Italy

Yet Another Grape

Yet Another Grape

Piero Mancini Vermentino di Gallura DOCG2006Current price: about $8 This white from the northeastern corner of Sardinia is very pale gold, offering aromas of…

Prego

Prego

BertaniVilla Arvedi Amarone2004Current price: about $50 Last night we enjoyed an earthy, soulful dinner at Pane e Salute, the Italian osteria in Woodstock, Vermont…

Parla Italiano? Mi dispiace, no.

Parla Italiano? Mi dispiace, no.

Il PoggioSangiovese Rubicone IGT2008 The color is ruby purple, and it has a jammy nose, with smoke and earth and tobacco. On the palate…

Flesh and Bones

Flesh and Bones

Villa PozziNero D'Avola Sicilia IGT2007 This wine is a deep, inky ruby in the glass. The nose is plummy and smoky, with scent of…

Two As One

Two As One

I don't usually go for specialty ingredients. My food philosophy, such as it is, rests on the pure expression of individual elements: food as…

Serpentine

Serpentine

Fèlsina BerardegnaI Sistri (Toscana IGT)2006 This 100% Chardonnay, unoaked, is pale greenish-gold, offering a bewitching nose of tulips, paperwhites, and warm stones. The first…

A Lovely Tocai Friulano

A Lovely Tocai Friulano

CantaruttiTocai Friulano Grave del Friuli2006 This lovely northern Italian is pale gold with a fresh, lightly floral nose. On the palate it's dry, with…

Olive Oil From a Family Grove

Olive Oil From a Family Grove

Angela Hall was born in Rome, though her family has deep roots in Sabina, an agricultural region just outside the city. Angela lives in…

Altesino Brunello di Montalcino

AltesinoBrunello di Montalcino 2001 (375 ml) This wine is brickish red, the color of a Hopper afternoon. The nose is heady and seductive, with…

Gattinara: Interesting, Once in a While

TravagliniGattinara2003 The town of Gattinara is in the north of Piedmont, almost in Switzerland, and its wine is made from nebbiolo grapes and packaged…