Category Archives: Miscellaneous

Tre Bicchieri Piemonte 2016

List over Tre Bicchieri in Piemonte is out. No real suprises here, except perhaps that there’s no Barbera from Alba (except Larigi), and that no winemaker got two…. Great to see both Corinos in there though!! Alta Langa Brut Zero … Continue reading

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Our Top 10 Value Wines of 2013

The season of lists continues, this time with great buys we have discovered in the 12 months behind us.  You might shake your head in disbelief as some (2) of these wines might top 40 dollars, but this is not … Continue reading

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The 2013 Gambero Rosso 3 Bicchieri – An Almost Comprehensive Guide To Italian Wine

Some get their wine tips from friends, others from their local wine shop.  Others again read various magazines about wine, and some even have their favorite pundits, whose advice they follow. For Italian wine, Antonio Galloni (WineAdvocate) and Bruce Sanderson … Continue reading

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Please Let Us Have an English Version of “A Wine Atlas of the Langhe”

Slow Food Editore’s “A Wine Atlas of the Langhe” is the most comprehensive guide to the Langhe/Piemonte wine region on the market today. Wines from the Langhe/Piemonte area are on the rise, and it’s safe to say that thousands of … Continue reading

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Is it possible to ever slow down the Bordeaux marketing machine?

Last week the vino writers, buyers, and sellers of the World went to Bordeaux, to taste the 2011 wines out of barrel.  Not a great vintage by any means, but even in the week leading up to the marketing event, … Continue reading

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Buying vintages, rather than wines, winemakers, appellations, or regions

Great winemakers make great wines regardless of vintages, their wines become expressions of the conditions in a given year, and if the conditions do not allow that they will not bottle their wines in certain years.  However, as we all … Continue reading

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Wine Journalism–Apples and Apples, or Apples and Pears?

The world’s best wine magazine (according to itself), Decanter (of UK), calls Bordeaux 2010 vintage “an embarrassment of riches”.  The same magazine says “Tight, Tannic” (a clever attempt at “Titanic” – the vintage is going down…?) about Barolo 2006.  One of their … Continue reading

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Top 10 Wine Shops in 2011

It’s that time of year again!  Where everybody and anybody throws out their top 10 , top 100, or top whatever lists. You either love them or hate them apparently.  We, well, we just think they’re a good way to … Continue reading

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Is there such a thing as a female winemaker?

Not a typical topic of How To Wine Travel, but we’ve been intrigued by the news (well, it has been around for awhile, but it’s still news to us) of female Austrian winemakers stripping off for a “Young Female Winemakers … Continue reading

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Can wine be enjoyed at Chili’s Too?

It was with some doubt I decided to order a glass of wine to go with my burger at the Chili’s Too at Newark Liberty Airport.  For one, wine pairing with hamburger is not easy, and secondly, Chili’s Too ain’t … Continue reading

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