DINNER AND TASTING AT THE QUADRA OSTERIA | 24-12-2009

Of course, a love of wine was evident. Wine described analytically, revealing every profound, hidden detail. Vineyards, history, climate, terroir, and tastings, oenological passions that teach our hero what he really is: a true, sincere and passionate lover of wine, in all its subtleties, evident or otherwise. And how lovely to discover, through the author’s psychoanalytical investigation of himself and the routes he has taken in life, what wine, in its totality, really means to him – all this rendered in convincing, engrossing prose.

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BORDEAUX 1970, BLIND TASTING | 15-11-2009

Just the mention of a Magnum of Bordeaux gives you shivers; mention 1970, and you might pinch yourself. Try mentioning both to a group of sommeliers and passionate wine professionals, who will no doubt never again encounter six such perfectly conserved examples as long as they live, and that you are going to conduct a blind tasting of all six at the same time.

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TRADITIONALISM AND BAROLO | 10-06-2009

Bartolo Mascarello left a powerful mark on those of us who are lucky to have experienced, while he was alive, his clear, tangible and enthusiastic discourses on the subjects he cared most about, which were always delivered with great force. His combative stance on the question of traditionalism in the world of Barolo is no exception. By Marco Pozzali Click here to download the whole document DOWNLOAD THE PDF

GAJA AND BARBARESCHI 1978 -1964 | 08-05-2009

I have had the growing impression, over time, that in the world of wine and viticulture, time moves slowly; you cannot improvise and change doesn’t come overnight We are small pawns in an enormous system as old as mankind itself (Noah, having reached Mount Ararat, planted vines, not lettuces). Hardly anybody can leave a truly indelible mark; Columella, perhaps, or Brother Bertin who cultivated his Chambertin. Pasteur, maybe, Lur-Saluces, maybe, or even Angelo Gaja. Maybe.

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WINE CITY VERONA | 04-04-2009

Events for the city, for visitors, for those who, in increasing numbers, are exploring and falling in love with the world, and art, food and wine.

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BAROLO 1974, AN INCREDIBLE YEAR… | 29-03-2009

Eight wines. Eight fantastic wine tasters. Four different examples from each of two private cellars, with one in Asti, and the other in Bergamo. A memorable journey in search of the truest essence of the Nebbiolo grape, and how it slowly expresses itself with ageing, even 35 years after being harvested

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WHEN YOU SAY YOU COULD DRINK A DEMIJOHN … | 29-03-2009

Some of these vintages were probably never even bottled by the producer himself; they reach us thanks to the worthy labours of enthusiast Mr Gianfranco Bassi, of Mirandola in the province of Modena, who would buy wine by the demijohn from the illustrious producer to bottle at home himself. Thus, he would realise the dream of every wine lover, to possess large quantities of the finest wine. When you say you could drink a demijohn…

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