Report #40 -
Rosé Champagne and Sparkling Wine
What better way to celebrate a special occasion than to open a Rosé Champagne or Sparkling Wine? Our guide to over 150 rosé sparklers from around the world will help you make the right selection and to pair it with the right food.
Special Report -
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.
Report #41 -
The Amarone Wines 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.
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, Penedés, Montsant and other regions.
Special Report -
The Wines of Montefalco
Montefalco is a small region located in Italy's Umbria region. But it's home to the indigenous Sagrantino grape. Producers have learned to handle its firm tannins and are now making very flavorful, complex and rich wines. We introduce Monteflaco's outstanding producers and their wines.
Wine & Food
Pairing rich Amarone with Brasato all'Amarone & other dishes.
Technical Notes on the world of wine edited by Joel Butler MW.
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