Barolo is the greatest wine of Italy, in my considered opinion, and once again this summer, I made a pilgrimage to Alba to taste the new releases. Exactly 235 of them, to be precise, and now that I’m sufficiently recovered from encountering all of those tannins, I’m ready to weigh in on the 2009 vintage. That growing season was irregular and challenging in some important respects, producing wines that are--you guessed it--irregular and challenging.
Thanksgiving Wine: What to Serve, and How to Serve It Residents of the United States now consume more wine than any other nation in the world, and odds are overwhelming that they consume more of it on Thanksgiving Day than on any other day of the year. You might guess, on that basis, that we really know what we’re doing when picking wines for the occasion. However, almost all of the evidence runs to the contrary.
I returned from South Africa five weeks ago, where I spent more than seven days tasting very intensively across virtually every imaginable wine category…including fortified wines. I found so many terrific wines to review that I barely scratched the surface in my column last month, so you’ll find a substantial set of new reviews set below in this column. The quality of the wines included is absolutely stellar, but what is really astonishing is the value they offer.
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