Tag Archives: Italy

Wines of the Week: Gundlach Bundschu, Pedroncelli and more

Some readers who do not regularly have a chance to read The Washington Post’s Wednesday Food section have asked me to post my columns and wine recommendations here more regularly. So I will try to do that in some form … Continue reading

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Why white wines should not always be drunk young …

Here’s my dirty little secret: I love white wines. In WineLine #26, way back in January 2003 before these online scribblings were called blogs, I issued an impassioned defense of white wines. Sometimes, I even think I prefer white wines … Continue reading

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Italy’s Three Kings

Dominic Nocerino oozes luxury and style, from his tailored suit and silk ties to the triple-digit prices in the portfolio of wines he has built for Vinifera Imports, the company he founded in 1979. Yet along with the good-natured instant … Continue reading

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Sweet Endings for 2009

Earlier this month I wrote two columns for The Washington Post recommending sparkling wines for the holidays – one on wines above $30, the other for more budget-conscious revelers. All the wines were dry. That led one frustrated reader to … Continue reading

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Bring Back the Samplers

When I began my wine explorations two decades ago, one store in DC I regularly visited was Mayflower Wine & Spirits, on M St NW. The store specialized in Italian wines, but it had a great selection from around the … Continue reading

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Coppo Brachetto d’Acqui Passione 2006

Most of the Brachetto wines I tasted for my column this week in The Washington Post were bright, fruity, delightfully fun wines, spritzy with bubbles and deliciously sweet. The Coppo Passione 2006 ($28) was more complex, more serious. Its color … Continue reading

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Rosa Regale Brachetto d’Acqui – a Great Chocolate Wine

No, not a chocolate-flavored wine, but a great wine to pair with chocolate, especially cake and cookies and other confections. ‘Smores, perhaps? No need for stuffy gourmandise when the wine is as fun as a Brachetto d’Acqui. If you’ve only … Continue reading

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