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    The Ampeleia Estate in Maremma, Coastal Tuscany

    Wednesday, April 20, 2016

    The Ampeleia Estate in Maremma, Coastal Tuscany Proprietress Elisabetta Foradori, long well known for the lovely wines she produces in Trentino, has with the help of her highly-skilled team also been crafting great wines in the Maremma in coastal Tuscany for some years now, at the Ampeleia Estate. The top wine, named Ampeleia, is made from a blend dominated by [...]

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  • Castello Fonterutoli Gran Selezione

    Re-discovering Fine Chianti

    Wednesday, August 12, 2015

    It seems that proper Chianti is experiencing something of a renaissance, in light of which I recently shared a bottle of 2011 Chianti Classico Riserva from Antinori with friends. I was happily reminded of just how wonderful good Chianti can be. I’m not quite sure of the precise blend of this particular Chianti but the star, unsurprisingly, was Sangiovese – [...]

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  • 391

    Brunello di Montalcino 2010: A Landmark Vintage

    Friday, February 20, 2015

    Brunello di Montalcino 2010: A Landmark Vintage There are many who suggest that 2010 is the best Brunello vintage for a very long time, including 1997, which really is a bold claim. Certainly 2010 has produced a great number of excellent wines which are beautifully aromatic, loaded with classic Sangiovese character, purity and transparency, and which are full [...]

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  • Barrels In The Baudana Cellars

    The Effortless Beauty Of Barolo 2010

    Monday, August 11, 2014

    Most Barolo producers have now released their wines from the entirely brilliant and much talked about 2010 vintage. Press coverage has been deep and wide, the generous praise readily forthcoming – and quite rightly so. What is it then which makes Barolo just so special in 2010? Having now tasted a good number of seriously [...]

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  • Burgundy 2011 Vintage 006

    There is life beyond Bordeaux….

    Thursday, June 12, 2014

    Much has been written about the dismal state of the market.  A great deal of energy has been expended on the dynamics which have brought the Bordeaux market, specifically, to such a shocking place. But while Bordeaux continues to languish, the light dimmed further by the terrible 2013 primeur campaign, the market, thankfully, isn’t as narrow as simply [...]

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Apr
20

The Ampeleia Estate in Maremma, Coastal Tuscany

The Ampeleia Estate in Maremma, Coastal Tuscany Proprietress Elisabetta Foradori, long well known for the lovely wines she produces in Trentino, has with the help of her highly-skilled team also been crafting great wines in the Maremma in coastal Tuscany for some years now, at the Ampeleia Estate. The top wine, named Ampeleia, is made from a blend dominated by [...]

Read More
Castello Fonterutoli Gran Selezione
Aug
12

Re-discovering Fine Chianti

It seems that proper Chianti is experiencing something of a renaissance, in light of which I recently shared a bottle of 2011 Chianti Classico Riserva from Antinori with friends. I was happily reminded of just how wonderful good Chianti can be. I’m not quite sure of the precise blend of this particular Chianti but the star, unsurprisingly, was Sangiovese – [...]

Read More
391
Feb
20

Brunello di Montalcino 2010: A Landmark Vintage

Brunello di Montalcino 2010: A Landmark Vintage There are many who suggest that 2010 is the best Brunello vintage for a very long time, including 1997, which really is a bold claim. Certainly 2010 has produced a great number of excellent wines which are beautifully aromatic, loaded with classic Sangiovese character, purity and transparency, and which are full [...]

Read More
Barrels In The Baudana Cellars
Aug
11

The Effortless Beauty Of Barolo 2010

Most Barolo producers have now released their wines from the entirely brilliant and much talked about 2010 vintage. Press coverage has been deep and wide, the generous praise readily forthcoming – and quite rightly so. What is it then which makes Barolo just so special in 2010? Having now tasted a good number of seriously [...]

Read More
Burgundy 2011 Vintage 006
Jun
12

There is life beyond Bordeaux….

Much has been written about the dismal state of the market.  A great deal of energy has been expended on the dynamics which have brought the Bordeaux market, specifically, to such a shocking place. But while Bordeaux continues to languish, the light dimmed further by the terrible 2013 primeur campaign, the market, thankfully, isn’t as narrow as simply [...]

Read More
Burgundy 2011 Vintage 358
Feb
25

2010 Barolo – A Modern Day Classic

2010 Barolo – A Modern Day Classic:     The fine wine world is collectively poised to get its hands on Barolo from the star-in-the-making 2010 vintage. Releases are starting to hit the market now, with many more due over the coming weeks. The 2010 Barolo vintage is regarded as among the very best in [...]

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