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Speed-Dating Brunello, An Industry Tasting

“Benvenuto Brunello” translates to “Welcome Brunello,” an aptly named event for a first-time industry tasting Brunello-novice like myself. [...]

When Good Becomes Grand: Chianti Classico Gran Selezione

They said that the category had got diluted, that “Chianti Classico Riserva” as a quality indicator had lost its oomph, its integrity. They said this and we said “Ok, right” and they said “We’ll show you” [...]

Chianti Shows Food Friendly Value & Diversity

Last month’s Consorzio Vino Chianti Grand Tasting and seminar in NYC reinforced my growing feeling that Chianti today offers a higher level of consistency, quality and value than ever before. The region’s upward trajectory mirrors that [...]

Vino247 Profile: Maxwell Leer of Bestia, LA

The first image that emerged in my mind when wine director Maxwell Leer presented me with the wine list during a recent dinner at Bestia in Los Angeles was the map. This wasn’t a grand map [...]

2007 Brunellos: Top Picks from a Top Vintage

New York — Snooth wine reviewer and food writer Eric Guido visits the 2012 edition of the Italian Wine Masters tasting and tastes through 2007 Brunello di Montalcino’s. He finds the well-hyped 2007s ripe, yet vibrant [...]

1982 Bordeaux, Judgement of NYC

One of my favorite vintage taste offs was a blind tasting of the now legendary 1982 Bordeaux reds. The tasting harkened back to the seminal “Judgement of Paris” blind tasting of 1976 in which California wines [...]