Ancient Barolo!

Nebbiolo is a fabulous grape that produces some of my favorite wines. Not just from the famous areas of Barolo and Barbaresco, but lesser known areas of the Alto Piemonte like Carema, Boca, Gattinara etc. They all have their own fabulous producers and can produce stunning wines. One of the things I enjoy the most … More Ancient Barolo!

Cazetiers classic!

Now that we’ve had a little foray elsewhere, lets get back to Burgundy! The other night I drank a fabulous bottle from a producer that I had never tried. The wine was Gevrey-Chambertin 1er cru Les Cazetiers which is a fabulous 1er cru. Cazetiers is located in the northern end of Gevrey on the “Cote … More Cazetiers classic!

Ridge Monte Bello

As promised, I’m back and this time with a post that is not about Burgundy and not even about European wine! Call this my tariff piece? No, don’t get me started about that nonsense… anyway there is a lot of high quality wine produced in the US and while I still hope to have the … More Ridge Monte Bello

Carema delight

We had some friends in town recently who share an interest with us in enjoying delicious wines. So as we enjoyed several fabulous meals and wines together, I planned to pull an old wine out for us to enjoy (hopefully). The bottle was a 1964 Luigi Ferrando Carema White Label that I purchased from The … More Carema delight


In honor of one of the iconoclastic producers of Brunello di Montalcino who passed away yesterday, Gianfranco Soldera, I decided to do a little review of the region. Soldera was originally in the insurance business before purchasing his Case Basse estate in Montalcino. I can’t claim to know him personally, but from everything I’ve read … More Montalcino