Posts tagged "Brunello"
Top 10 Wines of 2012

Top 10 Wines of 2012

As I reflect back on 2012 I can honestly say that it was my luckiest year yet when it comes to wine.  I was fortunate enough to have drunk more great wine more often with more great people than any other year.  This is a blessing.  And in some ways a curse.  Whatever, I have...
Brunello, Now More Than Ever.

Brunello, Now More Than Ever.

After the Brunellogate scandal a few years back and despite the recent criminal tragedy at Soldera, Brunello di Montalcino stands at a moment of renaissance.  A second act if you will.  With the recent publication of the very fine and wonderfully opinionated book Brunello di Montalcino by Kerin O’Keefe, we may be seeing a lot...
A Tuscan Wine Dinner & The Meaning of Life

A Tuscan Wine Dinner & The Meaning of Life

If there is one thing I have learned about wine it’s that wine drunk alone can only be good.  To be great it must be drunk with others.  This proved true on a recent night when friends new and old came together for a Tuscan wine dinner at Aurora in Brooklyn.  I had tried a...
Dinner (and some killer wine) @ Pizzeria Otto

Dinner (and some killer wine) @ Pizzeria Otto

I recently dined with a few friends at one of my favorite restaurants here in New York, Mario Batali’s Pizzeria Otto.  The place has a great casual vibe and the antipasti, pizza, and gelati are not only amazing, but reasonably priced.  They also have a totally sick Italian wine list, which we of course taped...
Wines of the Week:  Randomness

Wines of the Week: Randomness

2007 Sassetti Livio – Pertimali, Rosso di Montalcino ~$32.00 I had high hopes for this wine as I love this producers Brunello (they were part of the Brunello tasting blogged about in June).  Essentially, the Rosso is a younger version of Brunello.  It receives less aging and is released sooner so it is generally more...
2003 Faceoff:  Brunello vs. Bordeaux

2003 Faceoff: Brunello vs. Bordeaux

We opened a couple of nice wines from the 2003 vintage with some friends this past weekend.  2003 was characterized by very high temperatures throughout Europe so the growing season tended to yield very opulent wines with very deep ripe fruit and high alcohol levels.  It was generally considered to be a very good vintage...
Brunello di Montalcino Dinner @ Bar Henry

Brunello di Montalcino Dinner @ Bar Henry

I will start off saying that I do not know much about the wines of Brunello di Montalcino.  What I did know before the tasting was that they come from a region in Tuscany, Italy.  That the region is nearby Chianti, and that they, like Chianti, are made from the Sangiovese grape.  Brunello, along with...