Posts Tagged ‘Barolo’

Wine freshness defined, without just nostalgic, rose-tinted glasses

A tasting that brought home to me a certain nostalgia. A poster on the wine forum recently lamented the loss of Old School Bordeaux. He went so far as to give “faint praise” to the 1982 vintage, while extolling the virtues of the 70s and 60s. I found his comments a bit strange but […]


A great prelude to 2011: from Haut Brion 1966 to Dom Perignon 1996 and much more…

Holiday wines in Washington D.C., from 1966 Haut Brion to 1996 Dom Perignon, by way of several impressive Italians, set the tone for my 2011… May your New Year be above all marked by good health – that is what most reasonable people will say as we enter the end of 2010. But for wine […]


Decanter Great Italian Fine Wine Encounter: notes on Barolo and Tuscany, plus video!

I attended two wonderful master classes at yet another Decanter fine wine encounter – this time a full day concentrated on Italian wine on Saturday 15 May 2010. Almost 90 exhibitors, some rather famous, others often constituting hidden treasures. I did not taste as much as I wanted because I was slightly under the weather, […]

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