When Brunello is good it is very, very good. Made from the “Grosso” clone of the Sangiovese grape, it produces fuller, richer flavor than other
Italian white wines have a mixed reputation. Some people love them; others think they lack aromatic intensity and are innocuous. I’ve had a few that
There are thousands of grape varieties from which wine is made. But only a relative handful find their way to the international wine markets. Robert
A Trader Joe’s exclusive, the Salice Salentino is one of my go-to, everyday wines and has been for years. A simple but pleasing nose of
Italy is not known for its quality sparkling wines. Prosecco and the sparkling wines of Asti are pleasant enough, but both are produced using the
Would it be great if all wines were 100-point blockbusters? I don’t think so, even if we could afford them. Powerful, complex wines demand attention.