Posted: February 19, 2008 By Richard Betts
I recently spent a week in Italy with my wife, a couple of friends and the goal of gaining a better understanding of that fabled wine, Brunello di Montalcino. The town of Montalcino is a beautiful little hilltop hamlet in southern Tuscany about 90 minutes north of Rome or a couple hours south of Florence.
Posted: February 12, 2008 By Mitch Frank
Posted: January 17, 2008 By Eric Arnold
Posted: October 30, 2007 By Mitch Frank
Posted: October 16, 2007 By James Suckling
I drank the first bottle ever of Luce Brunello last night in a restaurant in Montevarchi near my house in Tuscany. It's a brand-new wine from the Frescobaldi family, who have been making a Super Tuscan wine at the Luce della Vite estate in Montalcino since 1993.
Posted: September 27, 2007 By James Suckling
I just found some notes in my back pocket of my jeans while walking down the street in Havana. They are a bit soggy from all the humidity in the air. They are tasting notes of Casanova di Neri Brunello di Montalcino Cerretalto – the fantastic single vineyard wine from the great Brunello di Montalcino producer.
Posted: September 6, 2007 By James Suckling
I was looking at the comments from my blog of Aug. 30 on Hardy Rodenstock and Jefferson bottles and it made me go back and read an article I wrote in 1998 on counterfeit wines. It was called “ A Taste of Deception : An exclusive look at counterfeit wine – a multimillion-dollar business.
Posted: August 29, 2007 By Mitch Frank
Posted: August 7, 2007 By James Suckling
I have been thinking about my colleague James Laube’s blog of August 3 when he discussed the option for winemakers to produce more non-vintage wines. And it made me think about how many people are already doing this – legally and illegally.
Posted: March 12, 2007 By James Suckling
Was it a dream? Did it really happen? For some reason, I find it almost hard to believe that on Saturday night, I drank every vintage of Château Le Pin ever bottled (1979-2004), and in Hong Kong no less.
Posted: March 9, 2007 By James Suckling
I think that people seem to forget that the same family who make the ultra-collectible and ultra-expensive Château Le Pin also make Vieux-Château-Certan. In fact, the Thienpont family has been making VCC for a hell of a lot longer than Le Pin.
Posted: February 13, 2007 By Eric Arnold
Posted: December 20, 2006 By Mitch Frank
Posted: December 18, 2006 By James Suckling
I felt like the referee at a sumo match, but the only wrestling being done was the debate over whether certain bottles were fake or not. We were drinking some of the greatest bottles (magnums) ever produced on the face of the earth during a dinner last night here in Hong Kong.
Posted: December 12, 2006 By Harvey Steiman
You taste a wine. You love it. You buy a few more bottles, pop one open a few weeks later, and... where has the magic gone? Or, conversely, you taste a wine. You're not impressed. A friend serves it a few weeks later, and.
Posted: October 13, 2005 By Jo Cooke
Posted: April 15, 2005 By Jo Cooke
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