Campania Whites – Best Wines from my recent trip (Part Two)

Piero Mastroberardino (Photo ©Tom Hyland) My recent 18-day trip to Italy was filled with so many great wines; this is part two of my report, focusing on the best whites I tried from Campania. One important thing that the newly released 2012 whites from Campania and other great white wine regions such as Marche and Alto … Continue reading Campania Whites – Best Wines from my recent trip (Part Two)

Taurasi – Three Marvelous Verticals – (Part Three- Mastroberardino)

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)

La Vendemmia- 2011

Fiano Vines at Santo Stefano, province of Avellino, Campania (Photo ©Tom Hyland) Harvest is on going throughout Italy. I asked a few producers to give me their thoughts on the 2011 growing season and harvest. Here are their comments. __________ Piero Mastroberardino – Director – Mastroberardino, Atripalda, Campania Winter was long and cold with less … Continue reading La Vendemmia- 2011