Tag Archives: Barolo

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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Intro to Nebbiolo

Say it: Neh-BEE-ol-Oh  This bold and aristocratic character rules over Piedmont.  But don’t be intimidated, Nebbiolo is a cordial grape! Grape: Nebbiolo.  Though Pliny the Elder spoke highly of a grape in the Piedmont area which matches the description of … Continue reading

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Quiz: Which Italian Wine Are You?

Which Italian wine are you?  Take this quiz to find out! 1. When you are at a party you: A. Arrive late, everyone is glad that you came regardless if you came on-time. B. Show up with an awesome appetizer … Continue reading

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In Vino, Criticorum – When wine critics attack

There’s been a lot of chatter in the wine world lately regarding a statement by simultaneously hated and celebrated wine critic Robert M. Parker Jr.  Parker has unleashed a verbal whipping on unspecified wine writers and sommeliers, who he claims … Continue reading

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What’s That Mean? Understanding Italian Wine Labels

There’s a lot of info on those labels, and being in Italian certainly doesn’t make it look less mysterious to non-Italian speakers…  However the good news is that with respect to world wine labels, Italian labels are relatively easy to … Continue reading

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FAQ: Does it matter what glass I serve wine in?

FAQ: Does the style of glass actually matter when I’m serving wine? Answer:  Yes, in that the shape and size if your glass certainly has an effect on the wine inside it.  But this doesn’t mean you need to spend … Continue reading

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Wine & Food Buddies: White Truffles + the Wines of Piedmont

Pictured above, the Italian culinary equivalent of an edible diamond:  the white truffle (this handful here is worth 300 Euros!). Truffle season and its many festivals and feasts are upon us (it’s November).  Truffles are found throughout central and northern … Continue reading

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