May
22

Spotlight on Indigenous Italian White Wine: Kante Malvasia 2012

Italy’s nooks and crannies are home to such a depth of great wine that even serious wine professionals cannot exhaust the possibilities. White wines in particular are underrated and often

Jan
3

Spotlight on Chianti Classico: Castello di Ama Riserva 2009

With this article we move north from Castelnuovo Berardenga to the commune of Gaiole and one of Chianti’s oldest, most famous producers. Castello di Ama is also fairly controversial for

Oct
29

Spotlight on Unusual California White Wine: Arbe Garbe White Blend 2012

My final entry in this spotlight was long delayed due to my trip to Portugal, but the wait was worth it. Arbe Garbe’s Friulian-style blend is one of the best

Oct
17

Scubla Lo Speziale Bianco Ribolla & Malvasia 2010

Wines from Friuli are hard to find in any quantity. They are also often on the expensive side. I like them, however, because they are usually interesting, well made wines

Nov
1

Spotlight on Sangiovese: Fattoria Bibbiani Poggio Vignoso Chianti 2009

Brunello di Montalcino receives the high scores and big praise when it comes to Sangiovese. There are super tuscans and Chianti Classico riservas scrambling close behind Brunello for price and

Mar
18

Spotlight on Spain: Abel Mendoza Rioja Malvasia 2007

Thus far I have looked at the red wines of Rioja, but the whites are perhaps some of the most interesting and unknown wines of Spain outside of the circles

Mar
9

Spotlight on Spain: Alonso del Yerro 2005

Whereas last post’s Alejandro Fernandez is by now an old hat in Ribera del Duero, Alonso del Yerro is a baby in the region. It also represents some of the