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Walter continues his reports from Nebbiolo Prima 2014 in Alba with these 126 tasting notes on 2011 Barbaresco and Roero and 2010 Roero Riserva and ponders the place of Roero. See also his...

Walter fired the opening salvo on Nebbiolo Prima 2014 and followed up with his notes on Barolo 2010s . This, the second of three tasting articles from Nebbiolo Prima, looks at the Riservas...

See also Walter's introduction to Barolo 2009 and his 218 tasting notes . The 2010 season was not unlike this year (2013), when an abundance of rain has created huge fungal...

Angelo Gaja speaks his mind, as you will see if you search on his name on this site or click on the Gaja tag below. This recent article , for example, spawned a long discussion on our Members'...

Tags:  Gaja, Barbaresco

The commune of Barbaresco, which was the focus of day one and much of the morning of day two of the four-day Nebbiolo Prima tastings in Piemonte has traditionally been described as more...

As promised on the forum (initially in this thread ) here are my notes from a blind tasting of Piemontese reds for British Airways. We will be publishing more notes specifically on 2004...

Restaurants open for myriad reasons: because a chef, or a sous-chef, wants to make their break for independence; because a restaurateur believes that he or she has put together the vital 'dream...

Ripaille Named cru on the south eastern shore of Lake Geneva whose name may be added to the French appellation Vin de Savoie . The wine is typically a slightly sparkling white made...

Rome, classical ' Vita vinum est ' ('Wine is life'), exclaimed Trimalchio to his dinner guests (Petronius, Satyricon 34). Wine was deeply embedded in Roman culture at all levels; it was...

I have had a particularly voluble response to my report last Saturday on wine in China (which will be supplemented by a more colourful, less businessy piece in a few weeks' time). It was mostly...

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The 1997 vintage was exceptional in Piemonte: famously ripe to overripe. It is clear from tasting all these wines that different producers have extremely different ideas about how such grapes...

Coonawarra with its supposedly distinctive terra rossa soil is Australia's earliest claimant to appellation status and, according to its growers, 'Australia's leading wine district'. However the...

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See also the overview  Barolo - the next big thing?     This collection of tasting notes on assorted current releases from Piemonte should be read in conjunction with yesterday's...

Now that we are confronted with ever more hot vintages, I am bracing myself for recurring tastings of wines that were the result (or victim, depending on the point of view) of high...

It is a regrettable fact that, despite Walter Speller's best efforts to inform and educate the British visitors to this website, in the UK most of us are pitifully ignorant about Italian...

Tags:  Barbaresco, Barolo
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