Dow’s Quinta Senhora da Ribeira 2001 Vintage Port

Here is a wine with a history. This vineyard was purchased by Dow in 1890, and soon became known as one of the top three vineyards in Portugal. By 1954, it was in decline, along with the entire port industry, and was sold off. In 1998, Dow repurchased the vineyard and...

Ch. Bastor Lamontagne 2007 Sauternes

Château Bastor-Lamontagne is not Château d’Yquem. It’s not one of the elite estates of the Sauternes region of Bordeaux. However, this producer offers up  a consistently great  quality-to-value, a rarity  in the region.  Considering that Château...

Ascoli Piceno

Cantine dei Colli Ripani Passerina “Ninfa Ripana”, 2004, Marche Verdicchio has been the shining star of white wine from the Marche since Fazzi-Battaglia hit the market with its fish shaped bottle over thirty years ago.Lesser known whites were pushed even...

Emidio Pepe Montepulciano

Emidio Pepe Montepulciano d’Abruzzo “Torano Nuovo”, 2001, DOC, Abruzzo Every now and then I come across a bottle that can only be described as an Al Pacino wine – you know, an experience that moves you to say “..hooo ahhh”, like the...