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An Honest Wine: Cecchi Sangiovese

2013 Cecchi Sangiovese di Toscana, Italy When I used to sell wine retail, from time to time, customers would approach me excitedly with a statement like this: “I tried Sangiovese last night and loved it, do you have any wines made from that grape?”  (more…)

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Chianti Classico is the Rodney Dangerfield of the Wine World

2012 Cecchi Chianti Classico DOCG, Tuscany, Italy Chianti Classico never gets the respect it should; it’s sort of the Rodney Dangerfield of the wine world. (more…)

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You love Barolo, but how do you feel about Nascetta?

Sure, you love Barolo, but how do you feel about Nascetta? Before you answer that question, let’s arm you with pertinent information about the wines of Rivetto from the Piedmont region of Italy. (more…)

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A Lovely Rendition of Rosso Veronese

Wine Review: 2012 Zenato Rosso Veronese IGT Alanera I was certainly smitten like a kitten with this lovely rendition of Rosso Veronese from Zenato called Alanera made primarily from the Corvina grape.  The blend is 55% Corvina 25% Rondinella, 10% Corvinone, 5% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon. (more…)

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Balanced Blackberry Cherry Assault! Try this Italian Barbera

Wine Review: 2010 Carlin de Paolo Barbera D’Asti Superiore, Piedmont, Italy What a pleasure to have the opportunity to taste this wine. The 2010 vintage is in its prime window of drinkability and should continue through 2017. (more…)

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2007 Ferrari Perle Trento Brut

Wine Review: 2007 Ferrari Perle Trento Brut, Italy This vintage Italian Brut from Ferrari is one of the finest sparklers I have tasted this year; it’s got snap, crackle and pop.  (more…)

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