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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...
4 Styles of Wine Ideally Suited for Fall
Fall is my favorite season for being in the kitchen. It is all-to-tempting to wax poetic on hazelnuts and pumpkin, pear...
Before heading to Piedmont two years ago, I bought a bottle of Moscato d’Asti thinking it would...
A New Favorite White Wine: Roero Arneis
I’ve written quite a bit lately about Italy. For this, I am in no way apologetic. There...
Just Another Gorgeous Nebbiolo
Can this grape go wrong?
Basilicata’s Aglianico del Vulture
Yet another brilliant "home body" grape from Italy
Photo Essay: What Visiting Barolo Looks Like
An October Afternoon in the Commune of Barolo
Perfect Pairing: Fitou and Gattinara
Following French Subtlety with Italian Gusto
Box Wine Beauty
I’m only eight posts in to Opening a Bottle, and here I am writing about Opening a...