Opening the 1961 Mastroberardino Taurasi (Photo ©Tom Hyland) In my previous two posts (here and here), I wrote about marvelous vertical tastings of Taurasi from two first-rate producers: Feudi di San Gregorio and Luigi Tecce. As Taurasi is a significant red that does not receive the attention it deserves, it’s a pleasure experiencing the beautiful work … Continue reading Taurasi – Three Marvelous Verticals – (Part Three- Mastroberardino)
Fagottino con cicoria e caciocavallo con cream di ceci al profumo rosmarino Puff pastry with chicory and caciocavallo cheese with cream of chickpeas, rosemary fragrance (Photo ©Tom Hyland) Be it a humble trattoria or a celebrated ristorante, I’ve experienced many great meals in Italy, but few were as memorable as the magnificent lunch I enjoyed at Il Posto delle Rose Selvatiche during … Continue reading Un pranzo magnifico!
Browse these premium French wines. Fiano Vineyard at Montefalcione (Photo ©Tom Hyland) Per leggere questo articolo in italiano, clicca qui I recently returned from a two-week trip to Italy that included three days in Campania. As the majority of my trip was in red wines zones of Tuscany (Montalcino and Scansano), I needed to head to … Continue reading Campania Whites – 2010 and 2011 (Part One)
Here is my final post on the Best Italian Wines from the past year; this is the third entry on red wines. Again, this is a partial list, see the end of this post for more information on all of my selections. 2008 Grattamacco Bolgheri Superiore – The gorgeous wine zone of Bolgheri, located in … Continue reading Best Italian Red Wines of the Year – Part Three
As we head into the final few weeks of 2010, it’s time to look back on some of the more memorable wines of the year. I’ll list some of my top choices over the next few weeks, but for now, I’m focusing on the best values. This post is about Italian white wines, while the … Continue reading Best Values of the Year – Italian Whites
Fiano Vineyard of Mastroberardino, Santo Stefano del Sole (Photo ©Tom Hyland) Looking back on the first six months of the year, I am reminded of the wonderful Italian wines I’ve tasted in 2010. Perusing the lists of these bottlings, I’m once again reminded of the amazing variety of Italian wines – be they white, red, … Continue reading Doing it Their Own Way
Vincenzo Mercurio (Photo ©Tom Hyland) Falanghina, planted in all five provinces of Campania, has been a remarkable story over the past decade, its identity shifting from a simple high acid wine to one of richness and beautiful complexity, thanks to a handful of the region’s vintners. One of those winemakers is Vincenzo Mercurio, with whom … Continue reading The Future of Falanghina?