Tag Archives: Giacomo Conterno

Gambero Rosso’s Tre Bicchieri 2017

No big surprises, although it sometimes feels that some Tre Bicchieris are awarded on past performance or pure fame.  Very happy to see Cascina Fontana make the list.  As well as Giulano Corino and his family with their Barolo Giachini.  … 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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Vino della Settimana–09 Dolcetto d’Alba, by Cappellano

We have been pondering this for a while – would we dishonor the late Teobaldo Cappellano’s wishes if we wrote about the winery or their wines here?  This was up when we thought the 99 Barolo Pie Rupestris Otin Fiorin … 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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Vino della Settimana – 2007 Dolcetto d’Alba, by Elio Grasso

When you think of Dolcetto, some may first think of Dogliani, where the likes of Abbona, Chionetti, Einaudi, and CaViola makes cellarable, complex, and minerally wines from the dolcetto (the little sweet one) grape.  That are good to drink right … Continue reading

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