Italy, Piedmont: Barolo, Barbaresco & More – Lockdown Wines

This report contains more than 900 reviews of Barolo, Barbaresco, Roero, Langhe Nebbiolo, Barbera d’Alba, Barbera d’Asti, Alta Langa and more. These are the ultimate lockdown wines. You should lock...

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The Decameron: 100 Wines for Quarantine

As Giovanni Boccaccio teaches us in The Decameron, storytelling with a glass of wine, or two, will help us pass the time during this terrible crisis of COVID-2019…...

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Italy, Emilia Romagna: Wines to Pair with Tortellini

Every year in September, I head to Castelfranco Emilia to participate in the Dama del Tortellino festival that celebrates Italy’s ultimate comfort food: tortellini stuffed with three kinds of minced...

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Italy, Lazio: New Releases

La società de' li magnaccioni (The Society of "Big-Eaters") Ma che ce frega, ma che ce importa, (What do we care, what does it matter) se l'oste ar vino c'ha...

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Italy, Sicily: Etna (New Releases)

I am proud to present this terrific group of new releases from Sicily’s Etna volcano. As we watch the Etna star ascend, the quality bar on these volcanic wines rises...

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Italy, Campania: New Releases

Most of the 269 wines included in this report were tasted in the town of Cetara, Campania, that sits gloriously on the Amalfi Coast, basking in brilliant sunshine and awash...

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Italy, Alto Adige: New Releases

Alto Adige is finally stepping into the spotlight, and honestly, this newfound energy and excitement speaks to the momentum Italian wine is currently experiencing in general....

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Ornellaia 2016 Released – “Softness, Succulence and Structure”

At a price of £1,800 per 12×75, today’s release sits above all other vintages currently available in the market, including the equally-scored 2006 and 2010....

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Sassicaia 2016: "A Wine of Soaring Achievement"

On February 6, Sassicaia 2016 was released in the U.K. at £1,270 ($1,635) per 12×75.......

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Italy, Basilicata: New Releases – Part Two

The Vulture volcano in Basilicata (in the far south of Italy) is extinct. In fact, its last eruption occurred 133,000 years ago. Those explosions were so violent that the surrounding...

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