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    Alto Piemonte – please try harder

    One of Italy's most sought-after wine regions is, tantalisingly, yet to reach its full potential. April saw the presentation of the latest vintages…

    15 May 2019 Walter Speller
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    Bera 2017 Moscato d'Asti

    An unpretentious start to 2019.  From 11.80 Swiss francs, 280 Czech koruna, $14 (by the case only), 139 Swedish krona, €13.65, CA$24.20, £17.50,…

    28 Dec 2018 Tamlyn Currin
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    Another piece of Piemonte

    About half of the 71 wines reviewed in this article were tasted at the Nebbiolo Day hosted by our own Walter Speller in London last November…

    2 Jul 2018 Richard Hemming MW
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    ​Roberto Conterno buys Nervi

    See also Walter's final tranche of 133 tasting notes on the surprising 2014 vintage in Barolo, also published today. 3 May 2018 Updated with news of…

    30 Apr 2018 Walter Speller
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    Alto Piemonte – earlier bottling please

    The wines of Alto Piemonte, a string of tiny, jewel-like denominations in the north of Piemonte, remain a thing of beauty. (This picture of Bramaterra…

    11 Apr 2018 Walter Speller
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    Reta's 2016 European tour - part 1

    Author of this report, Marcelo Retamal, technical director of De Martino, is one of the most respected winemakers in Chile. One of many things that…

    14 Aug 2017 Guest contributor
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    Alto Piemonte rediscovered

    See this guide to all Walter's articles this year on major tastings of Piemonte wines. Few wine regions in Italy attract as much attention as Etna…

    31 May 2017 Walter Speller
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    Gattinara - bargain Nebbiolo

    See also today's article Brexit as seen from Italy. During the final stages of the project to map the vineyards of Gattinara (my picture shows…

    25 Jul 2016 Walter Speller
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    Gattinara is mapped at last

    My heart always skips a beat when I stumble on a piece of evidence that demonstrates that Italy has a quality-focused wine culture that is at least as…

    14 Jun 2016 Walter Speller
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    Cristiano Garella - digging up Alto Piemonte crus

    Alto Piemonte may be experiencing some serious hype among New York sommeliers, but is little known in the UK. And no wonder: it is a largely forgotten…

    12 Feb 2016 Walter Speller
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    Walter's Alto Piemontese secret

    Every time Piemonte is mentioned, attention is automatically drawn to Barolo and Barbaresco. This large collection of tasting notes dedicated to…

    30 Mar 2015 Walter Speller