One White, One Red, Two Terroirs. All Italian Identity.

It’s no secret when it comes to Italian wines that the finest examples are made from indigenous varieties by individuals that have been working with vineyards in their homelands for decades, perhaps even longer. It’s what the Italians call anima or soul, and it’s what makes these wines so authentic, so exciting and so distinctive. I … Continue reading One White, One Red, Two Terroirs. All Italian Identity.

2010 Barolo – Values and Legendary Wines – Notes on more than 100 Releases

  The town of Barolo, early morning  (Photo ©Tom Hyland) I recently tasted more than 125 examples of Barolo from the 2010 vintage at the Nebbiolo Prima event in Alba, Piemonte. This event is held each year for a select few dozen journalists (about 70) from around the world, who taste the wines blind over … Continue reading 2010 Barolo – Values and Legendary Wines – Notes on more than 100 Releases

Roberto Voerzio – Memorable Wines and Words

Roberto Voerzio (Photo ©Tom Hyland) Roberto Voerzio was in Chicago yesterday. That may not seem like a earth-shattering statement, but when you consider that this celebrated Barolo producer was making his first visit to Chicago during only his second-ever trip to the United States, then you realize this was a very special day. There are several … Continue reading Roberto Voerzio – Memorable Wines and Words