New from Campania

Donnachiara Taurasi Riserva 2012 – wonderful! (Photo ©Tom Hyland) It’s always a pleasure to taste Campanian wines, as I believe this is one of the three or four best wine regions in Italy, and it may just be the most underrated. Maybe it has something to do with this being the south of Italy, which is … Continue reading New from Campania

Sending the wrong message

$$$$$$$$$ I read an article a few days ago about how some Italian wines are now among the world’s most expensive. Titled “The World’s Most Valuable Italian Wines,” this brief article (actually, a lengthy paragraph) details how a relatively few Italian wines now rank very high on the list of the world’s most expensive wines. … Continue reading Sending the wrong message

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)

Taurasi- Three Marvelous Verticals (Part Two – Luigi Tecce)

Luigi Tecce (Photo ©Tom Hyland) There are producers that should best be described as specialists, just as with surgeons. Luigi Tecce is a specialist’s specialist when it comes to Taurasi, a fact I discovered when I was fortunate enough to taste a vertical of his “Poliphemo” Taurasi, a wine that truly is among the four or … Continue reading Taurasi- Three Marvelous Verticals (Part Two – Luigi Tecce)

Taurasi – Three Marvelous Verticals (Part One – Feudi di San Gregorio)

Taurasi Vineyard of Feudi di San Gregorio (Photo ©Tom Hyland) My recent trip to Campania focused on red wines from this lovely region. This was a welcome opportunity, as I’ve always been entranced by the delightful whites from here, most notably Greco di Tufo, Fiano di Avellino and Falanghina; the best examples of these wines are … Continue reading Taurasi – Three Marvelous Verticals (Part One – Feudi di San Gregorio)