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Meeting Beppe Caviola of Damilano Barolo

Very interesting to meet Beppe Caviola of Damilano Barolo, and taste four of his wines. In 2002 he received the Winemaker of the Year award from Gambero Rosso as well as many others, and the four wines showed his intelligence and insight. The 2008 Lecinquevigne is a blend of five vineyards with vines aged up […]


Pietro Ratti speaks to New York’s Wine Media Guild about Barolo

Pietro Ratti Tom Maresca and Charles Scicilone of New York’s Wine Media Guild have done the impossible — they have put together a fantastic tasting of 2005 Barolos with Pietro Ratti, son of the late Renato Ratti and owner of the family winery in La Morra, to come to NY and speak to us. Overall, […]


Understanding Barolo

  “Why is Barolo so expensive!” I remember asking a savvy clerk in my local wine store, fresh from my first class in Italian wines. As an exuberant young student I had been eager to taste the regions I studied, yet the upper-market wines from Piedmont seemed totally out of reach. Even the new vintages […]