Still More 2012 Barolos – and a few older releases – Elvio Cogno and Poderi Oddero

Valter Fissore, winemaker, Elvio Cogno (Photo ©Tom Hyland) In my previous post, I included an update on the most recent examples of 2012 Barolo I had tasted last fall in Piemonte. This is an excellent vintage, one where the wines offer great typicity. Here are notes on a few more wines: _____ At Elvio Cogno in Novello, Valter … Continue reading Still More 2012 Barolos – and a few older releases – Elvio Cogno and Poderi Oddero

Tre Bicchieri Returns

The Tre Bicchieri tastings return next week in the United States! These trade-only tastings are presented by Gambero Rosso, the Italian wine bible, with their top-rated wines of the year (Tre bicchieri – “three glasses”) being tasted at events in Chicago, New York City and San Francisco. The first tasting will be held in Chicago on Tuesday, February 7; … Continue reading Tre Bicchieri Returns

The Music of Vino Nobile

Enrique Mazzola at harvest time (Photo by Adriano Farina) A classical conductor and his love for Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Enrique Mazzola is a classical conductor, who currently serves as the Musical Director for the Orchestre National d’ile de France. He is also in demand as a guest conductor for symphonies around the world. A native … Continue reading The Music of Vino Nobile