Report #41 -
The Amarones of Valpolicella
This new report focuses on the unique and exotic Amarone wines made from dried grapes grown in the terraced, hillside vineyards of Valpolicella. We traveled there to review the just released 2010 vintage in addition to older vintages, reserve and single vineyard wines. The appasimento (drying) process is explored in detail.
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Report #42 -
The Wines of Catalonia
Spain's northeastern wine region, the DO Catalunya, is producing new and exciting wines from indigenous and international varieties grown in distinct terroirs. This report covers the wines of Cava, Priorat, PenedÃ©s, Montsant and other regions.
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The Exciting Sparkling Wines of South Africa
With over 150 producers, South African sparkling wine keeps getting more interesting. We traveled to the Western Cape to taste them and found some excellent sparkling wines made in the Champagne style with extended aging on the lees.
Wine & Food
Pairing rich Amarone with Brasato all'Amarone & other dishes.
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