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Gewürztraminer Greatness

I drink oceans of white wine year-round but there are some grapes that just don’t get into heavy or even light rotation. One of them is definitely Gewürz. Badly/indifferently done, it can be oily, flabby, and overly perfume-y. But, whoa, the Tiefenbrunner Gewürztraminer from Italy’s spectacular Alto Adige region is a stunner. (It was sent [More]

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Two of My Favorite Reasonably Priced Italian Wines

Had dinner at La Spiga on Thursday and thoroughly enjoyed selecting two fantastic wines: Abbazia di Novacella Kerner and the Scavino Vino Da Tavola Rosso. Wow, reading over those names makes me realize that these are not the easiest of wines to pick from a list and order with confidence if you lack experience (aka [More]

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