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Glorious Italians – Barolo, Brunello and Amarone

The single most fun wine event for me so far this year, as well as the most excessive (i.e., 26 wines amongst 10 people), was a mid-week dinner featuring a host of mature Italian wines—Barolos, Brunellos and Amarones—along with some tasty white Burgundies as starters. Continue reading

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More 2006 Barolo: Clerico, Corino, Pira, Revello

This tasting of bottlings from Domenico Clerico, Renato Corino, Luigi Pira and Revello certainly reinforced my impression that ’06 is a delicious, appealing and ageworthy vintage for Barolo. The Clericos, in particular, are complex, tasty and most impressive. I also very much liked the Renato Corino Rocche and the Pira Marenca, from neighboring vineyard sites in the La Morra area of Barolo. Continue reading

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