Simply Sublime

Claudio Tipa, proprietor, Poggio di Sotto, Castelnuovo dell’Abate, Montalcino (Photo ©Tom Hyland) My latest print article appears in the August 31 issue of Sommelier Journal, one of this country’s finest wine publications. The article is about Brunello di Montalcino and you can read it by clicking on this link. In the article, I discuss the current … Continue reading Simply Sublime

Brunello di Montalcino – 2007 normale and 2006 Riserva

Plaque honoring the 2007 Brunello vintage in the main square of Montalcino (Photo by Tom Hyland) 2007 Brunello- Triumph of the Traditionalists I’ve just returned from Montalcino, where I attended the annual Benvenuto Brunello event along with several dozen wine writers from around the world. This is an anteprima tasting, where wines that will be released later … Continue reading Brunello di Montalcino – 2007 normale and 2006 Riserva

“B”eautiful Italian Reds

    Text and photos ©Tom Hyland This past week I conducted a class at Perman Wine Selections in Chicago that included some of Italy’s finest and most famous wine types. I dubbed the class “Italy’s Killer B’s”; the wines tasted were examples of Brunello, Bolgheri, Barbera, Barbaresco and Barolo. 

Best Brunello Producers

    A few weeks ago, I wote a post on Brunello di Montalcino (read here) in which I discussed ths wine’s characteristics and makeup along with listing some of the finest producers. I thought readers would be interested in learning what some of the top authorities in Italy as well as this country think … Continue reading Best Brunello Producers