Ponzi Vineyards 2007 Arneis, Willamette Valley

If Arneis from its home-base in Piedmont is unfamiliar to most American wine consumers, then its Oregon incarnation is likely to be downright bewildering. But one sip of this fruity, stony white will be enough to convince you that it’s worth a go–and maybe...

Director’s Cut….Piedmont and Tuscany, 1/26/08

Masciarello Freisa “Toetto”, 2001 Piemonte Paitin Barbera d’Alba “Serra Boella”, 2003 Piemonte Selvapiana Chianti Rufina Riserva “Vigna Bucerchiale”, 2003 Toscana Antinori Chianti Classico, 1999 Toscana Orlando Abrigo...

The Master’s Hand

Elvio Cogno’s reputation in the Piedmont was established long before he purchased his own property in Novello almost twenty years ago. His mark had been made at the renowned Marcarini estate in La Morra, bridging the theoretical gap between traditionalists and...