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Vigneti del Sole Montepulciano d’Abruzzo: Hall of Fame $10 Red

It’s not often you pour a wine and the first sip brings forth an involuntary “Wow!” Especially on an inexpensive wine. But this was the case with an red Italian gem I purchased at Grapepoint Wines, the Vigneti del Sole Montepulciano d’Abruzzo (2016). Three things off the bat I liked about this wine, just looking at [More]

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What’s the Difference Between Barolo and Barbaresco?

Both come from Italy’s Piedmont region, are made from the Nebbiolo grape, and start with “B”. But what’s really the difference between Barolo and Barbaresco? I started pondering this question while enjoying a bottle of the 2011 Produttori del Barbaresco Langhe Nebbiolo. “Barbaresco” is part of the producer’s name, but it’s technically not a Barbaresco. [More]

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