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Top Value Red Wine (Yet Another): Floral Nebbiolo from Roero
I’m at a point in my Nebbiolo-drinking career where I honestly can’t say whether I prefer Barbaresco and Barolo...
The Long Story Arc of Barolo: Vietti’s Barolo di Castiglione Falletto
For a moment, think of the wine inside a bottle as a story. As you drink it, it...
Most Exciting White Wine of the Year: Kerner
They did it again, those winemaking monks of Abbazia di Novacella. After tasting their Schiava, Lagrein and Pinot...
So Awesome: Zenato “Ripassa” Valpolicella Superiore Ripasso
Back in April, I wrote about the Zenato family of Veneto’s Valpolicella region, and how their “baby...
Vietti and the Rascal: Roero Arneis
A conversation with Luca Currado on Piedmont's "White Nebbiolo"
Restoring My Faith in Barbaresco with Mario Giribaldi
I was there for merely an afternoon, but on a hazy day in October a few years back, I...
First-Taste Guide to Amarone della Valpolicella
The Dark Beast of Italian Wine
The Difficulty with Sangiovese
In Which I Admit That a Wine Has Me Flummoxed
Transcendent Barbera d’Alba with Pio Cesare
Some styles of wine have a clear echelon of quality, while others require a bit more triangulation to...
Black & White & Red All Over: Syrah-Viognier
I’ve been ignoring New World wines on Opening a Bottle lately, probably because I’m going through a roots phase...
A Different Expression of Nebbiolo: Valtellina Superiore
Recommending wines and writing about them isn’t a new phenomenon. Just ask Pliny the Elder or Leonardo...
Baby Amarone? Zenato’s “Alanera” Rosso Veronese
I can’t seem to get my head out of Italy and France. You’ll have to pardon me...