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Oct. 15, 2012 Issue  :  Savvy Shopper

Tuscan Bargains, Spicy Reds, West Coast Values

Posted: October 15, 2012  By Bruce Sanderson

Learn Wine  :  Ask Dr. Vinny

Can Lambrusco be a serious wine?

Posted: September 26, 2012  

News & Features  :  Tasting Highlights

13 Piedmont Reds for $20 or Less

New reviews of fresh, fruity Dolcettos from northwest Italy

Posted: September 14, 2012  By Bruce Sanderson

Learn Wine  :  Ask Dr. Vinny

Which grape is in Chianti?

Posted: September 10, 2012  

News & Features  :  What We're Drinking Now

Good Value at a Grand Award Winner

Planeta Cerasuolo di Vittoria 2010

Posted: August 21, 2012  By Thomas Matthews

News & Features  :  Tasting Highlights

10 Affordable Tuscan Reds

New reviews of Italian red wines from Chianti and beyond, all priced at $26 or less

Posted: August 17, 2012  By Bruce Sanderson

News & Features  :  News

Are Hornets the Secret of Good Wine?

New research finds hornets in Tuscany harbor winemaking yeast and pass on to grapes

Posted: August 17, 2012  By Stuart Fox

Blogs  :  Bruce Sanderson Decanted

Italy's Bubbly Answer to Pizza

Lettere, if you can find it, makes a sparkling pairing with Neopolitan pizza

Posted: August 10, 2012  By Bruce Sanderson

Nicola Marzovilla, owner of I Trulli restaurant in New York and the Italian wine importer Domenico Vaentino was on a mission.

"I found this great wine for pizza," he told me. "It's called Lettere. Let's get together and have some pizza."

News & Features  :  Tasting Highlights

12 Exciting Italian Whites

New reviews from Italy's Campania region in a range of styles, 6 priced at $20 or less

Posted: July 20, 2012  By Nathan Wesley

News & Features  :  Tasting Highlights

9 Plush Italian Reds

New reviews from Italy's Umbria region, where Sagrantino shines

Posted: June 29, 2012  By Nathan Wesley

News & Features  :  What We're Drinking Now

Old Italian Reds at an Old-School Italian

Castellare di Castellina Toscana I Sodi di San Niccolo 1997

Posted: June 28, 2012  By Thomas Matthews

June 15, 2012 Issue  :  News

Italy’s Best Under One Roof

Posted: June 15, 2012  By Thomas Matthews

News & Features  :  Tasting Highlights

11 Italian Whites

New reviews of Soave Classicos from the Veneto, perfect for summer sipping or pairing with food

Posted: June 15, 2012  By Alison Napjus

Blogs  :  Harvey Steiman At Large

Remembering Aldo Conterno

A rock of reason in Barolo

Posted: June 4, 2012  By Harvey Steiman

I had not seen Aldo Conterno, the legendary Barolo producer, in more than 20 years. I had made an appointment to visit him at the winery outside the town of Monforte d’Alba while on vacation with my wife. We drove up to the hilltop building on a showery Monday morning in April. Aldo’s son Giacamo met us and conveyed his father’s regrets that he could not be there. He was in a hospital recovering from pneumonia.

Late last week, when the sad news reached us that Aldo was dead at 81, I flashed back to a sunny day in the late 1980s when I first visited him at the winery. We sat in the warm courtyard after the obligatory tour of the cellar and a drive through the vineyard, and talked about the revolution that was under way in Piemonte.

News & Features  :  News

Barolo Legend Aldo Conterno Dies at 81

Italian pioneer helped put Piedmont's great wines on the world's tables

Posted: June 1, 2012  By Mitch Frank

Blogs  :  Harvey Steiman At Large

Dining High Points in France and Italy

Memorable food and wine, despite going (mostly) casual

Posted: May 16, 2012  By Harvey Steiman

On vacation, with stops in Paris, Lyon, Piemonte and Liguria, my wife and I mostly avoided high-profile restaurants and opted for less-expensive wines. Still we ate well and drank a satisfying array of local favorites.

Highlights included a Paul Bocuse project and the "best tajarin ever," at Trattoria Antica Torre in Barbaresco.

News & Features  :  Tasting Highlights

12 Northern Italian Finds

New reviews of reds and sparklers from Italy's underappreciated Lombardy region, including great values

Posted: May 4, 2012  By Alison Napjus

April 30, 2012 Issue  :  Features

Vintner Portraits

Posted: April 30, 2012  By Bruce Sanderson

April 30, 2012 Issue  :  Tasting Reports

Piedmont on the Ascent

Back-to-back successes for Barbaresco and Barolo highlight a string of fine vintages

Posted: April 30, 2012  By Bruce Sanderson

April 30, 2012 Issue  :  Alphabetical Listing

Piedmont Alphabetical Listing

Posted: April 30, 2012  

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