Category Archives: Red Wines

The Italian Connection: Beaujolais Crus & Ancient Rome

The end of November is here and with it our tables are being adorned with French Beaujolais.  This ritualistic gulping down of Beaujolais is for good reason – not only is the freshly harvested and vinified Nouveau released on the … Continue reading

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Tasty Note: Cascina Roccalini Barbaresco 2010

The Wine: Cascina Roccalini – Barbaresco Vintage (=year): 2010 Producer: Roccalini Classified: DOCG (Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita) I Paid: ~$46 Grape: 100% Nebbiolo Region/Location: Cuneo, Piedmont, Italy A.B.V (Alcohol by Volume): 14.5% Aged: 20 months in large format … Continue reading

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Tasty Note: Grignolino del Monferrato Casalese DOC 2011

What on earth is “Grignolino“, you ask?  It’s a somewhat unappreciated Italian black grape variety that has its home in Italy’s prominent Piedmont region, in the areas of Asti and Monferrato.  It makes wines that are light, fruity, quaffable, and … Continue reading

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Italian Wine Regions: Piedmont

PIEDMONT Grapes and wine-making were first introduced to this Northern Italian region by the Greeks, much like the rest of Italy, being cultivated and pressed afterwards by the Romans (whose love for wine was responsible for many advances in wine … Continue reading

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What’s a “Super Tuscan”?

If I say Tuscany, you will probably think Chianti.  But there’s of course much more than Chianti to be found from Tuscan wines.  The one I’ll focus on here is the so-called Super Tuscan: a nickname for Tuscan wine stars … Continue reading

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Tasty Note: L’Orma Montefalco Sagrantino

Sagrantino is a hearty black grape that comes from the region of Umbria.  It tends to make deeply colored, full-bodied, tannic reds with black fruit flavors.  This particular bottle is no exception to that! This bottle’s important details: The Wine: … Continue reading

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