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Gaja For The Rest of Us: Ca'Marcanda Promis 2013 Bolgheri Tuscany Italy

Winter closes in.  For sad psychological reasons, I now don jackets or sweaters to enjoy chilled whites.  I suppose a red will not hurt.  Also, we have guests and pizza for dinner.   435 more words

The Random Samples (Imports)—11/28/16

It is time for another edition of “Random Samples”–I occasionally get samples from marketing agencies and/or producers, and these can often be grouped together into some sort of over-arching theme:  811 more words


Verbena B.di Montalcino 2009

Verbena, DOCG Brunello di Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy, 2009

Brunello is a clone of sangiovese grosso, ideally suited to the Montalcino terroir, which is warmer, drier and more elevated (so cooler nights) than the Chianti Classico and Chianti regions, so higher ripeness, body and alcohol. 330 more words

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There is Still Time!

I find it hard to believe that most Americans wait until right before dinner to make their wine purchases, but I hear far too often that wine drinkers in this country “age” their wines, on average, about two hours between purchase to consumption. 843 more words


Morricone Would Be Proud

Medium garnet.  New Lincoln Logs and shag carpet around the fire showcase the base nuances of a well-spiced and not overwrought Super-Tuscan where bright pizza sauce almond butter sunny fruit breathes out fast into a far more sultry experience involving citrus rind and well-used playing cards while the lipstick fruit toys with oxidation and oakleaf tannins. 20 more words


Mid-Week Wine: Sangiovese, beyond Tuscany

While sangiovese is best known as the grape of Tuscany and appellations Chianti and Brunello, it is grown throughout Italy and is the country’s most planted grape variety. 200 more words


Bloody marvellous or bullshit and vinegar? Wine tasting in Montepulciano

The tour: Avignonesi (Montepulciano and Cortona)

As we drove through the vineyards of Avignonesi’s  Le Capezzine estate in Montepulciano towards the purpose-built visitor centre… 2,073 more words