, some dried herb, and wet, chalky stones.” the winemakers love the yellow slate where the vines grow. La Clarine making natural wines the natural way in the Sierra foothills; “adding no yeast, sulfur dioxide, oak chips, enzymes or concentrates in the cellar, and no chemicals, fertilizers or tillage in our vineyard.” We will buy again. So exotic…

      8 readers - By The Best of Wines

      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

      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

      Gavi & Cortese – the place, the grape and a surprise

      …The beautiful landscape of Gavi. The Santuario di Nostra Signora della Guardia dominates the landscape around Gavi. I have long had a soft spot for the wines of the Gavi DOCg and consider the best of them to be among the very finest white wines of Italy. My recent trip to the Province of Alessandria in Piemonte was a delight, I loved seeing it all…

      By Quentin Sadler/ Quentin Sadler's Wine Page