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In a nutshell: Lots of commercial Soave and Valpolicella, centre of dried-grape wine production. Main grapes: Corvina Veronese, Molinara, Rondinella (red); Garganega, Trebbiano...

Tags:  Veneto

This selection of tasting notes is thanks mostly to British importer Armit, whose Italians could easily furnish a national gallery of wine. The maestros are all familiar names - some classic, some...

This collection of 61 tasting notes was heralded in Walter's article on Amaronics . Perhaps another sign that the Valpolicella region could pay a little more attention to...

Tags:  Italy, Veneto, Amarone

Walter's tasting notes on the Amarone 2010s are now published. This year's presentation of the new Amarone 2010 vintage, tasting notes on which will follow tomorrow, was all about economics....

Tags:  Italy, Veneto, Amarone

The rival, royal warrant-holding wine merchants Berry Bros & Rudd and Justerini & Brooks face each other across London’s St James’s Street. For generations they specialised in the...

17 Jan - See additional information at the end of this article. January 2012 has torn away another human icon from the Italian wine scene. Only a few weeks after Giulio Gambelli passed...

Tags:  Italy, Veneto

See my overview of the current situation in Amarone - an unstoppable, if variable, force? Contrary to many other anteprima, or en primeur, tastings (see this guide to my recent...

Tags:  Amarone, Veneto

The 2007 harvest, recently showcased in an anteprima (en primeur) tasting of Amarones in Veneto (see my 65 tasting notes ), will be remembered in Valpolicella as the earliest of the last 70...

Tags:  Amarone, Veneto

Nick and I were invited to dinner almost as soon as we arrived in Singapore last week for the Room to Read dinner by wine importer Alan Wong, whom I'd last see at last March's Ridge...

Tags:  Veneto, Singapore

Last Monday 10 of Amarone's most illustrious producers assembled in London to attract attention to their collective attempts to halt the decline in price of what they consider one of Italy's most...

Tags:  Amarone, Veneto

Amarone, one of Italy's most famous wines, seems especially badly hit by the current economic situation, as outlined in Amarone - halting the decline? I was therefore fascinated...

Tags:  Veneto, Amarone

The Consorzio of Valpolicella has submitted a proposal to change the status of its two most famous wines, Recioto and Amarone, from DOC to DOCG to be approved by the Italian government. The...

Tags:  Amarone, Veneto

Ten of the most influential producers of Amarone have teamed up to reverse what they call the 'trading down' of one of Italy's most important wines, Amarone. The producers have formed an...

Tags:  Veneto, Amarone

See tasting notes on 2005 Amarones by the score To judge by production and sales statistics, the Veneto's richest red, Amarone, seems, at least for now, to be surviving the...

Tags:  Veneto, Amarone

See also Amarone - can quality be maintained? The Amarone producers who submitted their wines to the preview ( anteprima ) tasting of the just released, or soon to be bottled,...

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