Wine Wednesday: Re Manfredi Aglianico del Vulture

This week's wine Wednesday is dedicated to Re Manfredi's Aglianico del Vulture from Basilicata. The winery has 120 hectares and the vineyard that makes this wine is at 420 meters above sea level. I tasted it last at this year's Gambero Rosso Tre Bicchieri event. The woman who was showcasing the wine, Tiziana from GIV... Continue Reading →

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Wines from the Valtellina: Nino Negri Sfursat 5 Stelle 2011

Last week's Italian extravaganza of wines included some wines from the Valtellina in Lombardy, particularly this one from Nino Negri. I got about 10 text messages from a friend who lives in the Valtellina last week asking me if I had seen that Eric Asimov had finally taken note of Valtellina. Yes I had read... Continue Reading →

Tre Bicchieri Tasting Today

Today is the Tre Bicchieri tasting. Although people are constantly critical of these types of shows or of awards in general, no one can say they don't give us wine geeks the chance to try a lot of great wine. The show organized by Gambero Rosso gave out over 400 awards of three glasses,their top... Continue Reading →

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