Absenteeism is poisoning the Italian wine industry. Producers are shamelessly taking advantage of others.
Bertani enjoys a cult status in Valpolicella. A tasting of 1976 and 1967 Amarone shows why it’s fully justified.
Thoughts on the current condition of Amarone wine.
67 Amarones tasted, overall showing better than expected. And as always with blind tasting, some surprises.
A brilliant lunch in Verona, and what it says about the current economic mood.
Goodbye, Giuseppe Quintarelli. You will be remembered.
I’ve already expressed – obliquely – my sympathy for Soave, perhaps Northern Italy’s most widely known white wine appellation. ‘Widely known’ is an euphemism to describe the rock-bottom image Soave […]
A DOCG disaster Went to a friend’s house recently to go through a shipment of samples he received from Gambellara, an appellation from the Italian region of Veneto that was […]
I’ve cellared this bottle since 2004, and time has been gracious to it. Today, it has shown the complexity and interest of a maturing wine: an experience that no young […]