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Posted in by Caspar Bowes
17 July 2018
In April this year northern Italy lost one of the titans of local wine production when Leonildo Pieropan died, drawing to a close a lifetime spent transforming the wines of the Veneto and their reputation.There are now quite a number of estates in Soave producing stellar wines from the high-quality …
Posted in by Caspar Bowes
13 April 2018
Castelnuovo dell'Abate, Montalcino's southern heartlandIn whatever region one funds oneself tasting wine these days, it seems that one encounters either hot or cool vintages and, more and more, I find myself drawn to the latter.When Robert Parker started out all those years ago, under-ripeness was o…
Posted in by Caspar Bowes
29 March 2018
"Pietradolce boasts some of the most beautiful vineyards I have ever seen. I cannot exaggerate this point. The Vigna Barbagalli is located a steep 900 meters on the volcano's flank. Once you climb up there, you are treated to a panorama of ancient, knotted pre-phylloxera vines hidden in a little amp…
Posted in by Caspar Bowes
15 March 2018
Rose Gold From the NorthPiemonte, like Burgundy, is a bastion of  mono-varietal wine. Again, like Burgundy, it can boast a red grape as fine as any in the world in the form of Nebbiolo, a variety that can and does produce wines of haunting beauty and complexity and a grape that was once thought…
The first tasting of the year, hosted at No.8 Northumberland Ave, between Trafalgar Square and the river. Good venue, with lots of space in which to get a big swirl going. And lots of fabulous wines to swirl. The exhibitor was a single merchant: one of the UK's larger importers showing their ra…
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