Italy versus France

You are invited to the heavyweight bout of the vinosphere.  France and Italy are going toe-to-toe in the tasting event of the season. Four rounds of wine against wine action will determine who will claim the coveted title of The Greatest Wine Of All Time. You will not...

Michele Chiarlo 2007 “Tortoniano” Barolo

Barolo is the luxury that no one should do without. In the world of wine, it is like royalty. When a bottle of Barolo is priced under $40, it’s often worth picking up. When it’s  under $40 and this good, it’s essential. Michele Chiarlo is one of the...

Terre da Vino 2009 “La Casa in Collina” Barbaresco

Lange wine review I am always looking for good values for Nebbiolo. The high quality $20 bottle is a rare and wonderful thing.  Typically that takes me to the larger Langhe region, plus Gattinara and Roero. The well-known regions of Barolo and Barbareso are rarely...

Giuseppe Cortese 2007 Nebbiolo, Langhe

The Cortese winery is located in the coveted Rabaja region of Barbaresco, and produces magnificent bottles from their vineyard. This bottle is the hidden gem of the vineyard: it is sourced from the same vineyards and vinified in the same manner as their much more...