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Two cooool reds that refresh from Italy’s majestic Alto Adige/Suditrol

Coooooool climate wines? Where better to look than Italy’s Alto Adige (Suditirol), the country’s most isolated, northernmost wine-growing region whose borders touch Austria and Switzerland? Yes, the winters are cold and snowy near the Italian Swiss Alps and Dolomite mountains. Yet, most of the year there’s plenty of bright sunshine (300 days) to stimulate vines. […]

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From Argentina’s Land of Malbec, Coen Wines elevates the standard with organic elegance

When Attilio Pagli arrived in Mendoza in 1992, the Italian oenologist was excited about his new consulting project: to produce high quality wines from what were believed to be old vines of sangiovese growing in Argentina’s mountainous Uco Valley. Sangiovese is Italy’s most noble red grape, used in the production of world-renowned Chianti Classico and […]

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A tasting of six essential wines from Gerard Bertrand, “Lord Green of the Languedoc”

I’ve never tasted a Gerard Bertrand wine that I didn’t like, whether it cost $10 or more than $100. The French winemaker, producer, entrepreneur, etc., is one of the most energetic and creative viticulturalists in the world. He is greatly respected for his passion and commitment to preserving the land, especially in the Languedoc-Roussillon region […]