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    Panatela Pineau des Charentes

    by  • September 5, 2012 • All Posts, Wine Regions • 2 Comments

    The first time I ever had a glass of Pineau des Charentes was after a long, lovely meal in Paris a few years ago. We had actually already paid and walked out of the restaurant when the sight of an open table amongst the sidewalk diners lured us in for an after-dinner drink in...

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    Italian Wines

    by  • February 19, 2012 • All Posts, Wine Regions • 2 Comments

    So, in case you hadn’t guessed, I drank a bunch of wine while in Rome recently. And I kept that Italian wine train rolling for several weeks after that. So here are my notes from Rome, with a few other Italian wines I’ve recently enjoyed thrown in for good measure. I’m just guessing on some...

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    Spotlight on Dalla Terra

    by  • October 27, 2011 • All Posts, Wine Regions • 0 Comments

    Earlier this year I dropped in on a Dalla Terra portfolio tasting, and thoroughly enjoyed tasting a sample of the wide range of Italian wines – not to mention mingling with all those charming Italians! Here are a few highlights from that day: SPARKLING Adami NV Prosecco Treviso Brut Garbèl ($15). A pretty, frothy...

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    Soave for Summer

    by  • August 1, 2011 • All Posts, Wine Regions • 0 Comments

    My summer white wine obsession (this year) seems to be based mostly in Italy, including a classic favorite — Soave. This dry, crisp, white from the Veneto region is made in large quantities across a notably-expanded territory. Quality can vary depending on exactly where it’s from within the region (Soave is a great example of...

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    Some Tasty Spanish Reds…

    by  • June 30, 2011 • All Posts, Wine Regions • 0 Comments

    I recently devoted the better part of a month tasting red wines from all over Spain. The idea was to up my familiarity with the dizzying array of wines and styles and regions from this rapidly-evolving corner of the wine world. There’s a lot of experimentation going on here — with blends, with oak,...

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