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  1. Wine Review: 2007 Maculan Pino & Toi

    Wine Review: 2007 Maculan Pino & Toi

    Unlike sweet Hungarian wines made from Tocai Friulano grapes, this Italian Pinot Blanc blend utilizes this curious grape to create an elegant and interesting combination of flavors and scents consisting of 60% Tocai Friulano, 25% Pinot Bianco, and 15% Pinot Grigio.  Fermented in stainless steel, the Pino & Toi is very fresh, aging little before bottling.  It is often recommended...
  2. Wine Review: “Ottone I” Piemont doc Barbera 2009

    Wine Review: “Ottone I” Piemont doc Barbera 2009

    I picked up a bottle of Cantine San Silvestro’s “Ottone I” Piemont doc Barbera 2009 the other night on a whim, not sure what to expect.  Consisting of 100% pure Barbera grapes from the Piedmont region of Northern Italy, this full red was simply bursting with big fruit flavors.  Ruby red in color with a soft-but-sound nose including black raspberry...
  3. Two Wines Reviewed by Chris Noel of Vintage Cellars

    Two Wines Reviewed by Chris Noel of Vintage Cellars

    For me, going wine tasting to me is like heading out to find new friends. You will find plenty that you only keep around for a short time, but every now and then you find those lifelong relationships that you want to last for years. I had the fortune to attend a wine tasting a few weeks ago, and just...
  4. A Guide to Italian Wines

    A Guide to Italian Wines

    Italians know their wine. But there are so many varietals from its sunny, breezy climes that sometimes the rest of us forget the difference between a Barbera and a Barbaresco. No fear: this handy guide will keep you straight. Italian Reds: Amarone: From the Veneto region come Corvina grapes, which are partially dried to make this big, full-bodied wine that...

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