New from Campania

Donnachiara Taurasi Riserva 2012 – wonderful! (Photo ©Tom Hyland) It’s always a pleasure to taste Campanian wines, as I believe this is one of the three or four best wine regions in Italy, and it may just be the most underrated. Maybe it has something to do with this being the south of Italy, which is … Continue reading New from Campania

Treasures from J. Hofstatter

Alto Adige – also known as Südtirol – is one of the loveliest wine regions in the world. Vineyards dominate the land, as seemingly every inch of this territory is planted to vines. Cool climate varieties such as Gewürztraminer, Sauvignon (Blanc), Chardonnay, Pinot Bianco and Pinot Nero (Pinot Noir) excel here, and the wines have … Continue reading Treasures from J. Hofstatter

Massolino Barolo – 2013

Franco Massolino (Photo ©Tom Hyland) I’ve been a fan of the various Barolos from the renowned Serralunga d’Alba producer Massolino for almost twenty years now. Traditionally made, these wines represent their origins beautifully and have what the Piemontese call anima – soul. A few words about Massolino. Established in 1896 by Giovanni Massolino, the winery is now … Continue reading Massolino Barolo – 2013