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  • by Daniele Cernilli 24/06/19

    Why we don’t ask for sample bottles

    In our role as tasters, we avoid asking producer for bottles as much as possible. This allows us to taste freely...

  • by Riccardo Viscardi 17/06/19

    The importance of olfaction

    While winemaking research has focused on the olfactory aspects of a wine, in order to maintain as long as possible...

  • by Daniele Cernilli 10/06/19

    Is Italy not country for whites?

    Many foreign tasters believe Italy produces excellent red wines but not white ones. This because Italian whites...

  • by Daniele Cernilli 03/06/19

    Robert Parker has retired

    We raise our glasses in honor of someone who inspired me for many years and who I admired despite any difference...

  • by Daniele Cernilli 27/05/19

    No-shows!

    People who reserve a table and then cancel at the last minutes are one of the biggest problems for Italian...

  • by Daniele Cernilli 20/05/19

    Gastronomic narcissism

    There are those – be they a critic or fan – who impose their own personal preferences in a thinly...

  • by Daniele Cernilli 13/05/19

    We’re still around. That’s right.

    Our strengths lie in the connection between expertise and service, between experience and offering pertinent...

  • by Daniele Cernilli 06/05/19

    Italian wine is relatively unknown

    Italy did not come out well in a research study in the United States on the recognizability of the world’s...

  • by Daniele Cernilli 29/04/19

    Tolerable defects

    Wine can have small defects, tolerable imperfections in regard to our personal tastes. However, these must not...

  • by Daniele Cernilli 23/04/19

    Virtuous enology

    Modern enology seeks to enhance the value of a wine’s origin and characteristics, its...

  • by Daniele Cernilli 15/04/19

    Hooray for Barnaba!

    In a post on his Facebook page, Fabrizio Pagliardi, the owner-operator of the Barnaba wine bar and restaurant in...

  • by Daniele Cernilli 08/04/19

    Vinitaly…someone will always complain

    Without wishing to minimize any organizational shortcoming, there is no denying that Vinitaly is the most...

  • by Daniele Cernilli 01/04/19

    Niche or ghetto?

    A niche product is something truly excusive, given its intangible value. But what happens if the consumer...

  • by Daniele Cernilli 25/03/19

    People’s wines

    Half of Italy’s population drinks and buys wine on a fairly regular basis. In order to reach these...

  • by Daniele Cernilli 18/03/19

    Italy’s Burgundy

    There are some Italian reds made from Nebbiolo north of the Langhe that have a certain elegance, character,...

  • by Daniele Cernilli 11/03/19

    A fist full of yeast

    Selected or natural yeast? The microbiology of winemaking is a very complex subject and, for the most part, an...

  • by Riccardo Viscardi 04/03/19

    Barolo and Brunello 2014

    An analysis of vintage 2014 of two great Italian reds, Barolo and Brunello di Montalcino, underscores the...

  • by Daniele Cernilli 25/02/19

    Thales’ water

    Wine also represents the history of a land, its people, climate, landscapes and traditions and thus has a symbolic...

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