La Spinona, A Man’s Best Friend

La Spinona   La Spinona is a company that represents its founder Pietro Berutti, a man of great experience who believed in Barbaresco since the 1940s. Pietro‚Äôs son Gualtiero, an experienced veterinary surgeon, brought his expertise not only to the breeding of Piemontese cattle, but also to the cultivation of the vineyards and selection of […]

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A Poor Man’s Barolo And Barbaresco

¬†Chiavennasca (KEY–OV-UH-NASS-CUH) In The Northwest region of Italy known as Piedmont, Nebbiolo is used in 3 D.O.C.G villlages. Barolo, Barbaresco and Gattinara. All 3,Barolo the most popular are pretty pricey or at least around $45.00 Minimum Retail. In Langhe which is not a D.O.C.G. you get a better bang for your buck with Nebbiolo. In […]

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TAURASI….The BAROLO Of The South!!

When you think of World Class Italian Wines most people even if they are in the Restaurant Business think of the Grape Sangiovese from Tuscany which produces famous wines as Chianti and Brunello Di Montalcino and Nebbiolo which produces the famous wines in the Northwest region of Piemonte such as Barolo, Barbaresco and Gattinara. As […]

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In America “Reserve” Means Nothing, In Europe Riserva or Reserva Means EVERYTHING!

We have seen the word Reserve on many domestic wines from California, Washington State like the picture above of the Robert Mondavi Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon “Reserve”. Heck, even the crappy supermarket Kendall Jackson Chardonnay went from labeling it as the Vintner’s Blend to the Vintner;s “Reserve” just to market the wine to the uneducated […]

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