Italy

SanSì

SanSì

Azienda Agricola Scagliola Barbera d’Asti Superiore “SanSì” 2008 14.5% ABV | Price: about $40 This wine is 100% barbera, and the grapes derive from…

El Greco

El Greco

Feudi di San Gregorio Greco di Tufo 2008 13.0% ABV | Price: about $20 Deep gold with faint hints of stone fruit and citrus,…

Rosso

Rosso

Collemattoni Rosso di Montalcino 2007 14.5% ABV | Price: about $28 This wine is 100% sangiovese, from the Brunello clone. Rosso di Montalcino is…

The Black Bee

The Black Bee

Torrevento Puglia IGT "Il Filare" Rosato 2008 12.0% ABV | Price: about $12 I'm gonzo about this wine. I've been drinking it all summer….

Interestingness

Interestingness

Damilano Barolo "Lecinquevigne "200414% ABV | Current price: about $36 Nebbiolo grapes from five eponymous vineyards go into this wine. It's young for a…

Yet Another Grape

Yet Another Grape

Piero Mancini Vermentino di Gallura DOCG2006Current price: about $8 This white from the northeastern corner of Sardinia is very pale gold, offering aromas of…

Prego

Prego

BertaniVilla Arvedi Amarone2004Current price: about $50 Last night we enjoyed an earthy, soulful dinner at Pane e Salute, the Italian osteria in Woodstock, Vermont…

Parla Italiano? Mi dispiace, no.

Parla Italiano? Mi dispiace, no.

Il PoggioSangiovese Rubicone IGT2008 The color is ruby purple, and it has a jammy nose, with smoke and earth and tobacco. On the palate…

Flesh and Bones

Flesh and Bones

Villa PozziNero D'Avola Sicilia IGT2007 This wine is a deep, inky ruby in the glass. The nose is plummy and smoky, with scent of…

Two As One

Two As One

I don't usually go for specialty ingredients. My food philosophy, such as it is, rests on the pure expression of individual elements: food as…

Serpentine

Serpentine

Fèlsina BerardegnaI Sistri (Toscana IGT)2006 This 100% Chardonnay, unoaked, is pale greenish-gold, offering a bewitching nose of tulips, paperwhites, and warm stones. The first…

A Lovely Tocai Friulano

A Lovely Tocai Friulano

CantaruttiTocai Friulano Grave del Friuli2006 This lovely northern Italian is pale gold with a fresh, lightly floral nose. On the palate it's dry, with…