Sardinia

    Get Ready for Chairman’s Advantage

    … look to be quite an advantage. Talbingo Hill Shiraz South Eastern Australia 2014 ($6.99) I couldn’t find much information about this one online – just a few wine clubs selling the 2010 vintage of the reserve Shiraz for $17.99. No winery website at all suggests this is a label slapped on some bulk wine and at this price it’d be hard to be surprised…

    3 readers - By Mike Madaio/ Pennsylvania Vine Company

    Yeast odd-balls: Trying to understand flor

    … the subject of 34 studies published in the American Journal of Enology and Viticulture. Even still, how and why flor come and go isn’t something we understand well, and neither is what exactly makes flor yeast flor in the first place. Wine microbiology research is often very local: researchers study the vineyards and wines near them (they’re convenient…

    4 readers - By The Wine-o-scope

    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

    Even more from Italy!!!

    …, Passo Delle Mule, Nero d’Avola, Sicily and the 2008 Pio Cesare, Oltre, Langhe should be tried. You can drink the former while the later develops. For a few bucks more the 2007 Montepeloso, Eneo, Tuscany reminds me of an Italian claret that is entering middle age. Fun! I finally recommend you try the 2011 Pala, Cannonau di Sardegna Reserva. There…

    3 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

    Aia Vecchia and the International Maremma

    … with Vermentino, a lovely white wine from the grape of the same name. Most of the Vermentino coming to the US originates in Sardinia, but the Tuscan Maremma also shows a real aptitude for it. The bottle we tasted was a 2013, entirely handled in stainless steel and containing 5% Viognier, which contributed to its herbal/mineral aroma. The round, fruity palate…

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