Valpolicella

  • Amarone – Amoré…Cantina Di Negrar 2010 DOCG

    … (appassimento) which concentrates the flavour and sugars which results in a high alcohol content – usually over a 15% and significant (for a dry red wine) residual sugar. Cantina Di Negrar‘s Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico 2010 weighs in at 15.5% ABV. and has 8 grams/litre of residual sugar. This is a full bodied wine to be savoured slowly…

    Christine Campbell/ Girls Go Grape
  • 62

    … the same wines on their wine lists: Mateus, Lancer’s, Wente Bros. Blanc de Blancs, Charles Krug Chenin Blanc, Mouton-Cadet, Weibel Green Hungarian, Blue Nun, Soave Bolla and Valpolicella and, for house wine, Inglenook Chablis. But it was at the Hungry Tiger that I discovered a much finer wine list, and Karen and I often ordered the Callaway Chenin…

    1 readers - Ron Washam/ HoseMaster of Wine™
  • Valpolicella: Time for Wine Tourism to take Center Stage

    … Stunning view from the terraced vineyards at Terre di Leone . Valpolicella is well known for its great wines — Valpolicella Classico, Valpolicella Superiore, Ripasso della Valpolicella and of course Amarone. (It should also be known for its sweet wine, Recioto della Valpolicella, but that’s another story.) But what about wine tourism? Sue…

    6 readers - Mike Veseth/ The Wine Economist
  • Perfect Summer Red

    … perfect. An hour in the fridge, or ten in the freezer – and you’re ready for the patio. Cannot understand why wineries present light reds in serious-looking packaging – with a traditional cork. Fun, light wines like this need to be in clear glass, with a screw cap, so the package tell the shopper what to expect. SARTORI 12 Valpolicella, Veneto, Italy 378109 $13.95 …

    2 readers - Billy's Best Bottles
  • Some Select Wines & Spirits Portfolio Gems

    …, red cherries and vanilla, together with light spice. Wow. Rating: Cesari Amarone Della Valpolicella, 2011, Italy (SPEC $79.99) – Nice nose, with berries and candied black fruit. Fuller bodied, round and soft, with sweet spice, red cherries and berry fruits. Balanced fruit and acidity. Rating: Grupo Faustino Campillo Gran Reserva Rioja, 2001…

    3 readers - Karl Mywinepal/ MyWinePal
  • Six wines to complement Masterchef Sophie’s recipes

    … this velvety, Valpol and the ripasso technique, which builds flavour and texture in the wine via partially dried grape skins from Amarone wines, has worked a treat. Unoaked and yet full and smooth with a cassis theme and loads of spice, this is an imposing and impressive wine. ‘Behind the Label’ – 2011 Chénas, Cuvée Vieilles Vignes, Hubert Lapierre…

    8 readers - Matthew Jukes
  • Get Ready for the Wine Industry Financial Symposium

    … Sue and I have just returned from a week in Northern Italy as guests of the Valpolicella Consorzio (look for a series of industry reports on Valpolicella and Prosecco in the coming weeks) and now we are getting ready to head to Napa, California for the Wine Industry Financial Symposium that will be held there on September 22 and 23. The theme…

    6 readers - Mike Veseth/ The Wine Economist
  • Traveling Winers Weekend Wine Picks – 15 Sept 2014

    … Explore a new wine this weekend! Whether you’re into dry, sweet, red, white, Italian, French or even “Hops”, consider trying our suggestions below! Traveling Winers Weekend Wine Picks Tom Joe “Hops ‘r Better” Winer Wine: 2011 Merlot Type: Red, Dry Vineyard: FlipFlop Wines Buy local A screw-top, that releases a great tasting wine at a even…

    The Vineyard Trail
  • #winePW 4: Sicily

    … that they be ground in a mortar and pestle, but I cheated. My bad. I chopped and sautéd half a yellow onion and added the ground pistachios, a pinch of crushed red pepper and enough olive oil to make a thick paste. To the pistachio onion mixture I added the heavy cream, a bit of finely grated Parmigiano Reggiano and a bit of freshly…

    4 readers - Pull That Cork