Summery Deal: Aosta Müller Thurgau

The Val d'Aosta is a high valley in the Italian Alps, very close to the French border. It is the smallest and least populous region in...

Looking Forward: Le Piane Boca 2016

We talk about Le Piane often. New arrivals from this winery are quite simply exciting, and a new vintage of their flagship Boca is a...

Barbera Alert System ACT!VATED!!!

The picture of grapes above were found here, where you'll also find an interesting translation of an old description Barbera ... ... but...

Woof

Arf! What's going on? I kinda prefer this weather to the heat wave, so I dunno why I'm barking... it's just a little shocking. The cool...

Alpine Refreshment: Petite Arvine

La Crotta di Vegneron is a collective of about 120 growers with small scattered plots around Chambave, in the Vallée d'Aoste (due to the...

Return of the Jedi: Claré J.C. 2020

... did I say jedi? I think I meant nebi... nebbiolo... Vajra's Claré J.C. does seem to have some mind tricks up its sleeve... is it red,...

A True Favorite: Le Piane

One of the great wine estates in Piemonte, Le Piane is notable for so many reasons: sustainable and organic farming, a hands-off...

Bubbles and the Big Bitter One

Sparkling wine might be something enjoyed every day, if you ask me, but I do understand that it is fun to pop a cork and pour a round of...

Brunello Bash?

You've heard us bash Brunello di Montalcino before... sorry! not sorry... we don't get really excited about them very often, but we have...

Need to Know: Fratelli Alessandria 2016

When you walk into the cellars at Fratelli Alessandria, you can trace the growth of the facility by the changes in stonework, and you...

Worth the Hype: Oddero Barolo 2016

You've heard us say this before: vintage matters less than people and places. In Barolo, there has not been a genuinely disastrous...

Balanced Brawn

Aglianico must be counted as one of Italy's great red wine grapes, arguably next to Sangiovese and Nebbiolo in terms of raw potential,...

Le Piane Tasting with Christoph Kunzli

Christoph Künzli is a man of infectious charisma and joyful optimism. He also produces some of the finest wines you will find in Alto...