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Four wines. Nine people. Five people with whom I remembered to discuss the four wines. Put them all together and what do you get? The tasting that took place at my apartment on Saturday (well, a Saturday, anyway…sorry for the delay) much to the chagrin of neighbors everywhere. By which I mean, the neighbors in my immediate vicinity. While my last tasting had featured wines I’d received from Inter Beaujolais, this time I chose the theme myself. […]

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First things first: I admit to a bit of disingenuousness in posting this review after my writeup of the Wines of Chile event, because the Aglianocalypse, as fate would have it, happened to take place a few days prior. But one thing you should know about wine writers is that we’re actually masters of the space-time continuum, and even for a novice like myself, a bit of temporal shuffling is mere child’s play. So. Once upon a […]

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I’ve said before that Italy produces my favorite wines, and I’ve also said that my favorite grape is Nebbiolo (which, coincidentally, is considered the most noble Italian varietal). But don’t jump to any conclusions, because the real reason Italy is my #1 isn’t the character of one varietal alone: it’s that the country is home to a whole bunch of grapes (pun absolutely intended) that are both distinctive and delicious. Enter Aglianico. This grape, native to several […]

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