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Banfi Belnero Toscana

Wine Review: Banfi Belnero Toscana IGT, Tuscany, Italy Belnero. Is it a Super Tuscan or just an IGT and what exactly does that mean? If it tastes as good as this one, it doesn’t really matter! (more…)

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Elena Walch Beyond the Clouds Chardonnay

Wine Review: 2012 Elena Walch Beyond the Clouds Chardonnay, Alto Adige, Italy Primarily consisting of Chardonnay from the Castel Ringberg Vineyard, the Elena Walch Beyond the Clouds Chardonnay is unique and exotic; a zippy, lively white wine that has a great honeysuckle, peach and lemon core that finishes strong. It is very complex, with a crescendo […]

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Paolo E Noemia D’Amico Falesia

Wine Review: 2011 Paolo E Noemia D’Amico Falesia Chardonnay, Lazio, Italy The winery harvested the grapes from 30 year old vines at a vineyard located between Rome and Florence, overlooking Umbria, in the gentile climate of Central Italy.  (more…)

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Donnafugata Mille e Una Notte Contessa

Wine Review: 2008 Donnafugata Mille e Una Notte Contessa Entellina, Sicily, Italy I’ve tasted my share of Sicilian Nero d’Avola wines, so trust me when I say the 2008 Donnafugata Mille e Una Notte Contessa is probably the best example I‘ve had—ever! Many critics compare this grape to Syrah, but this particular example is like no […]

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Sartori di Verona Villa Marzia Limoncello Lemon Liqueur

Sartori di Verona Villa Marzia Limoncello Lemon Liqueur, Italy I grew up working in the restaurant business in Memphis, Tennessee. The Italian family I worked for made their own Limoncello and it was an honor when I was invited to imbibe upon a tipple. On many occasions where I have worked with Italian chefs, I […]

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2009 Elena Walch Castel Ringberg Lagrein

Wine Review: Elena Walch Castel Ringberg Lagrein Alto Adige Riserva, Italy Wines from the Alto Adige region in Italy often bring tasting opportunities that are unique in so many ways. No other wines represent that statement better than the wines from Elena Walch. This 2009 Lagrein brings dark brooding joy as the aromas rev up […]

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