Daily Archives: October 3, 2007

It Has to be Vermouth

Nothing wakes up your palate and straightens me out after a day of coffee drinking like a glass of sweet vermouth. Carpano, Punt e Mes, Vermouth nv Stunning and on a par with the Quady Vya Vermouth; this is very … Continue reading

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Roaring Roero

Vietti Roero Arneis DOCG 2006 Like the previous vintage, this is quite acidic in a light-bodied package with minerality and a touch of herbaceousness. Bot in Castiglione Falletto, Alfredo Currado began working w/ Arneis in 1967 13% $15.50 at Traverso’s … Continue reading

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Alba and Asti – Certainly not AA

Michele Chiarlo Barbera d’Asti Superiore Le Orme DOC 2005 As we found with the 2003, the wine displays textbook acidity in a very light bodied package with a bit of earthiness and some tannin. This works as a budget Barbera … Continue reading

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Sweet Bubbly

Monchiero Carbone Birbet nv Red fruits, light carbonation and sweetness that is not at all cloying.  The lift of the carbonation lightens the weight of this wine.  A natural for drinking with fresh berries. The grape is Brachetto grown in … Continue reading

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