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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...
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...
Your New Steak Wine: Nero d’Avola
Steak. It’s America’s favorite excuse to open a red wine. Why is that? Perhaps its the thickness of the...
Dogliani: Serious Dolcetto
Northwest Italy’s Dolcetto is a funny little wine. The name means “little sweet one,” but a touch...
Eugenio Bocchino Suo di Giacomo: Recollections of Barolo
Every lover of fine wine has a singular moment that represents the birthplace of their passion. The proverbial...
Six Thanksgiving Wine Pairings to Consider
When you volunteer to bring wine to Thanksgiving dinner, do you really know what you are getting yourself...
Only in Northern Italy: The Simple Beauty of Lagrein
Italy is flush with indigenous grapes that don’t seem to thrive anywhere else. Of these, Lagrein is...