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Nebbiolo Throughout Piedmont: Barolo, Barbaresco and Boca

Le Piane Boca 2008 “Consists of Nebbiolo (85%) and Vespolina grapes. This wine requires full maturity and is treated in the barrel for 3 to 4 years, and can then be stored for decades. The mineral composition of the porphyritic soil together with the characteristic structures of the Nebbiolo grapes allow “Boca” to become a full, expressive wine. Its flavour ... Read More »

What to Pour on Thanksgiving Day

Vineyards in the Fall

Ca’ Montanari Opera Lambrusco Amabile Lambrusco comes in a variety of styles, some are dry, like this one, some are not, all are sparkling – this bottling from Cleto Chiarli – made from the Sorbara clone, considered to produce the highest-quality, most aromatic Lambrusco – is one of our favorites. The growing region for Sorbara is just north of Modena ... Read More »

Pol Roger Champagne Tasting: Reserve Brut and Cuvee Sir Winston Churchill

Pol Roger Extra Cuvee de Reserve Brut “Fresh and open-knit, this chalky Champagne offers lively notes of green apple and crunchy white peach fruit, spring blossom, biscuit and candied lemon zest. Drink now through 2018.” 90 Points, Wine Spectator Pol Roger Cuvee Sir Winston Churchill “There’s a sense of quiet elegance and grace to this harmonious Champagne. Refined and lacy ... Read More »

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