My Own Italian Wine Reviews - 2006

While I feel fine showcasing other people's wine articles, I'd like to give you the chance to read some of my own...

Every author feels that she or he is unique. I haven't seen a series of articles quite like mine. I love Italian wine and food and I writing a series on the wines and foods of Italy's twenty regions. That should keep me busy for some time, and I hope you'll join me on this journey. You may even find some bargains, I have. I am adding articles on a regular basis. Be sure to visit my other wine review series.

My Own Italian Wine Reviews - 2006

The Tuscany Region

"I remember when Chianti came in straw-covered bottles. In fact, I remember... "

The Tuscany Region

The Molise Region

"...I added too much cayenne pepper sauce, which was too harsh for the wine and for the fish itself. However, even with a deadened palate... "

The Molise Region

The Trentino-Alto Adige Region

"The wine was round, mouth-filling, a bit complex. The dominant taste was tobacco. But... "

The Trentino-Alto Adige Region

The Apulia Region

"The wine was mildly acidic and refreshing, and ... "

The Apulia Region

The Campania Region

"The best white wines often come from cold climates such as Germany and northern France. Who would have thought that... "

The Campania Region

The Lombardy Region

"I first tasted this wine with beef ribs. It was round... "

The Lombardy Region

The Abruzzi Region

"I didn't have the feeling that I was drinking a regular Montepulciano d'Abruzzo, but instead... "

The Abruzzi Region

The Sardinia Region

"...Some will say that such a humongous estate is unlikely to produce an outstanding wine. Such a claim may be incorrect, but this wine... "

The Sardinia Region

The Piedmont Region

"I found the wine very powerful, perhaps too strong for ... "

The Piedmont Region

The Latium Region

"The marketing materials for this wine mentioned raspberry, plum jam, leather, sweet spice, and tomato leaf. When looking for them I found ... "

The Latium Region

The Umbria Region

"I havenít always been happy with Italian Pinot Grigio, or for that matter with non-Italian Pinot Gris. These wines often are weak. However, I thought that this... "

The Umbria Region

The Emilia-Romagna Region

"Everybody has prejudices. I approached this bottle with several of them. It seems to me ... "

The Emilia-Romagna Region

The Calabria Region

"Some claim that Cirů is the oldest existing wine. It is said to come from a wine consumed by victorious Calabrian athletes on their return from the Olympics well over 2500 years ago. This DOC wine grows in the low hills near the Ionian Sea in eastern Calabria not far from the Sila Massif plateau. If you ask me, ... "

The Calabria Region

Launching a Series

"Did you know that Italy is divided into twenty regions? Each and every one produces wine, its own distinctive style or usually styles of wine that accompany its regional food specialties. Almost all regions produce wine for export to North America. Of course some regions are doing better than others, but in many cases regions that were once known for their bland, and perhaps baked wines, have turned the corner and are now making some excellent wines. Because the public is not yet generally aware of these wine-making regions, there are still bargains to be had. Keep posted, Iíll be making ... "

Launching a Series

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