(Photo ©Tom Hyland) In a few short weeks, I will be in Alba for a special tasting called Nebbiolo Prima, an anteprima (preview) tasting of hundreds of new releases of wines produced exclusively from Nebbiolo. There will be releases of Roero Rosso from the 2011 vintage as well as similar wines from Barbaresco. But the highlight of … Continue reading Older Barolo – Terroir, Breeding and Class
1961 Fontanafredda Barolo On Tuesday night in Chicago, on a day where the high temperature reached a tick or two above 100 degrees, I hosted a Barolo dinner at Vivere Restaurant at The Italian Village. The fact that the dinner was sold out is not only testimony of the passion of the wonderful people who … Continue reading The Brilliance of Barolo – An Unforgettable Dinner
In my last post, I listed a few of my choices as the Best Italian Red Wines of 2011, focusing on Amarone as well as Barolo and Barbaresco. In part two, I will look at some other wines from Piemonte as well as several from Tuscany. Again, this is a partial list; for more information … Continue reading Best Italian Red Wines of the Year – Part Two
Aging caves at the cellar of Elio Grasso (Photo ©Tom Hyland) Without further ado, here is a partial list of my choices of the best Italian red wines of the year. A full list (along with the best whites of the year and a list of the best producers) can be found in the … Continue reading Best Italian Reds of the Year
Renato Ratti Winery, Annunziata (Photo ©Tom Hyland) A few months ago, I assembled the choices of several Italian wine authorities regarding Brunello di Montalcino. Today, we turn our attention to Barolo.