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Tasting Notes: Unfamiliar Italy.

If only somebody would write a geography text book based on wine making, we would all have a better understanding of the world we live in and we would learn to enjoy wonderful wines made with a greater variety of grapes, winemakers and winemaking techniques. During my last blog I made mention of a couple tools that we all use in our daily lives but wine enthusiasts could make better use of when educating themselves about their wines. Google and Wikipedia. Use maps and varietel descriptions to familiarize Read more [...]

Tastng Notes: Puglia, and Sardegna

Most wine stores stock Italian wines the same way tour operators offer trips to the Mediterranean country. You might see a 10 day trip to Italy advertised as, 4 days in Rome, 3 in Milan, 2 in Tuscany and 1 day somewhere else to make you think you saw the entire country. Wine stores are much the same, 40% Tuscany, 30% Veneto, 20% Piemonte and 10% falling under the not so sexy header of “Other Italian.” My apologies to all the wine store managers out there reading this and feeling self conscious. I Read more [...]

Piemonte: Tasting Notes.

Italian. Wine. Intoxicating. Sexy. All of these words can easily be synonymous – but hardly imitable. Italian winemakers, men for the most part, tend to craft their wines into their ideal mistresses as Gepetto had made Pinocchio into his ideal son. Hence the floral aromas and and the full throttle flavours that often leave you moaning in delight. This is a country that does not make wines that you will make you want to pop Joan Baez into the CD player. Make room on your playlist for classical music Read more [...]
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