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)