While Italy has barely finished harvesting what is generally considered a hot and early vintage, news has emerged that, against all common sense, the authorities have authorised must enrichment...
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...
Each February during the annual en primeur tastings organised throughout Tuscany, the organisers in Montalcino and Chianti Classico always prepare something to throw at us journalists, be it...
See also Chianti Classico - no shortage of news . Although the annual presentation of the Chianti Classico vintages – at which I tasted the following 150 wines – is not a real en primeur in...
The 2011 vintage in Italy has turned out to be the smallest vintage the country has produced since the 1940s. At the beginning of the harvest, Assoenologi, the Italian Association of Enologists,...
See also last week's report on the 2011 vintage in other European wine regions.
It is a sweltering early August day and I am in the car in Barolo heading towards Castiglione Falletto...
For the growing number of self-employed, the first half of February is the most financially painful time of the year. A cheque has just gone off to the Inland Revenue which puts into the shade...
Wine region in north central Portugal with the reputation of producing some of the country's best red wines. There is no doubt that the region has great potential. Locked in...
' 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...
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