I had his Barolo once and loved it—but that was years ago in Italy. The wines have not been to the United States until now, but Giulio Viglione has decided... read more →
This is one of Nick Africano’s special bottlings, and special it is! It’s drawn from three botas of 30-year-old manzanilla from the Bodegas de Rio in Sanlúcar de Barrameda. Then... read more →
Nicolas Gonnin in Paris makes straightforward but spot-on Chinons. This former train conductor had his first vintage in 2021 and I have put him on my “one-to-watch” list. I love... read more →
This former cheese maker knows his way around natural yeast and has a commitment to no SO2. Had his “lowly” St. Romaine a decade old, was pure bliss. This is... read more →
Rene-Jean Dard (of Dard & Ribo) has kindred spirit Herve Souhait make his negoce line whites in Saint Peray. This is a glou-glou with verve, silky syrah. Semi-carbonic, raised in... read more →
I feel a syrah party coming on. Same winemaker as Foufoune, different soils. Drinkable pleasure, with a slightly lighter weight and higher tone.
I’m not sure I knew zibibbo before I tasted this from Barraco. Floral. Intense. Orange blossom and steroidal. No shy flower.
Intensely sandy, violet, tough, rugged and really fun. Bush-trained vines in Marsala, no green harvest and little pruning.