My Own Italian Wine Reviews - 2007

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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 - 2007

Amarone And Friends

" I have a confession to make. I really thought that I had finished our series I Love Italian Wine and Food, and even wrote two articles drawing conclusions, one for the red wines and one for the white wines. And then I was tempted by a bottle of amarone, a specially made wine from the Veneto region of northern Italy. Why not do one last wine for the series?... "

Amarone And Friends

Riserva Wines

" ...I’m not convinced that it should be cellared until 2015-2020, which at this point seems a long way off. But for now... "

Riserva Wines

Reviewing The Whites

"...And now for the question that you’ve been waiting for; what about the quality, and in particular the quality as a function of price? That too varied widely, there were both positive and negative surprises. We sometimes overpaid and there were definitely some bargains. Which was which?... "

Reviewing The Whites

Reviewing The Reds

"...And now for the question that you’ve been waiting for; what about the quality, and in particular the quality as a function of price? That too varied widely, there were both positive and negative surprises. We sometimes overpaid and there were definitely some bargains. Which was which?... "

Reviewing The Reds

Aosta Valley Region, Piedmont Wine

" As stated above, little if any wine from the Aosta Valley region is available in North America. We had to settle for a Piedmont wine produced only a few miles away from the Aosta Valley. For some reason I can’t get out of my mind the 1905 George M. Cohan Broadway title tune (Only) Forty-five Minutes from Broadway, think of the changes it brings. Given that this is a DOCG... "

Aosta Valley Region, Piedmont Wine

The Bascilicata Region

"This was a wine that I was rooting for, prior to opening the bottle. It is a hard life for many people in bascilicata_fine_italian_red_wineilicata; perhaps that’s why the residents live longer than in most other Italian regions. But... "

The Bascilicata Region

Liguria Region, Tuscany Wine

"...Just when I was thinking that the wine was a chameleon, changing itself to match the food, I tried it with fresh pineapple. The pineapple... "

Liguria Region, Tuscany Wine

The Marche Region

"The best-known cheese in The marche_fine_italian_red_winehe is Casciotta d’Urbino, made from a combination of sheep’s milk and cow’s milk. None is available in my part of the world, so I settled for... "

The Marche Region

Tasting A Noble Sicilian Wine

"Personally, I would rather drink wine with food than without food. There were only a few sips left in the bottle but I was able to squeeze out two pairings. First I tried... "

Tasting A Noble Sicilian Wine

Vino Novello (New Wine)

"What is exactly is new wine (vino_novello_italian_new_wine novello in Italy; vin nouveau, often Beaujolais nouveau in France)? New wine is... "

Vino Novello (New Wine)

The Veneto Region

"Montasio cheese is a specialty of the Veneto region. It is made from cow’s milk and can have a sharp flavor when it ages. I was happy when ... "

The Veneto Region

The Sicily Region

"...The producer chooses this approach to retain the bright fruitiness and racy crispiness of the wine... "

The Sicily Region

The Friuli-Venezia Giuli Region

"I first tasted this wine with sesame seed covered... It was... "

The Friuli-Venezia Giuli Region

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