The 2009 Barbera d’Alba is surprisingly exuberant in its over-ripe, candied fruit, with less of the sheer appeal of the best years. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2012. Dec 2010, www.robertparker.com
Score: 87-/100Antonio Galloni
How to Spend 24 Hours in Santa Barbara
The Santa Barbara Hills in Southern California (situated just north of LA, beyond Malibu) are currently producing some of the most exciting wines in the whole of California. Whilst less established than Napa Valley or Sonoma further North, this wilder territory has attracted a young generation of winemakers who are not scared to experiment. Just a few decades since the ...
Discover Santa Barbara Wine Country with The Hilt's Matt Dees
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The FINE+RARE 'Four Decades of Barolo' Dinner
Last week fourteen of FINE+RARE’s customers joined us for a very special dinner at Alyn Williams. The theme: Four Decades of Barolo. We’ve been making as much noise as possible about this region of late, and much of this noise has been focussed on the recently released, and quite brilliant, 2010 vintage. We thought we’d open a few bottles with some ...
F+R Retreats: A Culinary Escape to Barolo
Travelling up and down the rolling hills of Barolo, it is impossible to ignore the abundance of culinary delights growing all around you. From vineyards and hazelnut trees, to little patches of woodland famed for their truffles... As we travel through the region, our guide Giacomo points out a spot good for white truffles, another more renowned for the black variety. And he should ...
Roberto Voerzio: Once-in-a-lifetime Opportunity
A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own a high-scoring collection of magnums from Roberto Voerzio; signed, personalised and enormously collectable... FINE+RARE are extremely proud to offer an exclusive ex-domaine selection, direct from Piedmont’s legendary Roberto Voerzio. We have secured three back-vintage selections in magnum format, each representing one of Voerzio’s rarest cuvées: Barbera Pozzo Annunziata, Barolo Sarmassa and Barolo Capalot e delle ...
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