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Wine Notes

Buying, Shipping and Carrying Wine Home

Buying Wine in Italy: How to carry back your wine, wine buying strategies.

Carrying Wine Home: tips for packing your wine purchases.

Piedmont (Piemonte) Wines

Piedmont Primer: an introduction to the wines of Piedmont with recommendations for specific producers.

Tre Belle Cose: Three Distinctly Different Vineyards in Southwestern Piemonte.

Two Wine Regions of Piemonte: Comparisons and recommendations of the Langhe and Monferrato wine regions.

Italy - Piemonte Wines: Dean concentrates on the best known, fine wine area and surrounding Alba, home to Barolo and Barbaresco and white truffles.

Veneto Wines

Italy - Amarone: Amarone is a shorthand version of the actual DOC (the legal name of the wine) of the wine which is Reciotto di Valpolicella.

Tuscany Wines

Italy - Impressions of Brunello: Dean's visit to the vineyards of Brunello was far too short but his understanding of the wines made in this very special spot was greatly enhanced.

Umbria Wines

Unlocking Umbria's Treasures: introduction to the wines of the region.

Cantine Aperte: The Umbrian version of the "Open Cellars" wine festival held each May.

Wines of Other Regions

Italy - Wines of the North / Northeast: This is a not at all comprehensive tour through some of Dean's favorite wine areas: Trentino, Alto Adige and Friuli Giulla Venezia.

The Wines of Friuli - A tale of three grape varieties: Wine from north-eastern Italy.

Making Rosso with the Canalis: Gail participates in the autumn wine-making experience with the family of Vincenzo and Secondina Canali, in Casperia.

Italy's Natural Wines: Willemijn tells us the story behind the wines made with grapes and nothing else.

Wine Harvest at Tenuta Cavalier Pepe: helping harvest grapes in Campania.

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Dean's Food and Wine Notes

www.winespectator.com: Wine Spectator Magazine

www.chianticlassico.com: Chianti Classico Wine (ask for their free map of the Chianti region)

www.italianwinereview.com: Italian Wine Review


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