Tastings This Week

Vietti: Artistry in Barolo

Despite their relatively recent arrival on the scene (1919 was the first estate bottling) Vietti has distinguished itself amongst giants, as one of the top Barolo-producing estates in Piemonte. Their blend of organic agriculture with both modern and traditional techniques consistently results in wines of singular quality, reflected in the one-of- a-kind artist designed prints emblazoned on the bottle labels. While the Barolo Castiglione (a blend of grapes from top vineyards in Castiglione Falletto, Monforte, Barolo and Novello) is a bargain year in and year out, it's particularly exquisite in the exceptional 2010 vintage. Read More »

2012 in Burgundy: Beautiful Across the Board

Considered part of Chablis for many years, Saint Bris in north Burgundy is now classified as Auxerrois. Sauvignon is allowed here, and the prices are lower, but that Kimmeridgian soil comes through loud and chalky, especially in this biodynamic version from Giosot... Read More »

Sunday Spirits: Caffo Amaro del Capo + Solara Orange Liqueur

A blend of 29 different herbs, this Calabrese Amaro is slightly less bitter than most, and a fabulous introduction to the wide world of Italian bitters. The Solara is an aromatic brandy based spirit made with the best "sun-kissed" oranges in Southern Italy. Stop in this Sunday for a cocktail! Read More »